We usually dedicate one meeting in every month to explore topics, have discussions, share interesting videos, and engage in good conversation. Our October 19, 2017 meeting will be one of those meeting. We will be viewing a Frontline EPA program as well as highlighting the latest Delta Tunnels status. Join us in our session and contribute your thoughts to helping us attain a smaller carbon footprint! Read More
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
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Fluoridation has long been accepted by many as a good method of providing tooth decay protection in a consistent easily managed manner. But, is it really such a good thing after all these years? In her presentation, Mei-Ling will guide you through the thinking that led to this almost blindly accepted ritual and present to you some interesting facts which may change the way you think about this common practice.
Join us for this informative presentation and about some important processes which might be affecting your health.
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!
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.
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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