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Meet people in the Silicon Valley Area interested in building a green home or making their homes environmentally friendly. Discuss green construction, remodeling, maintenance, furnishing, and other related issues!

Green building increases the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal.

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Upcoming events (4)

Speakers Needed for Green Academy Symposium

Needs a location

The Green Academy Program at Woodside High School [http://www.woodsidehs.org/Academics/Green-Academy/index.html] is planning a symposium for the sophomore class and is looking for professionals who can talk about their jobs and how they address environmental issues. Students in the Green Academy are inspired both in and outside the traditional classroom to become stewards of the environment, community leaders, and innovators in the field of green technology. The students interests are widespread from landscape architect and interior design to environmental advocacy and engineering. Two sessions are planned: Session 1: Career Round Tables 9:35-10:30 Professionals will speak in a small group format about their career, educational background, give a brief job description and offer the pros & cons of their field. Students will have 15 minutes with each professional and then rotate to the next. The academy is looking for a professional who can fill one of the speaker positions. Session 2: Hot Topics 11-11:45 Professionals will each speak on a different hot topic related to the environment or how your industry is addressing environmental issues that arise. This will be two rotations of 20 minutes each, in which a professional can introduce the issue, provide a bit of background information, and discuss solutions. For example: LEED certification. The academy is looking for professionals who can speak on industry topics. If you are an innovator in green technology, a professional improving the environment, or a community leader, this program gives you an excellent opportunity to make a positive difference in a teenager's life. Please contact Faith Velschow, Director of Mentoring and Career Services, at [masked] or via phone at[masked]. Woodside High School Woodside, CA 94062 Visit the event page [https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0845a4a728a0fb6-whsenvironmental] for more information or to sign up. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making [http://www.greenmaking.com/index.php]. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Repair Cafe Mountain View

266 Escuela Ave

Hundreds of people bring broken household items to Repair Cafe events where volunteers help them restore their items to working order for no charge. Visitors and volunteers have worked on bicycles, sewing projects, lamps, jewelry & crafts, small household appliances like toasters, irons and vacuum cleaners, luggage, furniture, lawnmowers, electrical appliances like clocks, dvd and cd players, and computers and computer-related items. Saturday 23 March 2019, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Mountain View Senior Center 266 Escuela Avenue Mountain View, CA 94040 Free, donations welcomed. Visit the sponsor for this event http://www.repaircafe-paloalto.org for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making http://www.greenmaking.com/index.php This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Air Sealing to Achieve Zero Net Energy

1608 Las Plumas Ave

Air Sealing to Achieve Zero Net Energy - New Techniques and Applications In this training, Terry Nordbye will use real world examples to explain the importance of air sealing the building envelope to achieve Zero Net Energy, as well as methods to incorporate it into building design and construction. Most importantly, a comparison between the different air sealants and air sealing techniques based on the locations of air leaks in the building’s envelope will be discussed with the use of detailed images from the field as well as hands-on props. In conclusion, the training will present the recommended air sealants and techniques to reduce air infiltration and to produce the best fit for a long-lasting barrier. You are sure to leave the room with a new and deeper understanding of how to air seal your next project. Wednesday 3 April 2019, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM San Jose Environmental Innovation Center 1608 Las Plumas Avenue San Jose, CA 95133 Free. Visit the sponsor for this event https://usi.pge.com/event-details?EventID=20608 for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making http://www.greenmaking.com/index.php This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Party for the Planet

San Mateo County History Museum

Party for the Planet is Acterra’s largest community-building event and a critical fundraiser that benefits Acterra’s environmental programs. This memorable evening includes live and silent auctions, a raise-your-paddle opportunity called “Fund a Future”, locally-grown sustainable cuisine, dinner, dancing, and private museum exhibit access. Enjoy a Cooltini and farm-to-table cuisine by Catered Too. Saturday 6 April 2018, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM San Mateo County History Museum 2200 Broadway Redwood City, CA 94063 Price: $250. Discounts and fees may apply. Visit the sponsor for this event https://www.acterra.org/party for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making http://www.greenmaking.com/index.php This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Past events (1,633)

Student Environmental Film Festival

Burlingame High School

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