Our speakers are taking a break and so now is the time to give everybody the opportunity to discuss, debate, and get educated on all the green and clean issues that we are faced with today. In our September 21, 2017 meeting, we are going to start off by addressing the CA WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Project. Where we go from there depends on what else people want to talk about. Join us and leave our meeting well informed and with an itch to do something about some of the problems we are facing! Read More
De Anza College Energy & Facility Management / Building Science Program
Thinking about changing careers? Thinking about graduation from high school and what your next step will be? Interested in energy management, cleantech, and all things green? If any of these interest you, then be sure to come to our September 14, 2017 EGG meeting. Bill Roeder, an instructor in the Environmental Studies Dept. at De Anza College, is going to provide us with the latest information on De Anza's Energy & Facility Management / Building Science Programs. Join us for this very enlightening program and learn all about what is going on in green education! Read More
The Sweet Commute
We all feel it. We are all impacted by it. We all hate it. I am talking about our Santa Clara Valley traffic and transportation infrastructure. What can we do to improve the situation? Beverly Turner is going to guide us through an interactive session where we attempt to come up with ideas to resolve these issues. Bring your brains, bring your laptops, and we will see if we can come up with some creative ideas to get the attention of those who manage our transportation infrastructure. The date is September 7, 2017. Read More
Teaching Energy & The Environment: What I Have Learned
Our members are from all walks of life. One of our members, Mei-Ling Shek, teaches college courses locally. In our August 31, 2017 session, Mei-Ling will share with us her experiences teaching a recent course on Energy & The Environment. Join us for this interesting look behind the scenes and find out what stories she will have for us! Read More
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Idling engines consume more than 6 billion gallons of gasoline annually in the U.S., a significant but little-known contributor to local air pollution, respiratory disease and global climate change. Idle Threat is a lively look at one man’s spirited struggle to improve public health by raising awareness about idling’s impact, starting in New York City. Against all odds, he succeeds, helping improve local air quality, and in the process, gains world-wide recognition for the anti-idling cause, with articles featured in the Wall Street Journal, New Yorker magazine, and the Financial Times. A thirty-seven minute version on the documentary will be viewed which will be followed by an open discussion.
In the 1880’s, there was a “war” on whether electricity should be supplied as alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC), and the former won. So why is there now a renewed interest in DC? Come join us to learn about the present case for DC, and a groundbreaking initiative – the dc Project in Denver, Colorado. We shall view a video on the April 2016 Sustainability Series event at The Alliance Center in downtown Denver, focusing on the building's direct current (DC) microgrid conversion. We will start viewing the video at 8:15 a.m so please arrive by that time to see the full video!
Thursday Morning Meeting, Mar. 09, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetup site.
Magnetic Levitation concepts are in common use today. Todays presentation will cover the following areas:
- What is Magnetic Levitation (Mag Lev)? - The Math Involved or "Theorem, Theorem, Who's Got The Theorem" - Magnetic Levitation: Two Short Tutorials - Mag Lev Trains - The Future of Magnetic Levitation - Discussion
We will view several videos and a lot of information will be provided to quench your thirst for Magnetic Levitation. Please join us for this interesting and informative presentation!
Today (March 02, 2017) we will take a break from our formal presentations and have an informal session viewing videos and discussing California's sustainability and water challenges. With so many issues and problems begging to be solved, it is a great opportunity to communicate your solutions and begin the work to make progress in these areas.
Join us in this session where you can make a difference!
Hyperloop is a new high speed form of travel and transport referred to as The Fifth Mode of Transportation. This presentation will provide an overview of the technology. We will watch some videos to get a better idea of what Hyperloop is and how it is being developed. We will highlight who will be the first to implement a significant Hyperloop longer than 50 miles, and watch their new two minute infomercial. Discussion will follow the videos.
The status of the Bay Delta Tunnels seems to be constantly in a state of flux due to the many circumstances tugging at it. This week it is a critical situation at the Oroville Dam which just might put the Delta Tunnels at a very low priority. In recent weeks it was the possibility of little Federal assistance based on the unfriendliness of the current administration. Plus, there have been a number of unethical actions by the involved southern valley water districts. So what does all this mean? In the February 23, 2017 presentation you will learn some of the history of the California Water Infrastructure and the history behind the Water Fix and the Delta Tunnels project. We we wook at various events that have led up to where we are at now. I will go over the pros and cons, the opponents and proponents, and alternative plans.
Please join us for this informative and interesting session.
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
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
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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