If you have fruit trees that are producing too much fruit for your family to consume… you can share your extra food. A local organization, Village Harvest http://www.villageharvest.org/about.htm will come to your home and harvest your trees and share with local food banks. The volunteers are effiicient and friendly – they will also give you whatever you would like to keep for yourself. This is a great way to get all the lemons etc. off the tree, do a good deed and get a tax-deductible receipt. Waste not want not!
Archive for July, 2008
PG&E - look at athe climate smart site -it has ways to reduce your carbon footprint. You can sign up and get more ideas. Buy Energy Star appliances. Do all the little things reduce your waste. Turn off the lights. Change your bulbs into energy saving compact flouescent bulbs – they last a long time, don’t give off so much heat and use less electricity.
July 2-July 6 – Marin County Fair in San Rafael. Imagine everything from technology to great green ideas. The Fair had it all. Here are a list of some spectacular green vendors in case you missed this event: EFUEL a home based ethanol system – simple system, the feedstock is inexpensive and the machine has a dispenser nozzle. It looks about like a large gas pump.
GREEN MBA a new grad program at Dominican College that looks interesting and inspiring, with a talented faculty.
Branch design store had some innovative stuff, but why in the world would someone need Felt Pebbles? Aren’t there enough beautiful rocks, pebbles and boulders in nature to keep us satisfied. Beware “fluffy green retail”!!
Reclaim is an “eco-friendly” home store in Menlo Park. They have paint, stain, flooring, furniture, baby and home stuff… nice to see so many of these green stores. It is about time. I especially loved the counter tops with recycled glass sparkling in them.
There were exhbits by PG&E and a spectacular exhibit by the Golden Gate bridge district - they have made so many innovations, in fuel, conservation, utility carts / small trucks for servicing the bridge [brought over from Italy and modified to work here with synthetic oil]. It was especially gratifying to talk to their inspiring engineers. With green encouragement from the top levels and desire and energy from the workers — they have collaborated and developed new processes and green machines.