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
De Anza College Energy & Facility Management / Building Science Program
Thinking about changing careers? Thinking about graduation from high school and what your next step will be? Interested in energy management, cleantech, and all things green? If any of these interest you, then be sure to come to our September 14, 2017 EGG meeting. Bill Roeder, an instructor in the Environmental Studies Dept. at De Anza College, is going to provide us with the latest information on De Anza's Energy & Facility Management / Building Science Programs. Join us for this very enlightening program and learn all about what is going on in green education! Read More
The Sweet Commute
We all feel it. We are all impacted by it. We all hate it. I am talking about our Santa Clara Valley traffic and transportation infrastructure. What can we do to improve the situation? Beverly Turner is going to guide us through an interactive session where we attempt to come up with ideas to resolve these issues. Bring your brains, bring your laptops, and we will see if we can come up with some creative ideas to get the attention of those who manage our transportation infrastructure. The date is September 7, 2017. Read More
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Looks like we are in the "dog days of summer". It's warm out, people are having barbecues, swimming, camping, and all those other fun things. We will keep it low key this week and show some videos, catch up on any sustainability events and news, and talk about things of interest. Maybe even do show n' tell. What is the cleanest, greenest way to barbecue?
There is alot going on with respect to sustainability, renewable energy, cleantech, recycling, farming, water, native gardens, and other areas. Join our discussion and be part of an important collection of individuals who are striving to reduce our carbon footprint on the Earth!
Do you ever wish you could become part of a movement to help restore eco systems right in your own back and front yards, or from your balcony if you are an apartment dweller? Do you wish there was something more you could do to help create habitats for endangered species such as the Bay Checker Spotted Butterfly? If you love native wild nature, love to see native birds and butterflies flying around, if you want to become part of a movement to bring back the essential native eco systems of the Santa Clara Valley and California, then come to the July 27, EGG meeting. At this meeting, you will learn about how the native eco systems within the Santa Clara Valley can be restored one garden at a time. You will also learn about the benefits of planting California native gardens to both native wildlife and to you.
In todays session, Jean-Claude Junqua will go over Smappee solutions and technologies to deliver actionable insights allowing users to lower and optimize their energy consumption. By leveraging unique patented machine learning technology, Smappee detects all the important electric appliances in the home or commercial building. The smart Smappee energy monitor tracks electricity down to appliance level along with solar power, gas, and water usage in real-time. You can even apply targeted sub metering on appliances that have energy use that is hard to measure. Via the mobile application, users track their consumption at any time and any place discovering their exact real-time consumption, energy guzzlers, always-on energy, etc. This data can feed smart home ecosystems or business software and allow users to change their habits and save money without compromising on comfort or business efficiency: a big win for themselves and the environment. Smappee is an award-winning solution on the market since 2013 with a global customer base.
Please join us for this interesting and informative session!
The Bay Area prides itself of being one of the most environmentally conscious places on Earth. Yet in some locations it's pollution levels make its air hazardous to breathe for its inhabitants. Remarkably, there has been no emissions cap in place for the Bay Area oil refiners who are responsible for a good part of the Bay Area’s pollution and GHG emissions. Hear how the passing Of Rule 12-16 can be a first step to protecting our air from fossil fuel production until renewable energy is adopted in large scale. Learn about:
- Why Rule 12-16 was proposed - Why Oil produced from Tar Sands is hazardous to the environment - How Oil Refineries contribute the Bay Area Air Pollution
Another summer, another Intersolar North America Conference in San Francisco. If you did not go to this show this year, yes, you will be happy to know that Freiburg Green City was again the sponsor on the give away conference bags. It was a good conference; one of the best to mingle with people involved with solar and energy related products. I will go over my thoughts on this years conference, provide some show and tell goodies, and invite anybody else who attended the conference to tell their stories also.
We will finish the meeting up with viewing some very interesting videos that I have found related to energy and sustainability.
Join us for a fun filled and interesting EGG meeting!
A Presentation & Strategizing Session By Beverly Turner
You probably have become intimately aware of just how bad travelling around Santa Clara County and adjacent vicinities has become. We keep hearing of work being done to improve the situation. We sure haven't seen many improvements. What can we do? Well, if you attend our July 13, 2017 EGG meeting, that is just the thing we are going to address. this will be a great opportunity to voice your opinion and help draft some initiatives which we hope to present to various agencies such as VTA to help move things along.
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
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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
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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