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A 2021 Message from our Executive Director, Kris Jensen

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you but the past couple of weeks has felt like a couple of months. And it's only January.

In the midst of all that’s going on I wanted to assure you that GreenTown Los Altos is still on-the-job. I also wanted to give a big shout out and thank you to all of you who gave financially to GreenTown over the holiday season. Despite the turmoil surrounding us, we exceeded our fundraising goals and had one of our most successful end-of-year campaigns. That’s because of you. Thank you!

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions but I am a fan of taking stock of my life and, at the very least, thinking about what I want to accomplish in the new year. One thing I’d like to do is build more reading time into my schedule. Like many of you, I have a long reading list but I’d still love to hear from you about what you’re reading--especially anything related to the environment. If you haven’t read it already, I highly recommend “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

This year I’ll likely need to get a new car as my 2010 Toyota Corolla has over 335,000 miles on it. It’s been a great vehicle but I need to explore my options for what’s next. I’d like to get an Electric Vehicle (EV) but obviously I drive a lot and "range anxiety" is a big issue. Here’s a great tool from Silicon Valley Clean Energy that’s helping me to navigate this process.

Thank you again for your support, financial and otherwise. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments about GreenTown, your book recommendations, and any thoughts that might address my range anxiety (for someone living on a nonprofit salary).

Warmly,





Kris Jensen 650.521.1536 kris@greentownlosaltos.org

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