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Read about the latest news coming from Sustainability, Zero Waste, and more!

Read about the latest news coming from Sustainability, Zero Waste, and more!

  • Cool Block Program '21-22 Launches

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    We are kicking off our new Cool Block program this year! Join us for an information session to learn more about the program and how to get involved.

    Head over to our Cool Block page to learn more and sign up for an information session.

  • New Plant-Based Eating Event Series

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    Want to learn more about the many benefits of plant-based eating? We will be hosting quarterly plant-based eating events featuring cooking demonstrations, film screenings, and community speakers.

    Our next upcoming event is on November 2nd, and will focus on how our diet impacts the environment. You can register for the event here.

    Go to our new Plant-Based Eating page for more resources and information on our upcoming programs and events.


  • Virtual Earth Day Event - April 22 6-8:30pm

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    Event has passed, but you can watch the full recording here:



    PAST INFO:

    Please join us on Thursday, April 22nd from 6 pm-8:30 pm for our Virtual Earth Day Event! We’ll be having speakers from the Planet Bee Foundation, Acterra, Recology, and Cool Block. Community members will also be giving 5-minute ‘micro talks’ about how they’re “Restoring the Earth.” And finally, we’ll be announcing the winners of the city's video and poster contests live during the event.

    Click here for a link to the event.

    If you are a resident of Mountain View and would like to enter the contests please see below for entry details.

    EARTH DAY VIDEO CONTEST

    VIDEO TOPIC

    Create a video, up to 90 seconds, that tells us how you restore the earth.

    HOW TO ENTER

    You may enter as an individual or a group. All participants must submit an entry form at bit.ly/MVEarthDay2021. If an entrant or member of the group is under 18 years of age, a parent’s permission is required.

    • The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 19, 2021, by 5:00 pm.

    • No late entries will be eligible for consideration by the judges.

    WHAT WILL THE WINNERS RECEIVE?

    The first-place winner will receive a $100 gift card to Mountain View businesses, and the second-place winner will receive a $50 gift card. Your video may be aired on the City's website and through other City media.

    WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

    An entrant must be a resident of Mountain View or affiliated with a business, organization, or school that has operated in Mountain View for a minimum of one year. You may include people in your video who do not qualify as an entrant.

    Please provide one of the following that qualifies you/your group as an entrant:

    • Home address

    • School name and address

    • Business name and address

    • Organization name and address

    Individual Entrant or Group Contact Information

    Please provide all the following items. For a group, please select one spokesperson for us to contact if there are any questions regarding your video submission.

    • Title of video

    • Name (entrant/spokesperson)

    • Phone

    • Email

    GROUP PROJECTS

    List all participants in your video project. (Only the group spokesperson needs to list all the participants. If you are completing the entry form as a member of a group, you may skip this step.)

    • Example: Chen Liu, Ana Hernandez, John Jones, Leticia Graves

    HOW WILL ENTRIES BE JUDGED?

    Entries will be judged on creativity, educational value, and message effectiveness. The winners will be determined by the judges at their sole discretion in accordance with the contest rules.

    VIDEO SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • The video may not exceed 90 seconds. • Provide a link to your video on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

    EARTH DAY YOUR WAY! STUDENT POSTER CONTEST

    We’re celebrating Earth Day this year in a creative way. Announcing the Mountain View Earth Day Poster Contest! Students K-12 are encouraged to enter. The five age brackets for entry are grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12. All you have to do is create a poster around one of the following themes:

    • Environmental Health

    • Clean Water

    • Clean Air

    • Clean Land

    • Food and the Environment

    • Plastic Pollution

    • Sea Level Rise

    • Sustainability and Resilience

    HOW TO ENTER

    Scan your poster or take a picture and submit it at bit.ly/MVEarthDay2021. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 19, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

    HOW WILL ENTRIES BE JUDGED?

    Entries will be judged on creativity, educational value, and message effectiveness. The winners will be determined by the judges at their sole discretion in accordance with the contest rules.

    WHAT WILL THE WINNERS RECEIVE?

    For the video contest as well as each contest age bracket, the first-place winner will receive a $100 gift card to Mountain View businesses, and the second-place winner will receive a $50 gift card.



    Acompáñanos el jueves 22 de abril, de 6 a 8:30 pm, en nuestro evento virtual del Día de la Tierra. Tendremos ponentes de la fundación Planet Bee, Acterra, Recology y Cool Block. Los miembros de la comunidad también darán "micro conferencias" de 5 minutos sobre cómo están "Restaurando la Tierra". Y, por último, anunciaremos los ganadores de los concursos de videos y posters de la ciudad en vivo durante el evento.

