How To Make Your Green Invention Take Flight In The Open Market
Figuring out how to get a green product to market can be a complex journey. Join us for an interesting journey to investigate some of the things you can do to make it happen. Beverly Turner will lead the audience through an interactive exploration of some of the processes and infrastructure you can take advantage of. Read More
Water Fluoridation - a good idea?
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. Read More
Water - Energy Nexus With Nanotechnology
New solutions to our sustainability problems are being discovered every day. The science of nanotechnology is providing us some exciting new tools to tackle many water related issues. Join us for a special meeting where we will view a video from Professor Yi Cui of Stanford and explore how some of our water problems can be solved using nanotechnology. Read More
Security Issues In The Cleantech Infrastructure
Our energy generation and delivery systems are getting more connected and becoming smarter. These enhancements are coming with a cost; security, or rather, lack thereof. You've all read about hacking nightmares businesses have encountered during the last decade. For the most part they have been data and money related. But now, with the vast IoT and interconnected devices and distributed energy management, our safety is at risk. Today we will watch several videos on this subject as an introductory look into these issues then, now, and in the future and…Read More
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).