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.
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The Net Positive Bay Area project launched in East Palo Alto by Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) has recorded its first success story. The latest edition (Spring-Summer 2015) of East Palo Alto Today published from East Palo Alto has brought into limelight Lea Martinez, who is one of the first adopters of the Net Positive project. As part of the project, SSV will conduct a free energy and water audit in her house; then, GRID Alternatives, an Oakland-based nonprofit solar contractor and SSV partner, will install solar panels on her roof, also, for free... Read More.
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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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