What Does The Passing Of Rule 12-16 Mean To You
As Bay Area Residents?
In our July 20, 2017 session, Tony Green will be presenting information on Rule 12-16. What is Rule 12-16? Well, join us that day and find out. Tony is going to dig down into what the rule is all about, how it came about, and how it is going to affect the lives of people here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bring your questions; bring your enthusiasm, and join us for this very information and important meeting! Read More
2017 EGG Mid-Year Review & Potluck
It's time for our EGG Mid Year Review and Potluck! Bring your ideas and bring some interesting food or drink and we will celebrate and reflect upon our first half 2017 accomplishments and think about what we want to do for the second half of 2017. A prize may be given to the person who brings the most create food to share! Come join us for this special Eco Green Group meeting on July 6, 2017! Read More
No EGG Meeting In Saratoga On June 22, 2017
There will be NO EcoGreen Group meeting on June 22. Saratoga Federated Church has another event scheduled in Richards Hall on June 22 and the room will not be available. If you also attend the CSIX meetings, there will be NO CSIX meeting on June 22 either.
We will resume our regular Thursday morning EcoGreen Group meetings on June 29. Read More
Electrifying! Beyond Fossil Fuels in Homes and Businesses
Are you in search of a better home or business heating solution which significantly reduces your carbon footprint on the earth? If so, then our June 29, 2017 EGG meeting is for you!. Mei-Ling Shek will be discussing some alternatives available and we will be viewing some important videos on the topic. Join us and learn important information to enable you to make your next step.
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The problem with climate change is too much, and a growing amount, of carbon in the atmosphere (primarily as carbon dioxide and methane). There are soils everywhere with the potential to capture and retain carbon. What about soils makes it possible to be a potential solution? What might that solution look like? Elizabeth will present a view into the often overlooked and highly valuable soils. We celebrate the International Year of the Soil with a closer look at something we all depend on.
The advent of motor vehicles ushered in a new wave of productivity for humankind. It created economics of scale never or known seen before. Unfortunately, it also silently started to hurt the very environment that we live in. Increasing carbon emissions around the world have created irrecoverable damage on Mother Earth. New inventions like the electric cars are slowly but steadily helping stop and in some cases, reverse the damage being done but still a lot more still needs to be done.
We have to change and optimize the way we drive, lower the number of miles driven on a daily basis and adopt technologies to develop efficient least travel patterns, improve gas mileage, and predict breakdowns. The connected cars of today can help us achieve these goals – by the simple OBDII diagnostic outlet. Big Data technologies can help us take all these data and churn it into information that can be used by individuals and businesses alike. This talk will showcase with a live demo of how today’s connected cars are driving humankind towards greener pastures. General aspects of Big Data and way and means by which it can be harnessed for various applications in the Energy domain will be covered.
Please join us for this special EcoGreen Group presentation event.
The recent drought has prompted Governor Brown to enact mandatory water restrictions for the first time in the history of the state of California. With no end to the drought in sight and the level of the state’s reservoirs being at their lowest levels in decades, everyone will need to take steps to conserve this precious resource. Grey Water systems have recently been proposed as a method where home owners can help conserve water by using reclaimed water produced by laundry, sinks and bathtubs in non-potable applications such as irrigation or flushing toilets.
We will investigate why their time has come and how you can participate in conserving our most precious resource.
What are Grey Water Systems and what are the benefits of their use?
Why are Grey Water Systems becoming part of the water conservation discussion?
What are the concerns of using Grey Water?
Will I need a permit to install a Grey Water System?
If I wanted to install a Grey Water System, how would I go about it?
What products are safe to use with a Grey Water System?
One of the miracles of the modern era is the reliability of the power grid. An understanding of how a utility operates will not only allow a better understanding of how the electricity we use daily is generated and transported to our homes and businesses, but will provide insight into how alternative technologies such as Smart Grids and Demand Response will change the way we think of power generation, transmission, and distribution.
How does a utility transmit and distribute electricity?
How is the electric power generated?
What is Demand Response?
How is deregulation related to utility markets?
Who is the CAISO and what function does it perform?
What is a Smart Meter and how does it relate to the Smart Grid?
What is the Renewable Portfolio Standard?
What technologies will have the greatest impact going forward? Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting.
Our investment choices can have a broad impact socially and environmentally. Financial Advisor Toby Cooper will explore the origins, development, and benefits of “socially responsible” (aka, sustainable, ethical, or green) investing, including a nod to 18th Century Quakers, Dr. Martin Luther King, and anti-war activists of the Vietnam war era. He will discuss how investors can achieve their financial goals while aligning their invested dollars with their inner values. He will demonstrate how sustainable investing has found its place in the mainstream investor landscape today. Finally, he will discuss how sustainable investment decisions will interface with “2015 Year-Ahead” investment forecasts from leading Wall Street analysts.
Come join us for an interesting evening and explore how your investment choices can make a difference.
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