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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Common Ground

Sometimes it feels like there is little common ground between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to climate change. We don’t agree on the cause, the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 24, 2023
Last comment by Evelynn, 48 minutes ago | 1 comment | 661 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Worried about the cost of climate change? Here is some hope.

Many of us are wondering how we are going to fund efforts to limit global warming and adapt to the changes we cannot prevent. In California we are rapidly building...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 17, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, 15 hours ago | 25 comments | 3908 Views

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Aspiration or commitment? Foothill College weighs its climate goals.

Foothill College has a decision to make. Last summer the school was forced to close its pool due to a substantial leak. A subsequent investigation found that the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 10, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 17, 2023 at 6:36 am | 19 comments | 5017 Views

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Palo Alto's Power Portfolio

Palo Alto is currently reviewing its power portfolio and developing a plan to guide procurement in the coming decades. Senior Resource Planner Jim Stack gave an...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 9, 2023
Last comment by BobB, on Sep 14, 2023 at 8:55 am | 16 comments | 7813 Views

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Foothill's transformational meeting about its climate goals

Two days ago I wrote about Foothill’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 12, 2023
Last comment by Eric Muller, on Sep 13, 2023 at 5:20 pm |
3 comments | 2692 Views

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Contact tracing and PCR tests ... for plant disease!

I got an email a few days ago, courtesy of Santa Clara County’s Environmental Protection Agency, warning me that a plant I had purchased was part of a nursery...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 3, 2023
Last comment by Eeyore, on Sep 6, 2023 at 10:31 pm | 2 comments | 3614 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How to electrify a boiler

If a boiler powers your home’s heating system, then warm water flowing through radiant floors, hydronic baseboard heaters, radiators, or even valance heating...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 27, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 2, 2023 at 7:37 pm | 19 comments | 4919 Views

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How would you go about reducing our residential building emissions?

Two weeks ago, members of the Palo Alto Student Climate Coalition and 350 Silicon Valley spoke to Palo Alto’s City Council...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 20, 2023
Last comment by Eddie, on Sep 2, 2023 at 6:47 pm | 14 comments | 4706 Views

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Contrails and aviation emissions

Many of us enjoy flying to new places for vacation, to visit family and friends, or to connect with work colleagues. Those flights, particularly the longer, high-altitude...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 6, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 28, 2023 at 9:19 pm | 17 comments | 5968 Views

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Is it "Move fast and build things" or "Move fast and break things"? And when it's "break", who loses?

A few months ago our ex-Governor and ex-Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger penned an

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 13, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Aug 20, 2023 at 11:03 pm |
12 comments | 5553 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How reliable is our electricity?

How reliable is our electricity? On average it’s not bad but in many places it’s getting worse and in a few places it’s downright terrible. Customers...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 2, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Aug 8, 2023 at 7:51 pm | 11 comments | 7820 Views

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"I didn't want to be 'that guy'"

Last week I went hiking in Glacier National Park. It was absolutely beautiful, the meadows filled with flowers, and lakes, streams, and waterfalls brimming with...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 30, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 7, 2023 at 5:25 pm | 16 comments | 7331 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How clean is our electricity?

How clean is our electricity? Well, there are a number of ways to answer that question. You can look at the grid itself, which we plug things into. How clean is...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 18, 2023
Last comment by Eduardo, on Jul 23, 2023 at 9:07 am | 10 comments | 7338 Views

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There is a new moon tonight. But will it be dark?

Tonight (Sunday night) there will be a new moon. But for many of you, if you go outside, it won’t be dark. In 2016

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 16, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 18, 2023 at 7:38 pm |
8 comments | 8159 Views

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How quickly will we electrify our homes?

How quickly will we electrify our homes? This is an important question as we set emissions goals and formulate plans to achieve them. A few years ago, Palo Alto...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 28, 2023
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Jul 8, 2023 at 7:44 pm | 19 comments | 8453 Views

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What I learned from my high impact yard project

Two years ago I mulched over the back lawn. It was looking increasingly awful with the prolonged drought, and mulching was an easy project. It required only some...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 25, 2023
Last comment by Karl A, on Jun 30, 2023 at 5:58 pm | 5 comments | 6481 Views

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Some of the best jobs around

I would love for my daughter to become an electrician or HVAC technician. There is a ton of work to be done, it is fulfilling work (especially if you care about...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 4, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 7, 2023 at 9:39 am | 6 comments | 12274 Views

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What is the best type of irrigation?

What is the best type of irrigation? If you ask three different people you may well get three different answers. But I expect a lot of you are wondering about...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 30, 2023
Last comment by Seer, on May 10, 2023 at 8:26 am | 5 comments | 9402 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Bay Area to begin phasing out gas heaters this decade

In a momentous and likely highly influential vote at the end of a six-hour meeting on Wednesday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) voted to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 26, 2023 at 4:53 pm | 33 comments | 12025 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How to plant a plant

The weather is beautiful so I thought some of you might be doing some planting this weekend. It’s a great way to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday! (See below...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 21, 2023
Last comment by Walter, on Apr 25, 2023 at 5:22 pm | 4 comments | 6567 Views
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