    Para mas información, vayan esto.

    Si usted es residente en Mountain View y desea participar en el concurso, consulte a continuación los detalles de participación.

    CONCURSO DE VIDEOS DEL DÍA DE LA TIERRA

    VIDEO TEMÁTICO

    Crear un video, de hasta 90 segundos, donde nos cuente cómo restablece la tierra.

    CÓMO PARTICIPAR

    Puede participar como individuo o como grupo. Todos los participantes deben presentar un formulario de inscripción en bit.ly/MVEarthDay2021. Si un participante o miembro del grupo es menor de 18 años, se requiere el permiso de los padres.

    - La fecha límite de entrega es el lunes 19 de abril de 2021, antes de las 5:00 pm.

    - Los jueces no tendrán en cuenta los trabajos presentados después de fecha límite.

    ¿QUÉ RECIBIRÁN LOS GANADORES?

    El ganador del primer lugar recibirá una tarjeta regalo de 100 dólares de comercios de Mountain View, y el ganador del segundo puesto recibirá una tarjeta de regalo de 50 dólares. Su video podrá ser difundido en el sitio web de la ciudad y a través de otros medios de comunicación de la ciudad.

    ¿QUIÉNES SON ELEGIBLES?

    El participante debe ser residente de Mountain View o estar afiliado a una empresa, organización o escuela que haya operado en Mountain View durante un mínimo de un año. Puede incluir en su video a personas que no reúnan los requisitos para participar.

    Por favor, proporcione uno de los siguientes datos que lo califiquen a usted/su grupo como participante:

    - Dirección de la casa

    - Nombre y dirección de la escuela

    - Nombre y dirección de la empresa

    - Nombre y dirección de la organización

    Información de contacto del participante individual o del grupo

    Por favor, proporcione todos los elementos siguientes. Si se trata de un grupo, seleccione un portavoz para que nos pongamos en contacto con él en caso de que haya alguna pregunta sobre su presentación de video.

    - Título del video

    - Nombre (participante/portavoz)

    - Teléfono

    - Correo electrónico

    PROYECTOS DE GRUPO

    Enumere todos los participantes en su proyecto de video. (Sólo es necesario que el portavoz del grupo enumere a todos los participantes. Si rellena el formulario de inscripción como miembro de un grupo, puede omitir este paso).

    - Ejemplo: Chen Liu, Ana Hernández, John Jones, Leticia Graves

    ¿CÓMO SE JUZGARÁN LOS TRABAJOS?

    Los trabajos se valorarán en función de la creatividad, el valor educativo y la eficacia del mensaje. Los ganadores serán determinados por los jueces a su sola discreción de acuerdo con las reglas del concurso.

    REQUISITOS PARA EL ENVÍO DE VIDEOS

    - El video no puede durar más de 90 segundos. - Proporcione un enlace a su video en YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

    DÍA DE LA TIERRA A TU MANERA! CONCURSO DE POSTERS PARA ESTUDIANTES

    Este año celebramos el Día de la Tierra de forma creativa. Anunciamos el concurso de pósteres del Día de la Tierra de Mountain View. Se anima a los estudiantes de K-12 a participar. Las cinco categorías de edad para participar son los grados K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12. Todo lo que tiene que hacer es crear un póster en torno a uno de los siguientes temas:

    - Salud ambiental

    - Agua limpia

    - Aire limpio

    - Tierra limpia

    - Alimentación y medio ambiente

    - Contaminación por plásticos

    - Aumento del nivel del mar

    - Sostenibilidad y resiliencia

    CÓMO ENTRAR

    Escanee su póster o haga una foto y envíelo a bit.ly/MVEarthDay2021. La fecha límite de presentación es el lunes 19 de abril de 2021 antes de las 5:00 p.m.

    ¿CÓMO SE JUZGARÁN LOS TRABAJOS?

    Los trabajos se valorarán en función de la creatividad, el valor educativo y la eficacia del mensaje. Los ganadores serán determinados por los jueces a su sola discreción de acuerdo con las reglas del concurso.

    ¿QUÉ RECIBIRÁN LOS GANADORES?

    Tanto para el concurso de videos como para cada categoría de edad del concurso, el ganador del primer lugar recibirá una tarjeta regalo de 100 dólares en comercios de Mountain View, y el segundo lugar recibirá una tarjeta de regalo de 50 dólares.

