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Environmental Leadership Program Seeks Applicants

By Bruce Karney

Are you concerned about the planet’s environment and ready to translate your concern into action? Acterra’s Be the Change program was created for you!  It’s a a ten month long Environmental Leadership training program that offers fascinating seminars, workshops and field trips. My wife Twana and I, as well as former [...]

OMVNA General Meeting — Getting Greener in ’09

OMVNA’s next General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7:30 – 9:00 PM, the Historic Adobe Building, 157 Moffett Blvd. Three local experts, all based in downtown Mountain View, will share the latest info about energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Kate Latham of HomeZ will explain how an Energy Audit can save [...]

Saving Energy, Money, and, Incidentally, the Planet

by Julie Lovins

It’s 2 a.m., and did you know that your teenage fridge in the kitchen, along with the 20-something one in the garage with the cold beer in it, may be gorging itself on a late-night snack of yummy electrons?  Did you know that they are being joined at the party [...]

Free Neighborhood Work-shop on Home Energy Efficiency

By Elisa Peters

Did you know that a plasma TV can use as much energy as your refrigerator? Or that changing a showerhead can save over $140 per year in natural gas costs? 

Now is the perfect time to get smart about energy use. Electricity rates just went up [...]

Solar Buyers Group is Back

Last year Bruce Karney organized a city-wide Solar Buyers Group that led to 119 families deciding to invest in rooftop solar photovoltaic systems. This level of activity made Mountain View the #3 city statewide for adopting residential solar in 2007, behind only San Jose and San Diego.

This year former Mayor Mike Kasperzak is [...]

Renting? You Can Still Go Green!

by Shelly King

There’s a new word I’ve been hearing a lot — Eco-anxiety. It’s the fear that you aren’t doing enough to save the planet or at least those cute polar bears. The other day, instead of using a fresh post-it, I folded over the sticky part of used the back of used [...]

A few minutes with…Bruce Karney

By Velva Rowell

Bruce Karney and I met for a cup of coffee on Saturday morning so we could talk about his history of involvement in Old Mountain View. Bruce is the person who first got me involved on the OMVNA board as co-Newsletter Editor, and he has also served over the years on [...]

How Can Mountain View Become More Sustainable? How Can Mountain View Become More Sustainable?

The City Council recently established an Environmental Sustainability Task Force.  Its mission is to provide suggestions to the Council on ways to make Mountain View more sustainable and to reduce our community’s emissions of greenhouse gasses.  The Task Force’s recommendations are due at the end of August.

Neighborhood resident Bruce Karney, profiled elsewhere in [...]