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Catalyze SV hosts engaging educational events about housing and community development topics.

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New Shops Open at Town & Country Village


Four sustainability-focused, fair-trade apparel and homegoods stores and a hand-crafted ice cream shop are the newest additions, the retail center announced.

Who Buys Electric Cars in California?


Communities with high concentrations of electric cars are affluent, college-educated and at least 75% white and Asian—revealing a barrier to electrifying the state’s entire fleet.

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Morgan Hill earns clean energy grants

Silicon Valley Clean Energy recently awarded the City of Morgan Hill with two grants that will help the city reach its climate cleanliness goals, according to city staff. The City of Morgan Hill adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) in …

Image caption: The snow-lined South Fork of the American River on March 3, 2023.
Too Much, Too Early

When warm storms melt snowpack early, reservoir managers must release water to prevent flooding—which sends this precious resource into the ocean.

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Zach Hilton: How our electricity provider benefits the community

What makes Gilroy strong is our community. With 59,520 people calling Gilroy home, our community is made up of families, neighbors, businesses, schools, service organizations, parks and more. However, there is one member of our community that may surprise you—our …

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County airports to participate in unleaded avgas project

Reid-Hillview and San Martin airports are participating in an FAA project to study best practices for transitioning airports nationwide to unleaded aviation fuel.

Image caption: Ever little bit helps in the fight against climate change.
Small Steps in the Right Direction

Don’t just be a spectator in the fight against climate change. Here are some small steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.

Image caption: Dairy products are California’s top agricultural commodity, but the industry is often criticized for its impact on the environment.
Sustainable Sustenance

California is a leading producer of agricultural crops. So it’s not surprising to find cutting-edge ideas taking root here.

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Santa Clara eligible for electric vehicle charger rebates

A $30 million incentive project is underway to help businesses, nonprofits, public agencies and tribes fund the installation of electric vehicle chargers in disadvantaged and low-income communities across the state. Santa Clara is on the list of 30 counties where …

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With the proliferation of rechargeable batteries, a problem has emerged for waste collectors: fire.

Consumers may not know it, but their cellphones and laptops – if improperly disposed of – could become an incendiary device. Ditto that for anything with a rechargeable battery, like a toothbrush, drill, or any number of now-common household appliances

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Children lead environmental project in Plaza Park

A few months back, neighbors Maggie Contro, an 8-year-old third-grader at Daves Avenue Elementary, and Arlo Britz, a 7-year-old boy a grade below, were sweeping her home’s porch, when they realized they were doing something worth scaling. Contro had been …

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Santa Clara County Beats Water Conservation Goals Second Month in a Row

For the second month in a row, Santa Clara County exceeded conservation goals set by the Santa Clara Valley Water District and by Gov. Gavin Newsom, reducing water use by 16% compared to 2019. The recommended target was 15%. “It’s …


Dairy products are California’s top agricultural commodity, but the industry is often criticized for its impact on the environment.
Sustainable Sustenance
Greener ways to feed the world’s growing population
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