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MVLA is Bay Area's first district to go all-green

Original post made on Oct 25, 2011

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is the first district in the Bay Area to have all of its campuses and facilities designated "green" by a county green business agency.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 11:27 AM

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Posted by Cuesta Park resident
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Bravo to the MVLA district!

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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Well done! It's important not only be be green, but also to teach future generations about caring for the planet. This accomplishes both.

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Posted by Ann Schneider
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm

While I think this is great, has the County and parents seen the Youtube video about the removal of the bike lane leading to the high school(s) so more cars could be parked near the school.

A green school should have both a policy and actually plans implemented that makes it safe for kids and teachers to ride bicycles to school. Adding more cars and taking away bike lanes doesn't make it safer for bike riders.

Web Link. com/watch? v=eDbUW7OOBhk

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Posted by curious
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

"Since Los Altos High School was first certified, the district has installed solar panel arrays at its two main high schools -- Los Altos and Mountain View."

I wonder how much they spent for this boondoggle. Since they don't pay taxes, the income tax rebates, which cost us taxpayers anyway, do not help them.

Knowing their business savvy, I bet they bought the panels from Solyndra ;-)

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Posted by Jon Wiener
a resident of another community
on Oct 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Good job guys. Next step: stop subsidizing driving via extremely cheap parking permits.

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Posted by A few facts
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm

"Curious" -

just fyi, $1.6M in PG&E rebates are going to the school district's general fund, to be used for educational programs. And the net energy savings due to the panels will save the district $500K/year in utility that again will be used for educational programs.

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