Category Archives: Environmental

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, … Continue reading

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Critter Column: Two Bees

by Jack Perkins In early spring the predominant bee in my garden is the bumble bee queen, newly emerged from her winter sleep. Mostly black with a fuzzy abdomen and two yellow circles, she is pretty to watch.  Starting a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Critter Column: Marsupials

by Jack Perkins I’ve never thought much about pouched-mammals (Marsupials) until one lumbered into our family room last week.  It was late, and while we were sitting numbed and trance-like in front of the TV, a small furry critter entered … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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