Environment

Goal:
Become the greenest region in the country

Greenwise Joint Venture was founded in large part to address environmental challenges facing our region. Increasing demands for water, energy and solid waste capacity, unhealthy air and traffic congestion require action and involvement by the entire community.

In policy and practice, we’re amplifying the efforts of dozens of existing organizations with a mission to improve our environment and quality of life.

We’re creating the greenest region in the country by…

Planting 3 million trees
Partners: Sacramento Tree Foundation 

Reducing the region’s waste by 85%
Partners: local governments, Waste Management, Atlas Disposal, CleanWorld, GRAS 

Reducing water use by 20%
Partners: waste districts, local governments, PACE program administrators

Reducing per capita energy use by 15%
Partners: utilities, PACE program administrators 

Designing all new planned communities using “20-minute Neighborhood” principles
Partners: SACOG, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, WALK Sacramento

Increasing alternative transportation by 30%
Partners: SACOG, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, WALK Sacramento, transit agencies

Reducing air pollution levels by 20%
Partners: air districts, Take Charge Sacramento, Clean Cities

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