  • First MV Cool Block Team Finishes!

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    Good news alert! Remember Cool Block? At the end of September, Mountain View's first Cool Block team finished the program. The initial organizer, Neal Gorenflo, had some powerful words to share. Read his full story here.

    "If this experience taught me anything, it’s this — there’s a huge untapped demand for commoning. I knocked on a few doors to get people together for Cool Block, then the activity just gushed. Perhaps the pandemic helped, but this is an era of emergencies. People want to pull together even if they aren’t always quite sure how to... As a result of my experience, I can’t recommend Cool Block or similar programs enough. What counts is the right kind of invitation and process to participate. It needs to be trusted, inclusive, flexible, and well structured. Cool Block offers that."

  • Sustainability Volunteer Group

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    Exciting news! We are forming a volunteer group to build community while supporting the City’s sustainability programs. There is NO minimum time requirement -- we'd welcome your involvement for even just a few minutes a month! Learn more and sign up at MountainView.gov/SustainabilityVolunteer.

  • Earth Day 2020 Resource Guide

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    Happy Earth Day! In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day this year, the City of Mountain View’s Sustainability team worked with 29 other Bay Area organizations and four City of Mountain View divisions to create this Earth Day 2020 Resource Guide for you. It is full of actions to take from home, videos to watch, activities to do with kids, resources to help you save on utility bills, and more. Take action today! You can view the Earth Day 2020 Resource Guide at MountainView.gov/EarthDay2020.

  • City Council Adopts Carbon Neutrality Goal, Municipal Emissions Down 51% Since 2005

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    Carbon Neutrality Resolution

    Exciting news! On April 21, the City Council passed a resolution for Mountain View to become a carbon neutral city by 2045. This means that in addition to achieving the adopted 2045 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 75% below 2005 levels, Mountain View has committed to balancing any remaining GHG emissions with carbon sequestration projects (such as planting trees or restoring wetlands) and/or carbon offsets. You can read the full resolution here.

    2018 Government Operations Greenhouse Gas Inventory

    On April 21, the City Council also adopted the 2018 Government Operations GHG Inventory. This inventory estimates the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the City’s operations, including energy use, fleet vehicles, employee commuting, and operation of the Shoreline landfill. We’re excited to report that we’ve successfully reduced our GHG emissions 51% since 2005, exceeding even our 2030 reduction target! You can read the full report here.

    This inventory estimates the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the City’s operations, including energy use, fleet vehicles, employee commuting, and operation of the Shoreline landfill. We’re excited to report that we’ve successfully reduced our GHG emissions 51% since 2005, exceeding even our 2030 reduction target!

  • SVCE Community Energy Resiliency Grants – April 30 Deadline

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    Do you have a solution to cut emissions and advance resiliency? Apply for up to $100,000 in grant funding!

    Applications are now open for Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s Innovation Onramp. This program grants funding to cutting-edge projects that address key technical, market and policy barriers to achieving significant carbon reductions in our community and beyond. Depending on the stage of the project, grant funds up to $100,000 are available for demonstrations and $75,000 for proofs of concept.

    For Spring 2020, applications focused on energy resiliency solutions with the potential to achieve significant carbon emission reductions will be prioritized. But all relevant projects are still welcome to apply! Projects may take the form of innovative hardware technologies, software and data, policies and programs or education and outreach. Project evaluation is based on community value, emissions impact, scalability, equity in service and core role for SVCE.

    For program criteria and to apply visit their website.

    Applications accepted until April 30, 2020.

  • Block Leaders Up and Running!

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    On Sunday, February 23, the City hosted a third Cool Block Leader Training. There are now roughly 20 Block Leaders who will be forming teams in the coming weeks! Everyone had their unique reason for joining, but it was great to see so many people gathered together with a shared commitment to improving their neighborhoods and communities.

    One Block Leader wrote about his experience with knocking on his neighbors doors to start his Cool Block team -- read his article here for a heartwarming story and firsthand look at what it's like to be a Cool Block Leader.

    There will be one FINAL training on March 15 -- RSVP here!

  • Official Cool Block Launch

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    On Monday January 13, we held the first of three Cool Block Information Sessions, officially kicking off the launch of the program in Mountain View. Read more about the program in this article, which appeared in the Los Altos Town Crier on January 15. Thank you so much to all of the passionate and interested residents that came to the first information session! Anyone can sign up to attend a Block Leader training HERE and learn how to create a Cool Block team in their neighborhood.


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