Smart homes, smart cities, smart cars - Everything we interact with is getting smarter with the supposed goal of making our lives easier, more efficient, and more sustainable. The concept of Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling this new interconnected intelligence. Along with it comes more opportunities for hacking, hijacking, theft, physical harm, and many more hazards. Join us for this very interesting presentation by Alex Mednick. He will explore the technology behind IoT, and various hazards, and what is being done to help minimize the negatives. Read More
Soil Carbon - Soil Health
Soil - We walk on it, we grow crops in it, our kids play in it, it is everywhere. It must be pretty important. In this presentation, Elizabeth Guimarin will provide us with a look into just how important our soil is. In particular, the process of carbon sequestration will be looked at and what this mean to keeping our environment in good shape. Please join us for this very interesting and informative presentation! Read More
The EGG 2016 Mid-Year Review And Morning Potluck!
We are having a potluck! Come and enjoy the festivities and participate in our 2016 Mid-Year Review. We will step back and take a look at all the things we have accomplished for the first half of the year. After all the clapping is done, we will have an open discussion about things we would like to accomplish for the second half of the year. This is a great opportunity for members to help forge a path for the organization. Please bring your favorite edibles or drinks to enjoy! Read More
Repair Café And The Fixer Movement
Is your microwave sleeping rather than cooking? Is your computer in permanent reset mode? Is your bike not rolling smoothly? Wait! Don't throw it away!....Bring it to Repair Café and collaborate with brilliant minded folks who will help you get your prized possession working again. And then you can walk away knowing that you have part of a growing movement reducing what gets thrown into our landfill. Join us in this informative and interesting presentation by Maia Coladonato. Read More
How to secure the Internet of Things (IoT) has been of grave concern in the last few years. Hacks of all kinds of sensors and devices is Big News. As more and more of our important energy and sustainability infrastructure is serviced by the IoT, the possibility of damage, service interruptions, safety, and life threatening scenarios will increase. This presentation will explore:
- What is Internet of Things (IoT)?
- How is related to Smart Cities?
- How secure is it from hackers?
- What does the future look like?
There will be excerpts from videos and recent conferences to bring out the issues and ways to deal with them. Join us for this essential EGG event!
Do you have something that you love but it no longer works or is damaged and wish you could repair it?
How do we fix broken things we use and love in our "disposable" world? Where can go to figure out if something is worth repairing?
Our dumps are filling up with stuff we throw away because we no longer choose to fix things—we buy new things, which frequently aren't as well made.
The fixer movement with event-based repair, such as Repair Cafe and Fixit-Clinic, offer a solution to help divert valuable resources from landfill. These organizations are re-introducing a fixer-mentality and a curiosity of how things work, and how they can be fixed. Find out more about this movement and how you can be a part of it!
From the garden to the global landscape, improving soil health with the addition of carbon provides many benefits from carbon sequestration to water and food security. In this presentation, Elizabeth will explore such areas as:
How is carbon added to soil?
What might our future look like with the move toward healthy soils?
Who is in this growing network?
Where are opportunities?
Learn how soil carbon can help keep more water in the land, produce better crop yields, increase profits for land managers, and mitigate climate change. Please join us for this exciting EGG presentation!
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.
Of all of the water in world, only 3.5% is freshwater suitable for drinking, and less than .001% is available throughout the planets’ rivers, lakes, and streams. As populations rise, and the effect of global climate are felt, surface temperatures will rise and water will become scarcer. The United Nations has stated that conflicts between rival countries could arise over access to water supplies. As water shortages become increasingly urgent, countries may resort to violence to quench their thirsts.
Six months into 2016 and a lot has happened. Today we will hold our "Mid Year Review" where we take a look at what we have accomplished and revisit all the great EcoGreen events that took place. We will round out the first part of the morning by talking about some of the things we would like to accomplish in the next six months. This is an opportunity for all members to participate and determine a direction for EGG activities and focus.
Oh yes, please bring some morning goodies to share. Bring your favorites to share with the other attendees and enjoy some fun time and interaction with some great people.
On the road to lowering our carbon footprint, we are witnessing many new organizations and efforts that are helping us on this journey. One such organization is Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE). This recently formed organization has participating jurisdictions from Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and the unincorporated parts of Santa Clara County. These communities have formed a Joint Powers Agency called the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority which is a non-profit public agency that will oversee a Community Choice Energy (CCE) Program.
Misty Mersich and Jenna Behrendt will be presenting all the ins and outs of this new venture as well as anwering questions from our attendees. They will cover, among other things, the following:
What is Community Choice Energy?
What are the benefits for my Community?
Overview of Progress to date and Next Steps
How to Get Involved
So if you want to learn to put your money where the green is, check out this event and get started!
Heather Durham has organized a great getaway to enjoy some local organic wine as well as a potluck. This event will be at the Silver Mountain Vineyards in Los Gatos. There will be music, and special tours also. Read More
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