History

  • 2000: Founded as a project of California EPA
  • 2004: Becomes a non-profit and establishes a carbon inventory that drives reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
  • 2006: Wins the Governor’s Environmental & Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for taking a leadership role in encouraging businesses to share their struggles and successes in reducing emissions
  • 2007: Most SSV’s members report their CO2 levels, which reduces emissions by 851,000 tons
  • 2012: Initiates a Space Act Agreement with NASA Ames to work on solutions for Planetary Sustainability
  • 2013: Governor Jerry Brown is the keynote speaker at SSV’s West 2013 conference and climatologist Jim Hansen presents his work
  • 2015: SSV pivots to a project-based organization to pursue its Net Positive Bay Area 2050 goals
  • 2016: Focuses  on the Intelligent Water REuse Initiative, Net Positive Communities — East Palo Alto Project;  SSV is evaluating carbon projects for the near future