Rain Gardens – Turn Rain Into Beauty In Your Garden
Our rainy season will be here vey soon. Have you given any thought to how you might capture some of this critical resource that we seem to be increasingly short on? How about using it to enhance both the health and curb appeal of your garden? In our October 12, 2017 EGG meeting, Shelkie Tao will go over many details of taking advantage of our winter rains to bring more beauty to your garden. So jump out of bed, grab some breakfast, and join us in Saratoga for this interesting session with Shelkie! Read More
Wave Hello To Energy!
Is there value in using mechanisms along our seashore to extract energy? Are they going to interfere too much with the natural balance in the sea and aesthetic appeal of the seascape? Join us on October 05, 2017 and we will take a look at the pros and cons of using Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) to satisfy our demand of energy. We will investigate wave basics as well as the different types of Wave Energy Conversion mechanisms and what new designs are being developed. Join us for this interesting session! Read More
Equifax Security Breach Aftermath: Rescuing Your Green
It has been a painful two weeks since we were notified of the massive Equifax Data Breach. As I am doing, you are probably scampering around trying to secure and put safeguards in place to deal with this terrible breach. We thought it would be a good idea to pause our green thoughts for a moment and take a close look at what happened and what we should be doing to protect ourselves. Join us on September 28, 2017, at our next EGG meeting, for an important presentation by Mark Hoff to investigate and discuss where we go from here. Read More
Mid-September 2017 "Free For All"
Our speakers are taking a break and so now is the time to give everybody the opportunity to discuss, debate, and get educated on all the green and clean issues that we are faced with today. In our September 21, 2017 meeting, we are going to start off by addressing the CA WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Project. Where we go from there depends on what else people want to talk about. Join us and leave our meeting well informed and with an itch to do something about some of the problems we are facing! Read More
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There are many small actions you can take to have an impact on the environment. The perception is the steps required to be more green are expensive and involve a great deal of effort. Furthermore, some believe understanding the science behind the actions aides people with implementing these practices into their daily lives. Hear more about the some of the science involved in impacting the environment. I will cover questions such as:
- The five small actions you can take to have a huge impact on the environment. - Why being “Green” does not have to be expensive or time consuming. - How understanding the science can provide clarity on what it takes to be more green. - How the science can help you make more informed lifestyle choices.
Come join us for this special Eco Green Group meeting!
The question of whether nuclear power should be adopted as a technology to produce clean energy along with wind and solar has been hotly debated for years. In fact, during last years’ COP21 meeting in Paris, the debate over whether nuclear power should be part of the climate change solution was almost enough to distract the attendees from the true goal of the meeting which was to come to an agreement to carbon dioxide reducing targets. Amazingly, beneath the surface, both the pro and anti-nuclear communities have more in common than you would think. I will cover questions such as:
>>How the rift developed between the pro nuclear and anti-nuclear communities.
>>The common ground shared by both sides.
>>Why future technologies may make the nuclear argument null and void.
>>Why both sides will need to work together to tackle our planet most pressing problem.
Come join us for this special Eco Green Group meeting!
A Presentation, Discussion, and Video Viewing by Rod Kirk
The world is being challenged with trying to feed its growing population while witnessing global warming, not enough fresh water to go around, and increased desert lands. Many people are working on solutions to this problem. One promising solution that is being used around the world is desert salt water farming. Our normal fresh water crops have low tolerance to salt water and will not produce well in the presence of saline. Halophytes are one class of plants that contain edible varieties that flourish in the presence of saltwater. This is an exciting area and seems to be one method that will at least help put a dent in food shortage.
In todays session, we will go over some of the ideas and science behind saltwater farming, review some of the leading organizations and supporters of this science, and view some related videos which tell the story of the effort to turn desert lands into food bearing landscapes.
Please join us for this exciting adventure into our future!
The recycling industry continues to evolve with increasing ability to re-use plastics, metals, glass, and paper. Municipalities are changing the ways they address the need to recycle. Automation is constantly changing to improve the quantity of recycling materials as well as the speed at which it is done. In todays session we will take a look at some of the recycling facilities and see how they are doing their job. We will also take a look at how gold is recycled from electronic parts. Please join us for an interesting look into this field.
Networking, Verge Pictures, Video Day Hosted By Rod Kirk
This week we are going to take a breather and do some general networking, looking at some pictures from the Verge Conference, and possibly some interesting videos or recorded Verge presentations. Feel free to come with your ideas to talk about anything green and clean. We will fill the hour and half we have available with some interesting things.
Please join us for this interesting session and mingle with like minded people.
Thursday Morning Meeting, Sept 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetupsite. 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).
A Presentation, Discussion, & Videos Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
Stormwater runoff in urban areas is a major source of water pollution. Rain or snowmelt flowing over impervious surfaces, such as paved streets and parking lots, picks up pollutants like trash, oils and chemicals, before it is discharged into rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters. Traditional stormwater management approaches generally consider only flood control, and have not targeted pollutant reduction or the health of our ecosystems. In addition, rain water is a valuable resource which should be harvested in drought-stricken California.
Come join us to view and discuss the videos “Stormwater Pollution & Green Infrastructure Solutions”, produced by the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District (New York), and “Smart Green Infrastructure: How To Grow Sustainable Cities” by the TreePeople in Los Angeles.
A very important meeting took place on 08/22/17 at the Almaden Expressway site of the SCVWD. It was a packed house and a lot of interesting questions, discussions, and presentation related to the Delta Tunnels (WaterFix) Project. This is an important issue. Please read about it here and get involved to get the SCVWD Board of Directors to vote no on participation in this project! 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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