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Emails Diane Bailey of Menlo Spark: “Two students at Menlo-Atherton High School, Tyler Lewis (pictured) and Henry Marks, have shown how youth can lead the way to a more sustainable future, winning the Menlo Green Challenge this Spring. We are delighted to award them Eco Reco electric scooters for their climate action efforts! The Menlo Green Challenge continues. Please join us with this free climate action tool to find out your carbon footprint and take actions. We’ll award more prizes to the lowest carbon households this Fall… stay tuned.”

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Energizer stations will sprout up all over Menlo Park on Bike to Work Day May 11

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On Thursday May 11, 2017 tens of thousands of regular and first-time Bay Area residents will bike to work for the 23rd Annual Bike to Work Day, part of National Bike Month. The more than half dozen Energizer station in Menlo Park will give people on bikes a chance to stop and get a snack, […]

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Erin Cooke works to implement SFO’s sustainability goals

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Menlo Park resident Erin Cooke doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. Or more accurately, she bikes to Caltrain, hops off at Millbrae and bikes to her job at SFO as the airport’s Sustainability Director. In that capacity she’s overseeing what she calls the airport’s “moon shot,” work to translate the Airport’s Five-Year Strategic Plan […]

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Rotary Connects presents talk on water supply and the drought on May 3

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“Water supply and the drought: where we are going” is the topic of a talk as part of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s Rotary Connects program. It will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the Pacific Union Real Estate, 1706 El Camino Real, Suite 220, Menlo Park. The community is invited to […]

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Atherton celebrates Arbor Day on April 28

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The town of Atherton is celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, at 10:00 am by planting trees in Holbrook-Palmer Park. Attendees are encouraged to wear clothes that can get dirty. Gloves provided. Contact Sally Bentz, Town Arborist, at (650) 752-0526 or sbentz@ci.atherton.ca.us for more information.

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Local libraries offer free “Check It Out!” energy and water saving toolkits

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Beginning April 25, county library users can borrow a “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Savings Toolkit from any community public library in San Mateo County. Outfitted with tools, supplies, measuring devices and a user-friendly guide, the toolkits can help residents conserve water, use less electricity and save money by taking a few simple actions. […]

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USGS lecture on April 27 looks at untreated groundwater

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The topic of the free USGS public lecture on April 27 at 7:00 pm is “Potential Corrosivity of Untreated Groundwater in the United States.” The talk will be given b Kenneth Belitz, Chief Groundwater Assessment, National Water Quality Assessment Program and take place in Rambo Auditorium, Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd. in Menlo Park.

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A visit to Runnymede Sculpture Farm in Woodside is perfect Earth Day outing

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Imagine going on a treasure hunt in a secret garden, one that ranges over 120 acres. Such was the treat today when Runnymede Sculpture Garden was open to the public, part of an Earth Day celebration sponsored by the towns of Woodside and Portola Valley that also included sustainable landscaping information and garden-focused vendors. Like […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School hosts second annual environmental fair

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On Wednesday, April 19, the seemingly endless rain stopped and the sun came out, as if it wanted to celebrate Earth Day with students at M-A’s environmental fair. In the center of the fair, groups played cornhole while listening to a student band perform live music. Around the perimeter, students and local businesses, such as […]

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Menlo Park’s Earth Day celebration is at Bedwell Bayfront Park

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Celebrate green living in at the very green looking Bedwell Bayfront Park on Earth Day, April 22, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. At this free event, you can learn more about water conservation, drought tolerant planting, alternative energy and more. You can also get involved by participating in one of the hands-on volunteer projects. Enjoy: […]

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Portola Valley goes ECO100: the first city to have 100% renewable electricity supply as default

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Portola Valley is the first city in the country to have 100% renewable energy as the default power supply for all customers in its jurisdiction. All cities in San Mateo County now buy their electric power from Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), a joint powers authority. Peninsula Clean Energy gives customers the choice of ECOplus, a […]

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