It's time to get your hands dirty and start tending to your garden. The rains are almost done for the season. It's time to plant, re-pot, plant seeds, plant seedlings, and do all the other tasks needed to get your garden going. In the April 20, 2017 EGG meeting, I will go over several interesting topics and demos to help make you successful. One of the topics will be "air pruning". This will be an open session and everybody is welcome to talk about their little garden secrets. Please join us! Read More
Fukushima: Five Years Later
It has been five years since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan. There has been a lot of activity occurring to attempt to clean up the site, and make the surrounding areas habitable. Many studies are taking place to monitor and understand the radiation side effects on the habitat both on the land and in the ocean. What is the status of the situation? What have we learned? What is the prognosis? Join us on April 13, 2017 in Saratoga for an interesting session with Mei-Ling Shek. She will address these and many other questions and issues. A video and discussion is planned. Read More
Introduction To The Santa Clara County Green Business Program
Do you have a business that is begging to become more environmentally friendly? Do you want to do your part in creating a business environment that supports reducing the carbon footprint of your day to day activities? And would you like to do this with a benefit to your bottom line? Come to the EcoGreen Group's April 6, 2017 meeting in Saratoga and find out how to accomplish all of this. Nicole Nguyen and Lisa Rose, facilitators of the Santa Clara County Green Business Program, will show you how it's done and answer all your questions. Please join us for this interesting and informative presentation. Read More
Idle Threat: A look At One Man’s Struggle To Improve Public Health
Automobiles and idling? There is something going on there. Join us at our March 30, 2017 EcoGreen Group meeting and Tony Green will present to us some facts, stories, and interesting comments on issues and strategies surrounding automobile idling. An interesting video will be viewed and discussion will be a part of the event. Read More
The science of nanomaterials is opening up an exciting number of new methods of solving many problems. In todays meeting, we will show a video of a presentation made by Professor Yi Cui at the Stanford Energy Seminar on February 29, 2016. Yi Cui will provide us with a look into his exploration of using nanomaterials for water related applications such as desalination, desalination batteries, sea water batteries, microbial fuel cells and microbial batteries.
In todays meeting, we will take a look at several videos which cover California's water issues and various solutions including ocean water desalination. There seems to be some progress in working towards a solution but not everybody is on board. There are conflicting interests (central valley agriculture, ecologists, and urban dwellers) with ongoing heated battle by the various stakeholders as to which solution makes the most sense. The selected videos will cover the array of issues and various solutions and what is being done today. This will be a great session to fill your mind with ideas and pointers to further exploration and research on this important topic.
Please join us for this interesting and informative video session.
Thursday Morning Meeting, March 31, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you sign up on our Meetup site.
Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070 Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Highway 9).
Videos and Discussion On Security Issues In The Cleantech Infrastructure
Our energy infrastructure is gradually changing from the old system that has been in place for 50 years to a more modern efficient, interconnected, and smarter system that is needed to support our future. While this is a great and needed development, it presents opportunities for evil minded people to intrude these systems and cause harm and damage. Today we will view several videos which serve as an introduction to the topic of Cyber Security in the Cleantech Infrastructure. The video talks are presented by several experts in the field of security and provide very interesting background into the security problems we now face and will be facing as we develop our more interconnected infrastructure. We are hoping to collaborate with a company that is an expert in this field and present a more in depth look at this issues we face with Smart Cities in the near future.
The human population is experiencing exponential growth. Over the past 200 years we’ve reached our 2nd billion and the 7th billion milestone. While this tells of our great success in the fields of medicine and technology, the population growth is also the source of great threats: environmental and political instability, famine and disease. We will discuss three dynamics that the population growth already set in motion: urbanization, immigration and empowering of women, and try to identify the opportunities within the challenges.
Natural gas production is at an all-time high which has led to the lowest gas prices in a generation. Many suspect the United States will eventually be the world’s largest exporter of Natural Gas. The process of Hydraulic Fracturing has been one of the primary reasons for the abundant supply of natural gas.
The Oil and Gas industry received an exemption to the Clean Water Act in 2005 which is referred to as the Halliburton Loophole. It permits the oil industry not to disclose the content of the chemicals used to extract gas from shale formations. Fracking chemicals are said to be comprised of a toxic mix of over 600 chemicals, many of them are referenced in the Safe Water Drinking Act.
In this presentation I will discuss further what fracking chemicals are composed of and how this would lead to the oil industry needing an exemption and the implication this has for all Americans, especially those living in close proximity of fracking wells. I will cover questions such as:
What has driven the increase in the reliance on natural gas?
How did the oil and gas industries receive an exemption to the Clean Water Act?
Why are hazardous chemicals are needed to extract natural gas in shale deposits?
The components in fracking fluids have caused concerns about our water.
Why fracking is here to stay.
Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting!
When watering plants, the water can often flow away from the plant before the roots can absorb the water. People may then overwater a plant, increasing water consumption over extended periods of time. Some places in the world are highly susceptible to drought conditions and overusing water can be problematic. It can often take a considerable amount of time to water plants, especially if too much water flows away and more water is needed.
Water Saver (Patent Pending) is a water containment device which helps hold water underneath plants, ensuring the plant is properly maintained and healthy over long periods of time. The device helps prevent water from running away from the plant before it has the chance to absorb nutrients. In this presentation I will provide some success examples, details of the product, and some expected results.
Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting!
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
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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