Clean Economy

Overview

A clean environment is the cornerstone of livability. For public and private entities, that means implementing environmentally sustainable practices. Valley Vision has a strong legacy of work in the Clean Economy – the sector of the economy that produces or supports goods and services that provide an environmental benefit.

Valley Vision has defined the route to get there:

  • Identify clean technologies that exceed climate goals
  • Promote compact, mixed-use development
  • Assess investment strategies for a clean economy
  • Improve air quality and economic growth
  • Support greenhouse gas reduction
    • Our objective is to reduce carbon emissions through multiple regional strategies, meeting or exceeding state greenhouse gas emission reduction goals to adapt to climate change.

      Our Metric: The capital region will reduce carbon emissions 7% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 16% below 2005 levels by 2035.

      • Establish increased awareness and shared commitment of air quality issues and grow the network of clean air stakeholders, including public and private entities.
      • Increase Climate Action Plan implementation activities in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.
      • Increase the region’s standing in clean innovation activities through supporting and promoting clean technologies.
    • By working to preserve natural systems, establish environmental sustainability, and actively clean the environment, the region’s residents benefit by improved health and a higher quality of life.

    •  

       

       

       

Featured Projects

CLEANER AIR PARTNERSHIP

The Cleaner Air Partnership (CAP) is a unique collaboration between Breathe California – Sacramento, the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Valley Vision. The three organizations team up to improve the Sacramento region’s air quality with a geographic focus …

Read More ›

GREEN COMMUNITIES

Governor Jerry Brown set a statewide goal of doubling the energy efficiency of existing buildings and procuring 50 percent of California’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030.  Local governments have been tasked with fulfilling the …

Read More ›

UC DAVIS TRANSPORTATION PLAN OF TOMORROW

UC Davis has a long history of leadership on transportation. Early world-class investments in campus bike facilities and the citywide Unitrans bus system have led to impressive rates of bicycling and transit use, particularly among …

Read More ›

Blogs

Read More ›

Building Business Resiliency in Wildfire-Risk Communities

Business resiliency is of vital importance to businesses themselves, and to the communities of which they’re a part. Recognizing that, Valley Vision and partner Sierra Business Council recently brought business resiliency workshops to small businesses …

Continue ›

Valley Vision Takes the #MyCleanAirPledge

At Valley Vision, we recognize the importance of clean air to the communities we serve. Air pollution is everyone’s problem – from low-income neighborhoods burdened by diesel truck emissions to homesteads in the rural Sierra …

Continue ›

Cleaner Air Partnership Tracking EPA’s Moves on Vehicle Emissions

The Sacramento region’s longstanding Cleaner Air Partnership, anchored by Valley Vision, Breathe California Sacramento Region, and the Sacramento Metro Chamber, has been keeping an eye on the Trump Administration’s moves to potentially roll back vehicle …

Continue ›

Copyright ©2018 Valley Vision