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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 ...

Mountain View City Council

Be Thankful for REACH Codes

Palo Alto City Council Meeting November 4, 2019 It is the Thanksgiving season, a time to count blessings. So, those who are concerned about minimizing GHGs (Green House Gases) are looking to REACH codes to reduce GHGs from buildings. They are thankful REACH codes can do this. So, how does...

PA RWQCP Sign

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...