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 revolution in transportation is happening. Podcars will run 100% on solar power using only the width of the right-of-way. Energy efficient, lightweight and fast, you speed on when others pull off, nonstop to your destination. In this installment, I will present a brief overview of the topic, show two YouTube videos describing Podcars, use the Chrome web browser to explore three relevant web sites, and finish up with some question and answer time at the end.
Please join us for this interesting look into an up and coming new transportation mode!
From the garden to the global landscape, improving soil health with the addition of carbon provides many benefits from carbon sequestration to water and food security. In this presentation, Elizabeth will explore such areas as:
How is carbon added to soil?
What might our future look like with the move toward healthy soils?
Who is in this growing network?
Where are opportunities?
Learn how soil carbon can help keep more water in the land, produce better crop yields, increase profits for land managers, and mitigate climate change. Please join us for this exciting EGG presentation!
California is in its fifth year of a historical drought and every effort is required to conserve water. One of the most effective ways is to replace the lawn with a water efficient garden. While many people know about this, it would be good to see more of these gardens in our cities and towns. How can we reach more people, provide help, and ultimately have more water efficient gardens? In this presentation, Shelkie will review the work she has done with her website waterefficientgarden.com, and brainstorm with everyone how to best promote and advance the idea. Please join us for this interesting and important workshop and discussion.
Six months into 2016 and a lot has happened. Today we will hold our "Mid Year Review" where we take a look at what we have accomplished and revisit all the great EcoGreen events that took place. We will round out the first part of the morning by talking about some of the things we would like to accomplish in the next six months. This is an opportunity for all members to participate and determine a direction for EGG activities and focus.
Oh yes, please bring some morning goodies to share. Bring your favorites to share with the other attendees and enjoy some fun time and interaction with some great people.
How 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!
Do you have something that you love but it no longer works or is damaged and wish you could repair it?
How do we fix broken things we use and love in our "disposable" world? Where can go to figure out if something is worth repairing?
Our dumps are filling up with stuff we throw away because we no longer choose to fix things—we buy new things, which frequently aren't as well made.
The fixer movement with event-based repair, such as Repair Cafe and Fixit-Clinic, offer a solution to help divert valuable resources from landfill. These organizations are re-introducing a fixer-mentality and a curiosity of how things work, and how they can be fixed. Find out more about this movement and how you can be a part of it!
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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