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 – 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 …

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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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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 …

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Blogs

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Region Rallies to Secure Clean Air Funding

If you’ve attended Cleaner Air Partnership (CAP) events or spoken with us since January 2018, you’re likely aware that the Sacramento region has not been getting its fair share of state Cap & Trade funds. A CAP …

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Tesla Model S Makes Meg’s Week

In mid-May I had a birthday. Birthdays aren’t usually something I get all that public about, because it can seem really self-centered, and so I’ve certainly never written a blog about a birthday before. But …

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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 …

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