Three Green Integrative Health Solutions That Will Help You Live Better In The Coming Decade
If you've got your health, you've got everything; right? That is something most people agree with. So how do we achieve "good health"? We have many choices when it comes to healthcare. Some are good and some are subpar. In our January 18, 2018 session, Lauren Burton will present us with some solutions which are the "greener" choices. She will have some very interesting and real life perspectives in healthcare that she will share with us. Please join us for this useful and important session! Read More
Why Do Some Technologies Improve More Quickly Than Others?
Ever notice that some technologies obtain instant traction and win the race to the finish line while other technologies just sort of lose market share and whither away? Why does this happen? What are the factors that affect the success of a technology? And how does sustainability fit into the equation? For our January 11, 2018 EGG meeting, we will dive into this topic. We will watch a video by a very knowledgeable person in this area and explore the forces behind the actions! Please join us for this interesting session. Read More
First EGG Meeting Of 2018!
We will be having our first EGG meeting of 2018 on January 4th. We will be covering a number of topics. Bring your sustainability ideas, solutions, and thoughts and we will try to address them all! We are going to be talking about upcoming field trips for 2018. Think about some good ones and let's get them planned! Read More
No EGG Meeting On December 21 & 28, 2017!
Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday! We will not be holding our EGG meeting on December 21 or December 28, 2017. It is time for us to relax. Thanks for your participation during 2017. We hope to see you back again in 2018. Our next meeting will be on January 04, 2018. Read More
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- What are the most effective ways to draw down atmospheric greenhouse gases on a global scale, so as to arrest and reverse climate change? - What are their costs?
In 2013, Paul Hawken - environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist – founded the Drawdown project, and 70 researchers from 22 countries came up with an inventory of solutions, after compiling literature reviews, and devising detailed climate and financial models. The seminal work is presented in “Drawdown : The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming”. Altogether there are 80 solutions listed, and 20 “coming attractions”. What are the top-ranking solutions that reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases on a global scale? Come to the meeting to find out how good your guesses are. Hint: If you cannot wait, visit http://www.drawdown.org.
Almost all of us like eating sweet things, and we would like to forget that food loaded with sugar is not good for us. Scientists believe that ten years from now, between 20% to 50% of the entire world's population will be classified as obese. We shall view “Sugar—the elephant in the kitchen”, in which Dr. Lustig, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at UC San Francisco, assesses the health dangers of sugar and its link to Type-2 diabetes and the global obesity epidemic. He is the author of several books and many articles on childhood obesity, including “Obesity Before Birth”. Then we shall see a neuroscientist’s perspective by viewing Dr. Amy Reichelt’s “This is Your Brain on Sugar”. The role of sugar is really complex, as Stanford Chemistry Professor Carolyn Bertozzi will tell us in “The sugar coating on your cells is trying to tell you something”.
What are conflict minerals, or blood minerals as some call them? What do they have to do with us?
We will first view the video “How to Avoid Conflict Minerals” from PBS, as Alison Stewart explains the role of conflict minerals, mined and sold by warlords in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and their paths to our consumer products. Then we will view Marcus Bleasdale’s documentary “Capturing Conflict Mineral Trade in DRC” to understand the tremendous human toll of conflict minerals.
In 2010, the United States Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, and section 1502 mandates the issuance of rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals if those minerals are "necessary to the functionality or production of a product" manufactured by those companies. What has happened to the law since then?
Join us as for this interesting session where we look at the conflict minerals problem and discover how we are affected by it.
Another easy going day is on our agenda. Today we will view a video of Scott Pruitt's recent session on Frontline regarding the EPA. We might view several other videos and have some discussion. This is a golden opportunity for attendees to bring up related sustainability topics and issues and get dialogue going. Drop by and enjoy the event and do your part in reducing our overall carbon footprint.
It’s time to ask ourselves, what is possible? It’s time to pull our understanding of natural living systems together and manage land for better soil health, human health, and planet health. Looking at any piece of open land from a residential yard, urban parks, farms and ranches, statewide and planet scale landscapes, its condition can be improved to cumulatively contribute to water abundance and climate stability.
> What is the small water cycle? > What can soil as a sponge do for us? > What is one small thing?
Learn about the power of small patterns to cycle into big impacts.
When it rains and all the raindrops fall on our roof, have you thought about where the rainwater go to? Well, most of it just goes down the sewer, into the creeks and rivers, and eventually out to the ocean. In the past, stormwater was viewed as a something akin to waste; something we’d get rid of as soon as possible. Not any more. After the historic drought of the last 5 years, everyone realizes how valuable water – in any source or form – is. When it comes to rainwater, in addition to rain barrels, there is another great and more direct way to capture and use it. Better yet, it can be turned into beauty in your garden. How? Come join the discussion and find out more.
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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