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Sunnyvale Cool City is group of Sunnyvale, California residents and friends, who came together in June 2007 to act locally to preserve a hospitable and nurturing climate for ourselves, our children and young people around the world.

Our members participated in the development of Sunnyvale's first Climate Action Plan (2010-11, adopted in 2014) and pressed successfully for Council to adopt Climate Action as an official priority (2017). Between 2007 and 2008 we distributed 2000 energy-saving CFL bulbs and created a discount program which resulted in 43 rooftop solar installations during a three-month period. We actively supported the City's Energize Sunnyvale program to reduce home energy use (2015-16). We support the Zero Waste Plan including advocating for the plastic bag and styrofoam bans and supporting the new FoodCycle Program. We have hosted two dozen public presentations and films mostly on land use and transportation issues because a large proportion of our community greenhouse gas emissions originate from limiting housing here and thus encouraging sprawl and forcing long distance commutes to our jobs, with resulting congestion, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and negative social justice and economic consequences.

We are honored to be co-recipient of the 2017 Environmental Organization of the Year Award from the County League of Conservation Voters, recognizing our help bringing Community Choice Energy to the area. Silicon Valley Clean Energy now delivers 100% carbon free electricity to the vast majority of residents and businesses in Sunnyvale and eleven other jurisdictions around the County.

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  • 117
  • Environment
  • Jun 7, 2007
  • English

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