GreenTown Los Altos is our first Sereno 1% For Good Charitable Foundation Climate & Culture Fund grant recipient. They have made it their mission to protect and enhance the environment of Los Altos & Los Altos Hills through community engagement, education, and advocacy while contributing to and leveraging regional and global environmental efforts.
The theme of this speaker series is to learn about interesting environmental topics important to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. It is a free event and will be held Tuesday/Thursday at 12:00 PM starting Feb. 23 for five weeks via Zoom.
TOPICS & SPEAKERS
Feb 23 – Electrify Your Home
Connie Miller & Steve Schmidt, “Understand the importance of eliminating the use of natural gas in your home. Learn simple, yet impactful steps you can take to create a healthier environment for your family and a climate-friendly home.”
Feb 25 – Good Urban Planning
Alison Hicks, Mountain View City Council “Let’s explore why urban design is more important now than ever before. We will see how design of our public places can help address some of the biggest problems we face today.”
Mar 2 – Why People Drive, Let’s Bike
Shiloh Ballard, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition “The transportation sector is the biggest offender when it comes to greenhouse gases, so how do we get more people riding bikes, the BEST and cleanest form of transportation? SVBC has some promising ideas.”
Mar 4 – The Latest on Waste and Recycling
Louie Pellegrini, Mission Trail Waste Systems “Louie Pellegrini, President of Mission Trail, will bring us up to speed with the latest news on waste and recycling.”
Mar 9 – Regenerative Agriculture
Jason McKenney, Hidden Villa “Learn about the best practices at Hidden Villa as we help create a sustainable, healthy, and just future for all.”
Mar 11 – Environmental Initiatives
Laura Teksler, Los Altos Environmental Commission “Discover the latest developments taking place with the City of Los Altos and what it will mean for you.”
Mar 16 – Plant-Based Eating
Isabelle Cnudde & Davy Davidson “The future of food is plant-based. Let’s explore the reasons behind this change, and how you can effortlessly be part of it.”
Mar 18 – Can Art Change our Environmental Consciousness?
Linda Gass “How do we respond to the effects of climate change, pollution and contamination of our water resources? What will inspire us to change our behavior? Take a behind-the-scenes look at Linda’s unique artwork and you will leave with a new appreciation and awareness for our water resources and how art can play an important role in educating the public.”
Mar 23 – The Circular Economy
Julie Noblitt, CSIRO US
“If you are concerned about water security in a warming climate, you are not alone. Hear about local and national initiatives that are applying the principles of Circular Economy to reduce waste and enhance the security of our water supply.”
Mar 25 – Backyard Cover Cropping
Lisa & Kathleen Putnam, UC Master Gardeners “We will explain cover crops, why and how they benefit your garden, and when to plant them. Some benefits are the reduction or elimination of fertilizers, improvement of soil structure, reduction of pesticide use, and the increase of soil nutrient retention and water infiltration.”