Dear Friends: A Message From Kris Jensen
Updated: Sep 12
On behalf of GreenTown Los Altos, I wish you health and happiness during this challenging time.
Too often environmental organizations have been harbingers of doom, while there might be a time for that, this isn’t that time. So, in the midst of all the craziness, I wanted to share with you glimmers of hope I’ve seen as, ultimately, the work we do at GreenTown is about hope for a better future for everyone.
Each of you reading this is a messenger of that hope and have made it possible for us to do our work in good times and bad. With all the worthy causes appropriately demanding your attention, we hope that you consider GreenTown a cause worthy of your support and make a tax-deductible donation today.
Around the world people are sheltering in place and with far fewer cars on the road the air is much cleaner. That’s not even taking into account the work out Clean Air Teams have done to enforce the gas leaf blower ban and encourage folks to stop idling their cars.
Many of us are trying to live more simply and are cooking at home more. With the extra time you have, maybe you’ve even considered eating more of a plant-based diet. Our Eating Green Team has been busy posting cooking videos to help, like this one about a delicious tofu scramble.
We are also getting outside to take walks and dusting off our bikes for those rides we’ve always wanted to take. Just this past year, you made it possible for 150 more people, mostly kids, to be able to take those rides, too, through our ReCycle Bike Drive.
And, as you walk or ride, we hope you enjoy the more than 150 trees we planted in front yards, schools, and parks throughout Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Each tree is a beacon of hope for the future, storing carbon, providing habitat for animals, and adding to the visual appeal of our already beautiful communities.
It’s because of you and your support over the years that we’ve been able to do any of these things. We still need that support both financial and otherwise. So, if you are able, please consider a gift to GreenTown to help us continue spreading hope well into the future.
And finally, where are you finding hope these days? Please do let us know as we’d love to hear from you. You can write me directly here.