Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) participated in the annual 2015 State of the Valley on Feb. 4th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Over 1,200 people attended the event, and SSV connected with new and old friends. The former Mayor of San Jose, Chuck Reed, was honored at the event and presented with the 2015 Packard Award for Civic Entrepreneurship. Mr. Reed has fostered strong connections between the business community and the city and is a strong environmental advocate. Read more.
Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is initiating a project in East Palo Alto with the objective of creating a pilot program for a Net Positive community. What if by 2050, East Palo Alto could generate more renewable energy than it uses, sequester more carbon than it emits and use only local water resources? This program will address a number of key issues including (but not limited to): residential energy and water efficiencies; renewable energy; recycled water for local reuse; and, access to public transportation and active transportation (safe routes for walking and biking). Reaching out to residents, companies and organizations to make a more resilient community.
Changing Minds Through an Integrative Approach
At Sustainable Silicon Valley’s annual summit, WEST 2014: Net Positive Call to Action, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Strategies at SAP, Thomas Odenwald, spearheaded a Conversation for Action titled “Data & Metrics”. Thomas used the announcement of SSV’s new initiative, Net Positive Bay Area, with the goal of making the Bay Area a net positive region by 2050, as a launch pad for the discussion. Read more.Interested in becoming a partner? Please visit here for more information.
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