September 11 - Blue is the New Green: Water Harvesting and Conservation

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Blue is the New Green: Water Harvesting and Conservation
Whether it’s rainwater harvesting or water-saving irrigation practices, water conservation is the new green! As energy efficiency within the home has brought our awareness to the true costs of home ownership, the consciousness of water usage outside the home has emerged. Designing beautiful, functional and water-saving landscapes include easily maintained rainwater-harvesting systems. From clearing algae & mosquito-infested lakes to creating beautiful, self-sustaining ponds & waterfalls, learn from Marc, the premier Aquascape and RainXchange Certified Contractor in the Bay Area, how gathering and conserving rainwater is the new direction for green homes.

Speaker Bio: Marc Hellmann, Earth Energy Landscaping & Premier Ponds
As a licensed contractor in 2003, Marc Hellmann founded his full-service design/build company, Earth Energy Landscaping & Premier Ponds. He’s a guest lecturer & CEU instructor at colleges, horticulture departments and conferences. Marc designed and built a rainwater harvest system, including curriculum, on campus for Foothill College Horticulture & Environmental Sciences Department. Marc created & built the rainwater harvest system water garden plus 5 other water features at the prestigious “By Invitation Only” 2008 Epcot Flower & Garden Show in Orlando, FL. For more information visit:

Please note:
the hosting of speakers for the Green Speaker Series: Local Heroes on Local Issues does not constitute an endorsement by the Town of Portola Valley (Town). The Town does not endorse any of the speakers, their businesses or the information provided in their presentations.