This week we are going to dig deeper to explore what soil is and what is good soil health. Why should these topics be of interest to us? The health of our planet and the functioning of our ecosystems are dependent on good soil. By maintaining a healthy soil, we can prevent many adverse issues and help solve others. Join us on November 30, 2017 for this interesting session! Read More
No EGG Meeting On November 23, 2017
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be back on November 30, 2017 to begin our sprint to the New Year!
All good things begin with a good plan. How about a plan to reduce the greenhouse gases and fight global warming? Yes! There is a plan. Come to our November 16, 2017 EGG meeting and you will learn all about it. The plan we will be talking about originated from the thinking of Paul Hawkin, environmentalist. WE will watch some interesting videos and have some discussion and maybe take some steps along that plan! Join us for a good time! Read More
Conflict Minerals & Us
Have you ever thought about how many parts there are in any of the consumer appliances we use? Take it one step further. Have you thought about the source of all the raw materials that are in those cell phones and monitors you use? The situation is not so pretty. In our November 09, 2017 EGG meeting, we will learn about areas in the world where human life and health are being impacted by the extraction of minerals and materials used in the production of the gizmos and widgets that are used by everybody. Mei-Ling Shek will provide us some info and show us some videos which reveals the nature of this problem. Join us and become educated in this important issue. Read More
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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.
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!
When watering plants, the water can often flow away from the plant before the roots can absorb the water. People may then overwater a plant, increasing water consumption over extended periods of time. Some places in the world are highly susceptible to drought conditions and overusing water can be problematic. It can often take a considerable amount of time to water plants, especially if too much water flows away and more water is needed.
Water Saver (Patent Pending) is a water containment device which helps hold water underneath plants, ensuring the plant is properly maintained and healthy over long periods of time. The device helps prevent water from running away from the plant before it has the chance to absorb nutrients. In this presentation I will provide some success examples, details of the product, and some expected results.
Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting!
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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