Greenwise signature projects in 2012
Greenwise Joint Venture is focused on a bold vision to transform the Sacramento area into the greenest region in the country and a hub for clean technology.
As an independent nonprofit, we serve as the region’s* conduit to green opportunities and investment—putting us at the forefront of the green movement and creating more jobs in our communities.
* El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties
This is what we are doing in 2012:
- FACILITATING GREEN BUILDING RETROFITS
We’re matchmaking existing commercial building retrofits with $100 million in private financing through Ygrene Energy Fund
- GREENING OUR SCHOOLS
We’re designing local, innovative financing options to help our region’s schools save on operating costs through energy efficiency upgrades (e.g., renewable energy, water conservation)
- PARTICIPATING IN PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BETTER BUILDINGS CHALLENGE
We’re helping coordinate activities for the city of Sacramento with President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge
- PIONEERING “EDIBLE EDUCATION” IN SACRAMENTO
We are expanding the Edible Schoolyard Project—founded by world-famous chef and Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters—to create the first high school edible education program in Sacramento
(Sign up for our Edible Schoolyard-specific email list to stay up to date on the project’s status and learn about volunteer opportunities)
- PLANTING 30,000 TREES
We are working with our friends at the Sacramento Tree Foundation by identifying volunteers, funders, and sites to plant 30,000 trees in 2012 (make your pledge to plant a tree at 30kTrees.com)
- FACILITATING THE “ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS” ROUNDTABLE
We are helping the region plan for the early adoption of electric vehicles through a joint effort with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) and Valley Vision
- SUPPORTING THE CLEAN TECH SECTOR
We’re growing clean tech jobs in the region by amplifying the resources of the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA)
- SUPPORTING GREENWISE CHALLENGES
We are working with the cities of Citrus Heights, Davis and Sacramento to support the efforts of the Cool California Challenge—a campaign encouraging households to reduce their carbon footprints
Our projects originate from the goals of the Greenwise Regional Action Plan.
Follow our progress and get involved