Google's Resilient Silicon Valley Awards Program has two primary goals:
- To align Google's support of local environmental health with the science and vision of the Resilient Silicon Valley Framework.
- To deliver consistent, meaningful support to the local community, linking our ecological efforts with those of the broader community.
In 2016, nine Awards were made to local environmental organizations in Silicon Valley in four different categories: Education, Demonstration, Research & Assessment and Native Plant Restoration. Google is also investing in projects on campus to restore native habitat for both people and wildlife in line with the Resilient Silicon Valley Vision. Learn more about the 2016 projects and organizations on the map below.
Audubon: Bird Conservation Mapping & Education
SCVAS provides education and bird conservation awareness that focuses on the health of riparian corridors, designated mitigation areas, historical breeding locations and suitable habitat areas.
Community Advocates Leadership Academy Program
Decisionmakers pay attention when they hear from people in the communities they serve, yet effective citizen engagement, especially in land use planning, is a challenge for even the most...
Google Campus -- Charleston Retention Basin
Google Campus -- Green Loop
Google Campus -- Native Nursery Facility
Native Plant Resources for Santa Clara Valley Residents
The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats and increase horticultural use of native plants.
Phytophthera Detection Dog Pilot Study
Pilot study to test the efficacy of using ecological scent-detection dogs to survey for phytophthora, a disease initiator that interrupts the healthy biological processes that are required for...
Re-Oaking Palo Alto
Regionally, the decline in deciduous oak species and oak woodlands has become a major conservation concern for the City of Palo Alto.
Resilient Silicon Valley Public Outreach
The San Francisco Estuary Institute has developed the Resilient Silicon Valley Vision over the past two years, with support from Google.
San Francisco Bay Trail Audio Walking Tour
The SF Bay Trail connects communities to parks, open spaces, schools, transit and to each other, and also provides a great active transportation corridor.
School Native Habitat Garden Citizen Science Program
Living Classroom provides ecology lessons in 21 native habitat gardens in Mountain View, Los Altos and Palo Alto 1-8th grade classrooms.
Silicon Valley Water Stewardship Project
Residents of Silicon Valley are fortunate to have an abundance of parks and open spaces that provide us with a range of recreational, aesthetic, and cultural benefits and ecological functions.