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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A Review of Second Half of 2016 EGG Activities By Rod Kirk
Now that 2016 has passed, we can reflect upon our successes that occured during the second half of the year. Join us for this traditional bi-annual meeting where we take a look at all the events and agendas that EGG participated in. We will also acknowledge the various members and volunteers that helped keep EGG afloat. Lastly, this is an opportunity for every member to voice their opinion on what they would like to see EGG accomplish for the next six months. Bring your ideas, bring your brains and voices and join us for this important event!
Low-level visible or near infrared light has therapeutic uses. It can improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Called photo-biomodulation, it has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. Over 300 randomized clinical trials have been published, half of which are on pain.
First we shall watch an overview of photo-biomodulation and low level light therapy presented by James of Thor LLLT at the United Nations Global Health Impact Forum. Then he will give an introduction to the treatment for Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Next will be a groundbreaking webinar on photo-biomodulation that aired during the World Summit of Integrative Medicine 2015. Dr Lew Lim and leading scientists from Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, share their insights about the positive effects of low level light therapy (photo-biomodulation) on the body and brain at the cellular level.
It is that time of the year again! We are going to take a break from our usual activities and kick back and relax with a party.
Join us on Dec. 15, 2016 for some relaxing fun. Bring your favorite food or drink to share. If there is some green information or item you want to share with us, bring it too and let's talk about it. This will be our last meeting of 2016, so come and enjoy.
Thursday Morning Meeting, Dec. 15, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetup site. Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070 Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Highway 9).
A Presentation / Discussion Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
Todays session is a continuation of our October 20th program on ecosystem services and natural capital. We shall first view a video entitled “Inspiration: Why We Need to Put a Price Tag on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services”, featuring Professor Gretchen Daily of Stanford University. She is one of the world´s foremost experts on valuation of natural capital, and believes that in all planning of urban development and land use need to consider the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and that the only way to create long-term welfare is to quantify the value of ecosystems. As one of the most immediate effects of urban development is the loss of mature trees, we shall next discuss the value of trees. A healthy urban forest is essential to a healthy urban environment. The use of a tree benefit calculator will also be explored.
Please join us and participate in this intereresting session.
When you are out and about in places such as restaurants, book stores, and other public places where you may see little children, do you ever wonder what their future will be like when they are older? If you have children or grandchildren are you concerned about what life has in store for them? Will they inherit a planet that is livable, with beautiful forests and majestic oceans? With clean land, water, and air? Or will they live tortured lives due to all of the accumulated pollution that has been created? To explore this big topic, the Dec 8, 2016, presentation will include an overview of the history of human pollution which reaches back thousands of years, a brief look at human population growth, an overview of the pollution we create today, and one of the next important steps that we must all take.
To find out what this next step is, please join us for this important EGG presentation.
Solar City’s mission is to make clean renewable energy accessible to those who need it most and reduce the world’s dependence on finite, polluting power sources. Solar City’s GivePower foundation is committed to extending the environmental and social benefits of clean renewable energy across the world. Solar systems have been installed in some of the economically poorest countries in the world, including Nicaragua, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal and Senegal. Hear more about how panels provided by the GivePower foundation has showcased the benefits of renewable energy.
Join us for this informative and important EGG event!
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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