The Ocean Cleanup; a great project founded by Boyan Slat. And guess what? This project is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area! We have been following the life of this ocean cleanup project for some time now. In the March 08, 2018 session of EGG, we will take a look at the status of the project. There have been technical changes to the project which are very interesting. We will view some videos and have some discussion. Join us for this update to a fascinating and important project! Read More
Energy For What's Ahead: Transforming Energy In California
Many changes are occurring in the way Californians source, receive, and use their energy. Opportunities abound for progress in many areas. Where will significant advances take place? In solar? In wind? In residential? In storage? In commercial? Join us in our March 01, 2018 EGG meeting and get an idea for where we are going. We will view a video highlighting work done by Dr. Pizarro, CEO of Edison International (EIX). There will be some discussion, debate, and more! 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
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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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.
Real estate along the coast is no doubt desirable, but development on sandy beaches and stone cliffs is constantly threatened by wave action, winter storms, and the existence of the structures themselves. In an effort to protect our homes, businesses, public buildings, and infrastructure, people came up with many forms of coastal engineering to slow the erosion of the land. Coastal armoring seemed like it would protect manmade structures, but it is disruptive to the sediment flow of the beaches, and may even weaken the surrounding coastline or undermine the buildings it was meant to protect. How can we enjoy the bounty of the ocean without endangering human lives and property? What is the best course of action to deal with preexisting structures and armoring?
Please join us for this very interesting presentation!
A Discussion, Video, and Live Feed Day Hosted By Rod Kirk
It is time to set everything aside and pay attention to what is happening with the California Delta Water Fix situation. The Water Fix issue is probably one of the biggest issues to hit California in recent years and if not dealt with correctly, could adversely affect the people, the land, and the natural resources of the state forever. Alot of news releases have taken place. The Restore The Delta organization has been on top of it all and has been reporting on key statements, dialogue, and events related to this battle. Join us in this important session where we will engage in some discussion, watch some interesting videos, and possibly watch live hearings on the Delta Water Fix issue that are taking place.
A revolution in transportation is happening. Podcars will run 100% on solar power using only the width of the right-of-way. Energy efficient, lightweight and fast, you speed on when others pull off, nonstop to your destination. In this installment, I will present a brief overview of the topic, show two YouTube videos describing Podcars, use the Chrome web browser to explore three relevant web sites, and finish up with some question and answer time at the end.
Please join us for this interesting look into an up and coming new transportation mode!
A Discussion And Video Session Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
This one-hour webcast is the second in a series on recycling, sponsored by GreenBiz, and looks at how regulators and private industry can apply the principles of Sustainable Materials Management (SMM). Come join us to learn:
• What does the paradigm shift to sustainable materials management imply in terms of balancing the recycling goals of environmental benefit, economics and material recovery?
• What is the value of setting and updating goals ?
• Why are the concepts of Sustainable Materials Management and lifecycle thinking critical?
• How do changes in the global economy, packaging trends and recycling programs require that we update our thinking on handling today’s waste stream?
California is in its fifth year of a historical drought and every effort is required to conserve water. One of the most effective ways is to replace the lawn with a water efficient garden. While many people know about this, it would be good to see more of these gardens in our cities and towns. How can we reach more people, provide help, and ultimately have more water efficient gardens? In this presentation, Shelkie will review the work she has done with her website waterefficientgarden.com, and brainstorm with everyone how to best promote and advance the idea. Please join us for this interesting and important workshop and discussion.
The Cleantech Open is ramping up their 2018 acceleration program here in the West. As in each of the past few years, their application deadline is on May 1. Click on the link to find out more about this exciting program. This may be your opportunity to make things happen! Read 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
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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