Courtesy of Sandra Slater
Residents of Orme Street in Palo Alto meet at a neighbor’s house in early 2019 to discuss community building and sustainability as part of the Cool Block program.
As part of a continuing effort to live more sustainably, Palo Alto resident Sandra Slater began cooking with an induction hot plate and traveling by public transportation.
She was riding the train to Mountain View one day recently when she suddenly feared she had left her new appliance on. Slater’s go-to friends were unavailable, but she managed to reach a new acquaintance, a neighbor who checked Slater’s home and assured her all was well.