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California Senate District 13 Climate and Environmental Forum

SSV team members were among a crowd of 500 people who packed the Menlo-Atherton High School Theatre on January 15 to observe the California Senate District 13 Climate and Environmental Forum.   Five of the seven candidates for the office of state senator in District 13 participated in the event: Democrat...

End of Year Newsletter: A Season Transformed by Air, Water & Light

Dear Friends, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is a “think & do” tank focused on improving air and water quality, sustainability and equity in a decarbonizing Bay Area. Below are select highlights from 2019. SSV positively impacted a range of issues from understanding the nuances of air quality and traffic patterns...

Youth and the Climate Emergency

Photo of Climate Strike September 20, 2019 in Mountain View, CA.  Many of use recognize we have a climate emergency. However, the CoP (Conference of Parties)  in Madrid  produced little to go forward with.1  The conditions are accelerating the Climate Emergency, but we are standing aside. Instead of action, we ...

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A Landmark Water Reuse Agreement Takes Shape

Sustainable Silicon Valley has long championed innovative approaches to water use & reuse along with regional governmental cooperation and smart, sustainable efforts to ensure a clean and plentiful Bay Area water supply. The proposed agreement between Valley Water, the City of Mountain View and the City of Palo Alto checks...

Got Coast? Clean it up!

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft of its National Water Reuse Action Plan at the WaterReuse Symposium in San Diego. It makes sense for national leadership to align their planning with the framework of US Water Alliance One Water, UN Sustainability goals and other initiatives. After...