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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This summer I taught an undergraduate course entitled “Energy and Environment” for the first time. I made only minor changes to the existing course objectives and description. But instead of using a textbook, I decided to create my own instruction material that is tailored to the subject matter and the schedule of the course. In this effort, I found Al Gore’s book “Our Choices” to be helpful in providing a framework. Teaching meant updating my own knowledge, and revisiting some topics I had not thought about for quite some time. In this presentation I will share some of the things I learned and re-learned.
Join us for this interesting perspective on education!
In todays session, Jean-Claude Junqua will go over Smappee solutions and technologies to deliver actionable insights allowing users to lower and optimize their energy consumption. By leveraging unique patented machine learning technology, Smappee detects all the important electric appliances in the home or commercial building. The smart Smappee energy monitor tracks electricity down to appliance level along with solar power, gas, and water usage in real-time. You can even apply targeted sub metering on appliances that have energy use that is hard to measure. Via the mobile application, users track their consumption at any time and any place discovering their exact real-time consumption, energy guzzlers, always-on energy, etc. This data can feed smart home ecosystems or business software and allow users to change their habits and save money without compromising on comfort or business efficiency: a big win for themselves and the environment. Smappee is an award-winning solution on the market since 2013 with a global customer base.
Please join us for this interesting and informative session!
Your body hosts literally trillions of organisms—bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other tiny life forms—that collectively make up your microbiome. But what does your microbiome do, and how can it affect your health? Dr. Sonnenburg, bestselling author of The Good Gut, will explain the link between our Western diet and chronic illness. We shall view a video of his presentation at the public event Health Matters at Stanford in 2017. He’ll also suggest ways you can take back the reins and restore your health through diet and lifestyle. Presentation by Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University.
Join us for this interesting session to learn more about human health!
Another summer, another Intersolar North America Conference in San Francisco. If you did not go to this show this year, yes, you will be happy to know that Freiburg Green City was again the sponsor on the give away conference bags. It was a good conference; one of the best to mingle with people involved with solar and energy related products. I will go over my thoughts on this years conference, provide some show and tell goodies, and invite anybody else who attended the conference to tell their stories also.
We will finish the meeting up with viewing some very interesting videos that I have found related to energy and sustainability.
Join us for a fun filled and interesting EGG meeting!
Looks like we are in the "dog days of summer". It's warm out, people are having barbecues, swimming, camping, and all those other fun things. We will keep it low key this week and show some videos, catch up on any sustainability events and news, and talk about things of interest. Maybe even do show n' tell. What is the cleanest, greenest way to barbecue?
There is alot going on with respect to sustainability, renewable energy, cleantech, recycling, farming, water, native gardens, and other areas. Join our discussion and be part of an important collection of individuals who are striving to reduce our carbon footprint on the Earth!
Do you ever wish you could become part of a movement to help restore eco systems right in your own back and front yards, or from your balcony if you are an apartment dweller? Do you wish there was something more you could do to help create habitats for endangered species such as the Bay Checker Spotted Butterfly? If you love native wild nature, love to see native birds and butterflies flying around, if you want to become part of a movement to bring back the essential native eco systems of the Santa Clara Valley and California, then come to the July 27, EGG meeting. At this meeting, you will learn about how the native eco systems within the Santa Clara Valley can be restored one garden at a time. You will also learn about the benefits of planting California native gardens to both native wildlife and to you.
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
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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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