We sure do love our sweets! And since medical science has come to recognize the bad effects of sugar, many attempts have occurred to find a suitable replacement for it. Aspartame is one of them. What typically happens, is that whenever we fool around trying to come up with replacement foods, we end up with something that has even worse side effects. Join us in our February 22, 2018 EGG meeting and we will go over the Aspartame story and why it is such as 'big bad wolf". Read More
Sustainability: Streetwise or Harvard?
So much to learn, and so little time. There are so many resources that we can use to increase our knowledge of things pertaining to "sustainability". In our EGG February 15, 2018 meeting, we will investigate, explore, and rate the numerous sustainability resources that we have available. Hopefully, participants can bring their ideas to add to our list!
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From Sustainability Concepts To How To Be A More Effective Agent Of Change
The name Alan Atkisson has been associated with many aspects of sustainability for a long time. For those of you who have taken environmental courses in college, you will most likely have read some of his books. In our Feb. 08, 2018 EGG meeting, we will take a close look at some of his ideas in the areas of sustainability, sustainable development, and transformative change. We will view some videos investigating tools and results of applying his methods. Please join us for this very informative session! Read More
Better Eating Habits & Sustainability
Good health is an important part of a sustainable lifestyle and contributes to a sustainable environment. Eating the right food is a key component creating good health. Is it time for you to jump on the bandwagon of heating healthy? The best time to do it is now! Come to our February 1, 2018 EGG session and learn with others some important basics behind eating what is right for us. We will watch some fascinating videos and have some discussion with folks who have walked down this path! Read More
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The status of the Bay Delta Tunnels seems to be constantly in a state of flux due to the many circumstances tugging at it. This week it is a critical situation at the Oroville Dam which just might put the Delta Tunnels at a very low priority. In recent weeks it was the possibility of little Federal assistance based on the unfriendliness of the current administration. Plus, there have been a number of unethical actions by the involved southern valley water districts. So what does all this mean? In the February 23, 2017 presentation you will learn some of the history of the California Water Infrastructure and the history behind the Water Fix and the Delta Tunnels project. We we wook at various events that have led up to where we are at now. I will go over the pros and cons, the opponents and proponents, and alternative plans.
Please join us for this informative and interesting session.
Many people understand the importance of conserving water and converting their lawns to water efficient gardens, but often balk at the perceived complexity, cost, and time commitments of such conversion. There is a "knowledge gap" here - how to put in that great landscape after the turf is removed. This presentation will illustrate, with two actual projects, that building a water efficient garden can be easy, quick, and cost-effective. When more and more conversions are done like this, the knowledge gap might be gradually closed, and more water efficient gardens will be built.
Please join us for this very interesting presentation.
Reused water is currently used for irrigation, non-potable applications, replenishing aquifers, just to name a few. However, there has been a firm resistance to providing drinking water to the public from water reused from non-potable applications. The issue is not with the technologies but with the perception of "Toilet-to-Tap” water by the public. In some places, reduced water availability in tandem with an increase in population may require a fundamental shift in thinking if we want to ensure everyone’s' drinking water requirements will be met in the future. I will cover questions such as:
- Learn where recycled water is using used for meeting
drinking water requirements.
- Learn why we all have been drinking recycled water for
millions of years.
- Learn why people have been taught to fear drinking
- Learn why the water resources of today might not be
enough to meet the needs of tomorrow.
Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting!
The SF Bay Delta is at the crossroads of either being destroyed or being saved. The water management plans being considered will determine the future health of this important geographic resource. The health of the community, the ecology, the wildlife, and water quality hinge on the upcoming decisions. In todays session we will explore just what the delta is, what factors affect it, why it is so important, what is the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan, and what we, as stewards of the land, should do to make sure the SF Bay delta is properly maintained.
In todays meeting we will go over the various avenues available in Social Media and explore how the EcoGreen Group can utilize them to achieve our goals. We are hoping to get some creative ideas flowing from our members on how we can use these tools.
Join us and participate in the exploration of social media and see if yiou can come up with ideas that can help EGG use these tools.
We are looking into the issue of whether or not cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are sustainable. As of this writing, the jury is still out. It is very controversial and many people do not want to touch them with a ten foot pole! Take a look at the presentation which has some good references to start your investigation. Read More
Contact us to help you save water, get design inspiration for your garden, or connect with a landscaper. We are here to help you get the water efficient garden you have always wanted and need! Read More
We are trying to get the native ecosystem back up and running here in Santa Clara Valley. Come learn all about it, why it is so important to accomplish, and what you can do. Join us for this special event! Read More
Learn about a great product that provides for more efficient usage of water in the landscape. The Water Saver product is now available at Home Depot. Click on the title link above to learn more about the product and where to get it! Read More
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The Agrihood Project, which is destined to be located right near the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd and Winchester in Santa Clara needs your help to ensure the project proceeds in the right direction! Please read on and get involved! Read More
This is going to be an important meeting. If you cannot show up to vocalize your opposition to the WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Plan, then you can send in your comments to be read out load. Join us! Read More
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