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Dear friend, 

Save the date for Sustainable Silicon Valley's Annual Water Event No Drop Left Behind: Smart & Sustainable Water Strategies at Microsoft in Sunnyvale on Tuesday, December 5th from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. Register here.

No Drop Left Behind will provide 225 attendees exposure to innovative ideas and access to renowned water leaders. Speakers include water experts, tech companies and civic leaders and an exploration of best use cases of water reuse projects including Large municipal systems, Tech campuses, Small cost-effective installations, and Affordable housing benefits. 

Topics include:

  • Climate Change's impact on our water supply
  • Innovative financing solutions
  • Water/energy nexus
  • Regulatory hurdles

Save the date. Details to follow. Hope you will join us. 

Sincerely,

Jennifer Thompson
Executive Director
Sustainable Silicon Valley

  HIGHLIGHTS
THE WASHINGTON POST: The bad news is that fish are eating lots of plastic.

Single-use plastic items not only contribute to ocean pollution but are harming fish and our food supply.Think twice before you choose a zip-lock bag over a multi-use container! 

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THE MERCURY NEWS: What do climate scientists predict for California? 

Climate change will have a profound effect on California...with warmer and wetter storms we can expect less snowpack and more flooding. 

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THE MERCURY NEWS: California heat wave: How much is from climate change? 

Last few weekends have seen an intense heat wave sweeping across Northern CA. Is this caused by Climate Change? Unless there are significant reductions in GHGs, there will be a continuous rise (16 or more) in the number of record hot days every year.

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STANFORD BUSINESS: In the Energy  Revolution, a Giant Changes Course. 

Engie, a large energy company in France. They discovered that they need to adapt to this new energy environment. Also, their changes will have to be embraced by other large energy companies to survive. 

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SSV Blog: SB-100, California Environmental Laws and Good News for Vigilance.

SB-100 (1) is the next step in California environmental law. It puts California on a path to achieving Zero Carbon electricity by 2045. This is ambitious but, California has met ambitious goals in the past. 

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SSV Blog: We Are Still In Silicon Valley 

Did you know that the City of Palo Alto's energy demand (108 megawatts) is only moderately higher than what is needed to run the NSA data center in Utah? 


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PG&E Energy House Calls: True or False- Electronic devices use energy when they're turned off?

Here are some good tips from PG&E, listing appliances energy savings. The smart outlet strip is a great way to ensure there is no power going to an idle device. 

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SSV Blog: Register Now for VERGE 17 Tech & Sustainability Conference. 

Accelerate the Clean Economy at VERGE 17 (Sept. 19-21 in Silicon Valley). Register now and explore business opportunities and solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability.
Save 10% with code V17SSV  here: http://grn.bz/v17ssv


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  EVENTS
September 20-21, 2017
Santa Clara Convention Center,
Santa Clara, CA. 


Join us for our 35th year in Northern California. Learn about regional solutions, try out new products and see the latest technologies. The event meets the facilities engineering, maintenance, and energy management needs of industries. Meet with exhibitors and attend educational seminars, all in one place and all for FREE.
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GET INVOLVED 
 
Jennifer Thompson
Executive Director
jthompson@sustainablesv.org
Cynthia Clark
Senior Water Director
cclark@sustainablesv.org
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