Corporate Sustainablity

Internet Of Things - Or Internet Of Threats?

A Presentation By Alex Mednick

pixabay network 782707 1280 2How 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!

Presentation Available For Download Here


Read more: Internet Of Things - Or Internet Of Threats?

Resource Revolution: A Tenfold Increase in Productivity

A Recorded Talk by Stefan Heck 

stanford energy seminar logoPlease join us to listen, comment, and discuss a recorded talk first presented at the Stanford Energy Seminar and recorded on Monday, October 27, 2014   The rapid rise over the next two decades of a new 2.5-billion-person urban middle class will generate global economic and environmental challenges for energy and material resources. Stefan Heck will make the case that we are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution - the Resource Revolution. We can meet soaring demand in a sustainable way by transforming how companies and societies prosper. The combination of information technology, nanoscale materials, and biotech with traditional industrial technology can unleash a step-change in resource productivity and generate enormous new profit pools. However, capturing these business opportunities and avoiding the disruption they bring will require an entirely new approach to management. This talk on Resource Revolution explores how companies from GE to Cree are meeting this 21st century productivity imperative and offers practical steps to guide managers in any industry.       

Thursday Morning Meeting, January 22, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
Free, No reservations required.

Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Hiway 9). 

About the Video Presenter

Stefan Heck picStefan Heck is a consulting professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, teaching courses and conducting research on innovation, energy, and resource economics. At the Steyer-Taylor Center, Stefan will link the most compelling opportunities for transformational change articulated in his new book Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century to long-term investors, including proposing designs for new investment vehicles and modification of existing ones. Stephan was a Director at McKinsey and he co-founded the Cleantech and Sustainability Transformations practices. He has worked with Fortune and Global 100 technology, industrial, infrastructure, building systems, retail, utility and energy companies.


ISO 14001 Environmental Programs: An Eco Quality Standard for Companies

A Presentation By Claire Smyth

iso 14001 picture

  • What are key components? 
  • What are the benefits to your company? 
  • Does it work?

Thursday Morning, February 9, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am 

Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Drive (Enter on west side, Highway 9)
Free, no reservation required. 

About the Presenter

claire smyth picClaire Smyth maintained and managed ISO 14001 program for Epson Electronics America. Trained at Epson Portland office in 2000, upgrade of standard in 2003, 2004. Claire is currently involved in the Environmental Efficiency in Building Systems program through NOVA at Foothill College.    



 meetup logo new 5
  • 2018 Cleantech Open Acceleration Program

    2018 Cleantech Open Acceleration Program

    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
  • Are Cryptocurrencies Such As Bitcoin Sustainable?

    Are Cryptocurrencies Such As Bitcoin Sustainable?

    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
  • Shelkie Tao says -

    Shelkie Tao says - "Turn Your Garden Into A Water Efficient Garden!"

    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
  • Water Saver product now available at Home Depot!

    Water Saver product now available at Home Depot!

    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
  • Advertise In This Space! - Get Your Message To More People - Contact Us For More Information

    Advertise In This Space! - Get Your Message To More People - Contact Us For More Information

  • Santa Clara Agrihood Community Support Needed!

    Santa Clara Agrihood Community Support Needed!

    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
  • SCVWD WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Workshop on June 21, 2016!

    SCVWD WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Workshop on June 21, 2016!

    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
  • 1

Our Partners

  • SVTAGS +

    Silicon Valley - Technology, Art, Green and Sustainability Read More
  • Simple Home Energy +

    Energy efficiency does not have to be complicated Read More
  • CSix Connect +

    Networking opportunities for people in transition Read More
  • Cleantech Open +

    Providing cleantech opportunities in business Read More
  • eve - Electric Vehicle Entrepreneurs +

    Bringing eve owners together Read More
  • 1

hap logo

HAP is doing a good job of informing the community on pesticide hazards.
Follow HAP and become involved with eliminating hazardous pesticides.