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On Friday, May 20, in celebration of Arbor Day and to commemorate Menlo Park’s sister city status with Galway, Ireland, the City held a tree planting ceremony at Fremont Park. The tree planted was an oak related to the oaks that grow in Galway. City Council member Kristen Keith read a proclamation. She and Council Member Catherine Carlton and members of the Environmental Quality Commission helped plant the tree.

Photo by Janelle London

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Atherton plans a number of events related to Earth Day this weekend

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Atherton is hosting a town-wide celebration of Earth Day with a series of events and activities. The series will kick-off  on Friday, May 20, with a screening at 6:30 pm of Robert Stone’s environmental classic, Pandora’s Promise, followed by a Q&A with one of the movie’s stars. The screening will take place at the Menlo-Atherton Performing […]

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2nd Annual Tuolumne River Film and Culture Fest set for Monday, May 9, at M-A PAC

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This year’s Tuolumne River Film and Culture Fest will feature Mark Dubois, a long-time environmentalist who is familiar to many on the Peninsula from his stint as International Coordinator of Earth Day 1990, headquartered in Palo Alto. That year more than 200 million people in 141 countries participated in the first international Earth Day celebration. […]

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M-A celebrates Earth Day with a week of actitivies

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Generally speaking, Earth Day pertains to a one-day celebration on April 22, hence the latter part of the name. But for Menlo-Atherton High School, it inspired a week-long compilation of environmentally-focused awareness and activities sponsored by the M-A SEEDS Club. The week began with “Water Awareness Day” on Monday with the SEEDS Club encouraging students to live […]

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Menlo Spark salutes Climate Action Heroes for Earth Day

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Emails Diane Bailey, Executive Director of Menlo Spark: “We’ve just finished a fun project for Earth Day [April 22] called Local Climate Action Heroes to celebrate all the wonderful things that our local leaders, youth, families and businesses are doing to become more sustainable and lower their carbon footprint. You can see all of our Heroes […]

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Kepler’s book store receives Sustainability Award from San Mateo County

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Emails Praveen Madan: “I am very pleased to share that Kepler’s has won a significant award for our work on transforming the bookstore into a sustainable cultural institution. Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) recently selected Kepler’s from many qualified nominations to receive their Sustainability Award. This exclusive award recognizes businesses, community groups, and individuals in […]

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Earth Hour commemorated at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park

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In an effort to shine a light on the negative effects of climate change, Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park dimmed its lights for the 10th annual Earth Hour tonight for over an hour, illuminating its Madera restaurant and Sense spa by candlelight. “This was the second year we took part in Earth Hour,” said Gabor Vida, Rosewood’s […]

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City of Menlo Park and SLAC win Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards

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The Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards highlight government agencies, businesses, organizations and individuals that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to save our most precious natural resource — water. 2016 awardees will be acknowledged at a awards ceremony hosted by Google on March 23. Two Menlo Park entities are be recognized: City […]

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Belle Haven resident goes solar with help from Facebook, Menlo Spark, Grid Alternatives and the City of Menlo Park

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Working in partnership with Menlo Spark, the City of Menlo Park and Grid Alternatives, Facebook installed a solar installation system at the home of Menlo Park resident Gloria Williams yesterday afternoon (3/7). Gloria received a 1.9kW (CEC-AC) solar system, calculated to cover about 90% of her electric bill, saving her $465 over the year. She is the first of 10 […]

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Girl Scouts in action for positive changes in the environment at Oak Knoll School

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Yesterday, Girl Scout Junior Troop 61842 worked towards their Bronze Achievement award by making pleas for positive changes in their environment and community at Oak Knoll School. In the morning, Scouts Sophia and Cleo (pictured right) presented the project to their school via the KNOL closed circuit TV station. In the afternoon, many of the girls walked the carline and streets surrounding the […]

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Wonder why your Christmas tree hasn’t been picked up? Here are some clues

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After calling Recology San Mateo, we have some answers. The trees are being picked up by a special collection service (not the regular compost truck) and must be under 8 feet, and be completely bare — no stand or lights. Trees over 8 feet must be cut in two. So, if you’ve left your tree at […]

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