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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Fighting Fire with Innovative Partnerships

In 2019, wildfires continue to threaten our quality of life here in California. Annual wildfire-related deaths grew tenfold between 2016 and 2018. Toxic smoke from these fires threatens public health and economic activity. Fire suppression, …

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My First Cap-to-Cap: A Whirlwind 5 Days in D.C.

I’ve heard a lot about “Cap-to-Cap” from colleagues, friends, and others since moving to Sacramento nearly five years ago. I’ve heard that it’s a massive undertaking to secure funding and advance policy to improve our …

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South Sacramento Prioritized for Cap & Trade Investment

At the end of September, the California Air Resources Board unanimously approved South Sacramento-Florin as one of 10 communities statewide for air quality monitoring, positioning us favorably for clean transportation investments to mitigate pollution! The Sacramento region’s Cleaner Air …

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