Green Lunch Bag

Green Bag Lunch

The San Mateo County Green Team is pleased to announce a new lunchtime lecture series for county employees and the public interested in learning about sustainability. Starting in January, the "Green Bag" lectures will cover a wide variety of environmental topics from green transportation to healthy home cleaning products.

Green Bag lectures will take place from 12-1 the first Wednesday of each month in Room 101, 455 County Center, Redwood City. Pack a lunch and come and join us in our efforts to green San Mateo County.

2010 Presentations

The Green Bag presentations have moved! The talks will still be held the first Wednesday of every month from 12-1, but will be in the Board of Supervisors chambers, at 400 County Center, allowing employees to watch the Green Bag from their computer if they can't travel to Redwood City.

January 6th - Simple, Easy Ways to Make your Home More Comfortable
     Suzanne Emerson, Emerson Environmental
     Note new location: Board of Supervisors chambers, 400 County Center,
     Redwood City

2009 Presentations

January 7th - Taking the Bite out of Global Warming;
     Delicious Ways to Save The World
     Laura Stec, Local chef and author of Cool Cuisine -
     Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming

February 4 - Basics of Green Remodeling
     Kirsten Flynn - Sustainable Home

March 4 - Smart Gardening; Beautiful Landscapes for Less Water
     Deva Luna, EarthCare Landscaping

April 1 - Green Spring Cleaning
     Ann Blake, Ph.D., Environmental & Public Health Consulting

May 6 - Going Beyond the Prius
     Affordable options for clean, efficient travel
     Note: Vehicle display at County Center Plaza, Redwood City

June 3 - Safer Personal Care Products
     How to look and feel good without risking your health
     Rebecca Sutton, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Environmental Working Group

July 1 - Getting a Home Check-Up
     A Prescription for a Comfortable Home

August 5 - Save Energy at Home and Get Paid for It
     Herb Gong, PG&E Energy Efficiency and Rebate Expert

September 2 - Creating a Safer and Healthier Home
     David Edwards, Ph.D., Earth Bound Homes

October 7 - Preparing for a Winter Vegetable Garden
     Alane Weber, Professional Organic Gardener

November 4 - Finding New Uses for Common Things: Reuse in Action
     Matthew Levesque, Building Resources
     Shawn Rosenmoss, San Francisco Department of the Environment
     Come and see how one person went a whole year without buying anything
     new and learn about simple, practical ways you can creatively give
     common objects a new function.

December 2 - Toxic Testing for Holiday Gifts
     (plastic toys, for example)
     Caroline Cox, Center for Environmental Health