Carbon Balanced Bay Area
Sustainable Silicon Valley’s goal is to galvanize the Bay Area community to realize a future where carbon solutions are as commonplace as recycling.
SSV is striving to accelerate the adoption of scalable, sustainable, and economically-viable carbon solutions. Carbon solutions refer to an array of scientific approaches that aid in reducing the carbon impact on our environment. SSV wants to leverage its carbon program to support emerging low carbon technologies, diverse carbon reduction methods, and the use of “carbon negative” building materials while fostering carbon leadership in the Bay Area.
While our carbon program is still under development, we launched our work in 2016 with the interactive workshop, “Creating an Ecosystem for a Carbon Balanced Planet.” This workshop brought together over 90 multidisciplinary Bay Area leaders and introduced them to innovative carbon solutions and several processes that convert CO2 into carbon negative building materials.
Our next step is to develop an educational program to excite local cities, counties, corporate decision makers, and public policy experts about the opportunity carbon solutions present, and develop purchasing guidelines that reflect how their consumer power can have a significant impact on reducing carbon emissions.