At WEST 2014: Net Positive Call to Action, attendees broke out into facilitated Conversations for Action on targeted topics. Explore summaries of each of the 11 Conversations for Action, complete with Resource suggestions.


Add your voice to the sustainability community and come learn from experts for different domains. The EcoCloud Blog is an excellent platform for enabling enterprises to share and discuss monumental ideas.

05/23: Homeowners Enroll into SSV’s Net Positive Bay Area East...
05/22: Self-Driving Cars and Big Data
05/22: The California Water Foundation presented its new water...
05/20: The On-Site Water Treatment and Non-Potable Reuse Kick-Off...

First Community Housing reaches for Net Positive

“Net positive” isn’t just buzz - it’s the goal of the Living Building Challenge, an ambitious program of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) that’s daring developers to push the envelope of green building.

Silicon Valley nonprofit First Community Housing is using a pilot project to test the Living Building Challenge in the area of affordable housing. Click here to read more.


SSV attends and promotes many events surrounding sustainability throughout the year.Check our Events Calendar to see upcoming events that interest you.


Upcoming Events:

05/30: Overcoming Despair about Climate Change w/Author Mary Pipher
06/13: 5th annual Green Kids Conference
06/17: "Fed Up" film
06/26: SVES

Every month, SSV’s Green Guru features an article related to sustainability that is noteworthy. We invite you to send your sustainability related questions to the Green Guru at: greenguru@sustainablesv.org.


Full-Cost Accounting and the Value of Nature

In business theory, the ‘bottom-line’ is a well-established metric to represent economic success. This simple equation adequately accounts for financial profits and losses, but cannot always reflect external costs on natural landscapes, social structures, and other considerations that lack monetary representation. Read more.

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