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.

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Featured Projects

CLEANER AIR PARTNERSHIP

The Cleaner Air Partnership (CAP) is a unique collaboration between Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, 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 …

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BROADBAND

We live in a digital age, where it is critical that all members of the community have access to the Internet. Broadband infrastructure is necessary for access to information for education, healthcare, government, public safety, …

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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 …

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Blogs

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Sacramento Designated Electrify America’s First “Green City”

A major win for clean air advocates and all Sacramentans – late last month, Sacramento was designated the first ‘Green City’ by Electrify America, a Volkswagen (VW) subsidiary with a mission to power electric mobility …

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Our Broadband Plan for 2017

As the global economy continues its transformation into a digital economy – with smart cities, smart cars, cloud computing and the quickly evolving Internet of Things – broadband connectivity, or high-speed Internet access, has become …

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Climate, Equity, and Health: A Priority for Cross-Sector Collaboration

Leaders in Public Health and Planning gathered at the Maple Neighborhood Center in South Sacramento on June 7th for the second annual Regional Convening of Public Health Officers and Planning Directors, presented by Design 4 …

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