The Silicon Valley Environmental Partnership (SVEP) has just released its 2010 Environmental Indicators Report, reflecting the overall environmental health of the Silicon Valley. These reports on local environmental conditions are intended to provide long-term monitoring and trend forecasts, and serve as a valuable tool for local municipalities, businesses, and citizens seeking to improve decision-making on environmental issues. There is no other index for the Silicon Valley region that focuses on environmental resources.
This year’s report includes 8 indicators covering key resource areas including energy and water use, air quality, public transit, toxics production, waste disposal and habitat protection.
Once collected, the data is aggregated and published in an Annual Progress Report. This important data helps us assess our progress as a region on the aggressive goals we have set for ourselves. SSV and its partners have made a commitment to reducing our CO2 emissions by 20% from 1990 levels by 2010. This is no small feat for a region that continues to experience explosive growth year after year. The 2009 Annual Progress Report highlights the aggregated performance of our partner organizations and compares it to the actual energy use of the region as a whole. By acting as a regional registry and aggregating data, SSV is able to track and communicate overall results to business, elected and community leaders and to be part of a process of setting realistic targets. See More Annual Reports.