Organizing Environmental Fair in Sunnyvale
How are you connected to Sunnyvale?
I live in Sunnyvale.
I own a business in Sunnyvale.
What type of applicant are you?
Stage of Development.
Early concept or idea (<few months of work)
What problem are you aiming to solve? (100 words)
Tell us more about your climate strategy or solution (500 words)
I attended city hall drawdown event which inspired me to the following idea: creating environmental fair in Sunnyvale. This could be done in collaboration / collocated with farmer’s market or in an alternative venue. The environmental fair would be presented by Sunnyvale residents for Sunnyvale residents the fair would cover key areas on drawdown list that Sunnyvale residents could influence:
- Volunteer home owners that have solar panels could have stands showcasing their home installations and would be there to answer any questions on their experiences and advice (count me in)
- Volunteer electric car owners could similarly showcase their cars and their home charging stations.
- Two electric car owners could showcase how they minimize gasoline purchases and can still enjoy long trips (count me in)
- Volunteer home owners with low water gardens that don’t use any chemicals could showcase their gardens with organic food crops that promote biodiversity supporting birds bees lizards etc. (count my wife in) and micro regenerative agriculture
- Volunteer owners of refrigerators that don’t use HCFs would showcase them
- Pasture eggs and beef meat sellers could showcase their managed grazing and benefits to reducing global warming
- City of Sunnyvale could showcase highest impact energy savings / global warming fighting solutions and guidance for homeowners
- Stand for signing petitions to our senators to phase out HCF refrigerants in California
- Many more ideas could be added such as composting, promoting best food waste practices
This could be a quarterly event
Describe how your solution could be a game-changer for your selected Opportunity Area (100 words)
We could start reducing green house gasses from several areas of high impact.
Explain how your idea would be implemented in Sunnyvale (700 words)
What kind of impact will your idea have? (250 words)
Significant acceleration of adoption of key drawdown ideas in Sunnyvale and regulatory changes in California via petitions from Sunnyvale residents.
Scale: Describe how your idea could reach a significant number of people affected. (250 words)
Feasibility: Where are you with understanding the feasibility of your idea? Describe what you’ve done so far and your plans. (500 words)
I brainstormed this idea with my wife and added it here. I could volunteer to help City of Sunnyvale implement it as part of CAP 2.0
As you consider your next steps, what kinds of help could you use? Is there a type of expertise that would be most helpful? (300 words)
Expertise from Drawdown organization would be very beneficial to both parties.
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Yes, share my contact information
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