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!
Please join us for this educational session! Read More
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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EGG ended 2016 on a lively note with a presentation about The Conversation our Society needs to have to promote sustainability. To continue the energetic exchange on this subject, the Jan 12, 2017, EGG presentation is going explore:
- The basics of communicating everyday opportunities to share sustainability info with others we meet in our daily travels.
- Group Interaction will round out the session.
To help you share the “golden nuggets” of sustainable wisdom you have with more people in your everyday travels, please join EGG for a dynamic presentation and audience participation.
When you are out and about in places such as restaurants, book stores, and other public places where you may see little children, do you ever wonder what their future will be like when they are older? If you have children or grandchildren are you concerned about what life has in store for them? Will they inherit a planet that is livable, with beautiful forests and majestic oceans? With clean land, water, and air? Or will they live tortured lives due to all of the accumulated pollution that has been created? To explore this big topic, the Dec 8, 2016, presentation will include an overview of the history of human pollution which reaches back thousands of years, a brief look at human population growth, an overview of the pollution we create today, and one of the next important steps that we must all take.
To find out what this next step is, please join us for this important EGG presentation.
A Review of Second Half of 2016 EGG Activities By Rod Kirk
Now that 2016 has passed, we can reflect upon our successes that occured during the second half of the year. Join us for this traditional bi-annual meeting where we take a look at all the events and agendas that EGG participated in. We will also acknowledge the various members and volunteers that helped keep EGG afloat. Lastly, this is an opportunity for every member to voice their opinion on what they would like to see EGG accomplish for the next six months. Bring your ideas, bring your brains and voices and join us for this important event!
Low-level visible or near infrared light has therapeutic uses. It can improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Called photo-biomodulation, it has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. Over 300 randomized clinical trials have been published, half of which are on pain.
First we shall watch an overview of photo-biomodulation and low level light therapy presented by James of Thor LLLT at the United Nations Global Health Impact Forum. Then he will give an introduction to the treatment for Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Next will be a groundbreaking webinar on photo-biomodulation that aired during the World Summit of Integrative Medicine 2015. Dr Lew Lim and leading scientists from Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, share their insights about the positive effects of low level light therapy (photo-biomodulation) on the body and brain at the cellular level.
It is that time of the year again! We are going to take a break from our usual activities and kick back and relax with a party.
Join us on Dec. 15, 2016 for some relaxing fun. Bring your favorite food or drink to share. If there is some green information or item you want to share with us, bring it too and let's talk about it. This will be our last meeting of 2016, so come and enjoy.
Thursday Morning Meeting, Dec. 15, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register 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).
A Presentation / Discussion Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
Todays session is a continuation of our October 20th program on ecosystem services and natural capital. We shall first view a video entitled “Inspiration: Why We Need to Put a Price Tag on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services”, featuring Professor Gretchen Daily of Stanford University. She is one of the world´s foremost experts on valuation of natural capital, and believes that in all planning of urban development and land use need to consider the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and that the only way to create long-term welfare is to quantify the value of ecosystems. As one of the most immediate effects of urban development is the loss of mature trees, we shall next discuss the value of trees. A healthy urban forest is essential to a healthy urban environment. The use of a tree benefit calculator will also be explored.
Please join us and participate in this intereresting session.
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
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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
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