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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How a 1960s apartment complex is going green

Sunshine Gardens Apartments in Mountain View is a modest two-story 44-unit complex, with ten 1960s-vintage buildings circling a small pool. Tenants at this complex...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 7, 2021
Last comment by A, on Feb 8, 2021 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 22371 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Pragmatic Approach to A Trillion Trees

As this quarantine continues, many of us are taking more pleasure in time spent outdoors. Trees in particular seem to uplift and inspire us. Yet they are also workhorses...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 8, 2020 at 3:26 pm | 4 comments | 21879 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We need stable, climate-forward land use policies

With the growing demand for renewable energy, domestic mineral supplies, new long-distance transmission lines, and subterranean repositories for captured CO2 and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 15, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on May 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments | 15660 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Grand pronouncements vs nuts and bolts

I was in a meeting recently where a staff member of a Bay Area city said they were looking to accelerate their carbon neutral goal from 2045 to 2030. It was all...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 21, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 22, 2021 at 7:17 pm | 4 comments | 14700 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

No post this week due to distractions

Dear Readers: I have no climate post for you today. I am guessing that you have better things to pay attention to given the consequential(!) elections this week. It...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:47 am | 4 comments | 16339 Views

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 Eddie, on Sep 30, 2023 at 6:52 pm | 4 comments | 11228 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Doug Forcett's lesson? It's hard to be good these days

Most of us don’t wake up and think: “I’ll go to work today and overheat the planet!” or “Let’s enjoy some snacks while de-homing...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 1, 2020
Last comment by MD Mom, on Mar 8, 2020 at 1:15 am | 3 comments | 22922 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Wrap-up on the Power Outages (and near outages)

==I This follows two other

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by eileen , on Aug 22, 2020 at 10:14 am |
3 comments | 15439 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Yes, an app can charge your EV better than you can

About four years ago I was talking with Peninsula Clean Energy CEO Jan Pepper when she remarked that the electricity provider would like to manage the scheduling...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 11, 2022
Last comment by Ed8, on Dec 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm | 3 comments | 14049 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Composting Works

The question that I was asked the most when I started this blog was: “Can you please find out what is happening with our recycling?” There has been a...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 17, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 25, 2019 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 30406 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

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 | 5972 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Home Tour -- What were your takeaways?

Were any of you able to attend the Electric Home Tour on Saturday? If so, I’d love to hear what you took...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 15, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 16, 2023 at 4:50 pm | 2 comments | 8413 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Did a hedge fund just steal your EV rebate?

California’s cap-and-trade scheme for reducing emissions is full of holes....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 14, 2020 at 8:45 pm | 2 comments | 17803 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

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 | 6741 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How is climate change affecting Lake Tahoe?

Last week you read here about the impact that development has had on...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 26, 2023
There are no comments yet. 9321 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Sugar? Emissions? Whaaaat?

==I Okay, so the last post was a little obscure, but I hope it got you thinking....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 15617 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Interlude of Gratitude

It’s a busy time of year so this post will be short and sweet. Since it also happens to be the 50th post, a mini milestone, I thought I’d take the opportunity...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 22, 2019
There are no comments yet. 16883 Views
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