We sure do love our sweets! And since medical science has come to recognize the bad effects of sugar, many attempts have occurred to find a suitable replacement for it. Aspartame is one of them. What typically happens, is that whenever we fool around trying to come up with replacement foods, we end up with something that has even worse side effects. Join us in our February 22, 2018 EGG meeting and we will go over the Aspartame story and why it is such as 'big bad wolf". Read More
Sustainability: Streetwise or Harvard?
So much to learn, and so little time. There are so many resources that we can use to increase our knowledge of things pertaining to "sustainability". In our EGG February 15, 2018 meeting, we will investigate, explore, and rate the numerous sustainability resources that we have available. Hopefully, participants can bring their ideas to add to our list!
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From Sustainability Concepts To How To Be A More Effective Agent Of Change
The name Alan Atkisson has been associated with many aspects of sustainability for a long time. For those of you who have taken environmental courses in college, you will most likely have read some of his books. In our Feb. 08, 2018 EGG meeting, we will take a close look at some of his ideas in the areas of sustainability, sustainable development, and transformative change. We will view some videos investigating tools and results of applying his methods. Please join us for this very informative session! Read More
Better Eating Habits & Sustainability
Good health is an important part of a sustainable lifestyle and contributes to a sustainable environment. Eating the right food is a key component creating good health. Is it time for you to jump on the bandwagon of heating healthy? The best time to do it is now! Come to our February 1, 2018 EGG session and learn with others some important basics behind eating what is right for us. We will watch some fascinating videos and have some discussion with folks who have walked down this path! Read More
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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.
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!
The Bay Area prides itself of being one of the most environmentally conscious places on Earth. Yet in some locations it's pollution levels make its air hazardous to breathe for its inhabitants. Remarkably, there has been no emissions cap in place for the Bay Area oil refiners who are responsible for a good part of the Bay Area’s pollution and GHG emissions. Hear how the passing Of Rule 12-16 can be a first step to protecting our air from fossil fuel production until renewable energy is adopted in large scale. Learn about:
- Why Rule 12-16 was proposed - Why Oil produced from Tar Sands is hazardous to the environment - How Oil Refineries contribute the Bay Area Air Pollution
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!
A Presentation & Strategizing Session By Beverly Turner
You probably have become intimately aware of just how bad travelling around Santa Clara County and adjacent vicinities has become. We keep hearing of work being done to improve the situation. We sure haven't seen many improvements. What can we do? Well, if you attend our July 13, 2017 EGG meeting, that is just the thing we are going to address. this will be a great opportunity to voice your opinion and help draft some initiatives which we hope to present to various agencies such as VTA to help move things along.
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
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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