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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Vehicle to Grid (V2G): How Your EV Could Earn You Thousands of Dollars

Green, quiet and now a workhorse for the power grid – the electric car just keeps getting better. Range anxiety and charging hassles apart, owning an electric vehicle (EV) may finally pay off in the near future.

Energy experts from Tesla, EVGrid, Google and the SLAC National Laboratory discussed how this could happen at the Silicon Valley Energy Summit (SVES) held at Stanford University. 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:

07/30: Water, Water, Everywhere and Not A Drop?
08/19: "Chasing Ice" film
08/24: California Climate Change Symposium 2015
08/27: Brazilian Sustainable Solutions

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.

Harrell Remodeling

IBM

Sustainable San Mateo County