Alviso is a small community in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. It is located about 1.5 miles south of Drawbridge, at the north end of San José. The Guadalupe River and Coyote Creek both end at Alviso, emptying into the Bay through Alviso Slough and Mud Slough.
Businesses have mostly left the area, leaving behind a primarily residential community. The digital video recorder company TiVo is based in the community as well as Foundry Networks. The salt evaporation ponds formerly owned by Cargill in the neighborhood are being converted to wetlands as part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Each year as a tradition to myself and this green movement website, I write on the events of Earth Day (April 22nd) this year is no exception. I will focus more on some new ideas and representations of our planet Earth. The symbols of Earth Day have been similar throughout the years, including an image or drawing of the Earth..