Our cities are going to have to change to allow for sustainable living in the future. What will they look like? How will they be different? What decisions issues will have to deal with? How reved' up on technology will they be? Join us at our 3/22/18 EcoGreen Group meeting for an exploration of this topic. We will view some videos and have some discussion. Read More
Garbage Patch Cleanup Update
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
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Have a great green idea that you want to launch? Don't know where to start? Join us at our next weekly meeting where Beverly Turner will provide information on how to get started on the right road to launch. Beverly will summarize important tasks to get done as well as numerous possibilities for marketing your green idea.
It is recommended that you attend with your laptop or tablet to more effectively participate in this interactive presentation.
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.
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).
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
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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
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