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While we’ll include the biggest updates and events in this newsletter, following our Facebook page is a good way to receive more frequent updates (we promise not to overload your newsfeed!) and more information about sustainability events and programs happening in the area.
RSVP for " Mountain View + Google: The Power of Public-Private Partnerships"
Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
Mountain View City Hall Council Chambers, 500 Castro St.
Don't forget to RSVP to come hear about an exciting sustainability collaboration between Mountain View and Google!

Working with Google through its Civic Leadership program, we've significantly streamlined our greenhouse gas inventory process, and through a community engagement initiative we now better understand key motivations and barriers to sustainability action among different segments of Mountain View’s diverse community, as well as which communication channels are most effective for outreach.

Public-private partnerships are one of the strongest tools we have to address climate change. Join us on November 5 to learn how the City of Mountain View and Google worked together to make this happen.
You’ll also get the chance to learn about Google's recently-launched tool, "Environmental Insights Explorer" (use Chrome browser) . Based on Google-derived data, and designed for the general public, city staff, and elected officials, this tool lets you explore estimated carbon emissions in selected cities to help make informed decisions and take action on climate change. And, Mountain View is one of the first five pilot cities!
Save the Date: Free Workshop for Homeowners on Energy Efficiency Rebates & Incentives
Thursday, November 29, 6:30 p.m.
Mountain View City Hall Council Chambers, 500 Castro St.
Every home has room for improvement when it comes to saving energy and money. Now, through Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade, homeowners can improve their home’s energy efficiency, increase comfort, and add value to their homes! Homeowners can receive up to $5,500 in incentives and rebates.
Join the County of Santa Clara for a FREE homeowner workshop. Doors open for light refreshments at 6:00 PM, with Contractor Networking, Presentation, and Q&A starting at 6:30 PM.
If you are not able to attend this workshop, call a Home Upgrade Advisor at (866) 878-6008 or visit www.BayRENresidential.org to learn more and get started on making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient!   
Action of the Month
Have an eco-friendly Halloween!

  • Don't contribute to the number of costumes that end up in the landfill after Halloween. Make your costume at home, find it in a thrift store, or save it for a friend or family member who can reuse it next year.
  • We throw away about a billion pounds of pumpkin each year after Halloween. Make sure you compost your Jack-O'-Lantern!
  • Use a pillow case for trick-or-treating instead of buying a plastic container.
Other Upcoming Events
Local Climate Change Solutions: Managing Buildings, Land, and Transportation

Thursday, November 1
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Oracle Conference Center, Redwood Shores
Sustainable San Mateo County invites you to its Indicators Report Launch Event.

Locals are making an impact on climate change through thoughtful design and management of the natural and built environment. Hear from experts on cutting-edge building management techniques (Oracle), forward thinking transportation goals (TransForm), and regenerative farming and ranching practices (TomKat Ranch). Register here.
Repair Cafe

Saturday, November 10
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Rd.
Something broken? Don't toss it; fix it at the Repair Cafe ! Volunteers can help you fix household appliances, jewelry, bikes, electronics, and more. This is the last Repair Cafe event until May 2019 so don't miss it!
Native Buckwheats, Irrigation Maintenance, and other Water-Wise Landscaping Classes

Thursday, November 1, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

Can’t make either of these events or looking for another topic? There are plenty of other Landscaping and Garden classes happening throughout the fall.