Silicon Valley -Technology, Art, Green & Sustainability is the full name of the show (SVTAGS)

You can find our events on our Meetup page & Facebook:


Save the date” December 13th for an ART SVTAGS DIY co-hosted event with the guests of the 201 TV show (show to air in a few weeks). Jennifer Katzman founder of a live Facebook arts “Thursday art and sip” (Covid-19 escape) will be teaching us to do art. Also, featured at the Co-Hosted event will be artists Kayla Rose Garcia More details to follow on and

Years past

Please join me at some fun events around topics that will range from reclaiming/recycling/reusing things then making it into art, clean-tech, alternative transportation, sustainable food/farming, green building, sustainable/green architecture and more. If you are interested in hosting an event or speaking, please contact me today!

On going- We film every other week at the TV Station- Please join us at one of the tapings. Just go to meetup and see the newest events:


Our 50th show celebration at an exclusive home in Monte Sereno on December 15th! We will be charging for this event and the money will go to help us become a 501c3, to produce some shows that we filmed on location, (shows like Zero1, EcoFarming Conference, Smart Grid 2011 Sunnyvale and more!).

Details will be posted here soon:

Past Events:

Clean Tech: & The Green Chamber of Commerce

June 16th 2011



Or at The Green Chamber of Commerce

Event details:

“During the past decade clean tech has proven to be a significant business opportunity, and its growth rates now rival that of earlier technology revolutions like telephony, computers, and the Internet,” claims CleanEdge, a leading research and advisory firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. Clean tech will also be part of every aspect of our lives – from the built environment to energy and transportation.

Join the Green Chamber and get the inside scoop on a burgeoning economic trend, network, and enjoy organic appetizers provided by Whole Foods and refreshments by Silver Mountain Winery.


6:00pm -Registration, networking and tours!

7:00pm -Panel

8:00pm -Q & A

8:30pm -Close and maybe more tours!

***Tours of the Tech Shop will happen before the speakers start. Get there early to see this amazing place!

Registration limited to 70 people, cost $10 a person, or become a Green Chamber of Commerce Member and get in free to this event.


Mark Mitchell, Senior VP and General Manager, Serious Energy~

Mark brings over 20 years of operating and business development experience in technology, energy, services and legal industries. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded and run a number of companies in the Silicon Valley. He led the management teams at Intematix (global leader in next-generation electronic materials development, including solid state lighting solutions and energy storage/clean energy materials technologies), First to File (enterprise class IP management services used by Global 1000 companies), (leading provider of legal content and industry specific software services) and eMeter (the industry leading provider of enterprise-scale energy information management solutions to utilities worldwide). Mr. Mitchell is a co-founder of eMeter and played a key role in developing its plan and strategy for enabling real time energy efficiency and sustainability alternatives.

Olivier Jerphagnon, Founder, The Green Frog from Silicon Valley~

A portion of proceeds from this event will go to the Green Chamber of Commerce who is the co-host of this event.Olivier is a serial entrepreneur with a talent to bring new technology to market. Prior to his founding The Green Frog from Silicon Valle y green tech blog, Olivier was the CEO of MDI Inc. where he turned an innovative data mining technology into a professional fiber infrastructure service to Tier-1 Carriers worldwide. He was directly involved in more than $50Mn debt and VC financing for Calient Networks. As a student he co-founded the Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara. Olivier is also a Sr. Member of IEEE and on the Board of a yearly innovation prize in France with the support of Fortune 500 companies, research institutions and technology clusters.

Alper Ertas, Attorney, Novak Druce~

As a specialist in intellectual property law, Alper specializes in patent reexaminations and patent litigation. His expertise involves a diverse variety of technologies including software and business methods, circuit design, network architecture, wired and wireless networking, security protocols, semiconductor technology, imaging equipment, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, large scale oil, gas, chemical, biological and geothermal processes. Alper’s breadth of experience enables him to make sense of a complex marketplace.

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Lisa Ann Pinkerton, Founder, Women In Cleantech & Sustainability, Founder & President, Technica Communications

From the newsroom to the boardroom, Lisa Ann has used her keen analytical skills to share technology stories with the world for over a decade. She is Founder and President of Technica Communications and Founder of the networking group Women In Cleantech & Sustainability.


Heather Durham, Founder,

Heather is one of the founding members of the US Green Building Council- Northern California Chapter, Silicon Valley Branch (USGBC-NCC, Silicon Valley Branch). As Program Chair, for the Silicon Valley Branch, she helped to shape the educational programs from 2008 to 2010.

In 2009 Ms. Durham launched the Silicon Valley -Technology, Art, Green and Sustainability (SVTAGS) TV Cable show. Her purpose in creating this show is to help educate the public, connecting them to what’s happening with technology, art, green and sustainability in Silicon Valley and beyond. When she thought of the acronym SVTAGS in 2006, the term “green washing” was not yet a coined term well known and she wanted to help people sort through “what’s green and whats’ not!” She has continued this venture with events planned on the site, speaking engagements, and on this educational beta Website.

You can register on Meetup page or on the Green Chamber of Commerce Website:

Date: 2/24/11

Time: 6:00pm

Topic: Art- Reclaiming, Recycle, Re-Purpose and Create

On the 24th at 6:00pm I will be hosting an event on reclaiming/recycling/reusing things and making art from it. This first event will have a hands-on demo on taking old jewelry and found objects to make new!

Please save the date, tell some friends &RSVP here:

There will be a hands on Demo on taking old jewelry, other found things at garage sales or thrift store and making something new. Also, local artists will be there to tell a little about their sustainable artwork that are larger works of art.

Muffin Gibbons is graciously going to do the demo on creating art from found objects at garage sales, thrift store and new stuff from bead shops.

Kathleen McCabe owner of Global Beads Mountain View will be presenting some of designs made from antiques and also new beads.

Bring things that you would like to remake something with "hands-on." If you want to observe and not make something... that's fine too!

There will be two other artist there displaying their work Will Tait and Rochelle Ford.

Will Tait~

He is a Bay Area Native and will have some of his art-work there for you to see. He has been doing art for years that ties into sustainability. He got his start as a boat builder when he was 16 years old in the San Francisco Bay and later went on to art school in the East Coast.

Rochelle Ford~

Mrs. Ford is a local artist that has been doing sustainable art work for over 20 years. Her work is stretching into places across the country, in gardens, homes and entrances to public parks. Mrs. Ford’s story is interesting in that she was an Executive Director and work up one day and decided to be an artists. She has always wanted to do this and thought if she did not start now, she would never get around to it. At 50 something years of age she quit her six-figure salary job and started to produce art. Her first year as an artist she replaced her previous income. The next year she surpassed her salary that she made as an Executive Director. It’s never to late to follow your dreams!

These artists will have some interesting artwork for you to buy and take home for a special gift to someone. It's just a sampling of their work.

Other artists that will be there will be announced soon.

Refreshments provided at the meeting.


The Historic Hensley House

456 N 3rd St San Jose, Ca

Future events will have topics and speakers around clean-tech, alternative transportation, sustainable food/farming, green building, sustainable/green architecture and more. If you are interested in hosting an event or speaking, please contact me today!

Also, since this is a new group we will be looking for sponsors to cover cost of food/beverages. Let us know if you have any suggestions on this or future Meetup topics for this group!

“It's good for the environment and for our souls to make things," Heather Durham "at this 1st Meetup/SVTAGS event sustainable artists are on hand that do everything from making fire-pits of metal to a techie gal that in her hobby time makes jewelry from reuse/reclaimed items. I hope people will enjoy this special group that we are bringing together for the first time in the Bay Area!"