Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is creating a structural response to the drought. The Net Positive Water initiative focuses On-Site Water Treatment and Non-Potable Reuse. Currently, California’s water management responsibilities are fragmented among many agencies and private potable water companies. An integrated strategy for water management is needed. SSV is playing the role of a convener and bringing together the government sector, the private sector, companies, and universities.
(To learn more, please click to visit Net Positive)


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.

06/22: Conference on Sea Level Rise at NASA Ames on Friday June 19.
06/18: Dateline June 18 2015 Pope Issues Encyclical on Climate...
06/17: Onsite Water Recycling Meeting Key Points
06/15: Dateline June 12, 2015, World Climate Goals from the G7

Californians Resort to Mandatory Water Restrictions

California is experiencing its worst drought in history. The state is now in its fourth year of an extreme drought that is showing no end in sight. 2014 was the hottest year on record and together with record low snowfall, it is now more important to save water than ever before.

The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains accounts for 30% of California's water supply. At this year’s annual measuring, the snowpack was only at 5% of what it should be at this time of year. 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:

07/14: Intersolar U.S.
07/22: Beautify your garden with Drought-Tolerant landscaping
08/19: "Chasing Ice" film
09/23: Northern California Facilities Expo

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.

All SSV partners and other institutions affiliated with EcoCloud have an institutional profile on the site, highlighting their work and their role in SSV and their EcoCloud collaboration. Any individual can sign up to be a member of EcoCloud. Membership provides a profile page and access to the siteʼs public content and features, all subject to appropriate usage.
A few of our partners are shown below. For a complete list, please click here.

Schering-Plough Biopharma

Watt Stopper/Legrand

Cisco Systems Inc