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Green Building Education

Learn about green buildings and communities through our green building tours and education events.                                                          Interested in presenting on your own project, product or initiative? Fill out the event form

              





Green Mixer Socials

Connect and learn from others at our green mixers that bring together  professionals, educators, advocates and community leaders that advance green building and community solutions.

        


      

Bike Safe Fresno

Biking as a transportation option increases fitness, reduces air pollution, and contributes to a healthy and sustainable community. How can we increase bicycle usage while making it safer? Let's talk about safe riding practices, bicycle barriers, and upcoming bicycle infrastructure in Southwest, Chinatown, and Downtown Fresno


Go to the Bike Safe Fresno website for active transportation information, infrastructure development overview, learning resources and more!

The Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program funds community-led development and infrastructure projects that achieve major environmental, health and economic benefits in California's most disadvantaged communities. TCC empowers the communities most impacted by pollution to choose their own goals, strategies and projects to enact transformational change - all with data-driven milestones and measurable outcomes. This program is administered by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) which coordinates the activities of State agencies and partners with stakeholders to promote sustainability, economic prosperity, and quality of life for all Californians.

The TCC Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment - particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investment projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities and low-income households across California.

For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: http://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov



Green Apple Video


Green Apple Video

Competition 2021:

Food – Water – Waste:

Solutions for Resiliency

Calling all students!

The 2020 Green Apple Video Competition is now open!  To participate, students must create a microdocumentary on the subject of “Food – Water – Waste:

Resilient Community Solutions”. Submissions can be up to three minutes in length. Students and professional living in the San Joaquin Valley are eligible to enter the competition.

The videos will also be highlighted on the CMAC channel and on social media. Winners win CMAC memberships and access to high quality camera equipment, classes and recording facilities.

Deadline for entries is Friday, May 14th by 6pm.


To enter, follow these instructions:  


CREATIVE CHALLENGE:

Each video entry must address the subject of Food – Water - Waste.  Use creativity to fit it into your story and pick that which works with your video's design and tone. Videos can be life action video, animation, or timed PowerPoints.

Examples for topics each microdocumentary could address:

· Water conservation

· Food production and contributions to community resiliency

·  Community gardens, edible gardens

  • Green Spaces
  • Food Waste Composting
  • Greywater recovery
  • Permaculture

When making your video, make sure it connects to the overarching topics and educates the community!

Connecting the concepts of food, water and waste gives extra points. Make sure to fact check your claims and cite it in your video.

CONTEST RULES:

1.     Each entrant must be a student currently living in the San Joaquin Valley.

a.     Admissions of professionals currently working in the San Joaquin Valley are also accepted for the Professionals category.



 




2.  Individuals and teams may only enter once. Team submissions of up to 4 team members are allowed.

3.    Video can be up to 3 minutes long.

4.    All entries must follow the Creative Challenge above.

  

HOW TO ENTER:

1.    Make an awesome video, following the contest guidelines and shooting requirements.

2.         

3.    Deadline for submission of videos is May 14, 2020. Late submittals will not be accepted.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

Films will be judged by a panel of independent judges on the following:

a)     Script and Story, including approach to the creative challenge  

b)    Production Value

c)     Design, including graphics, special effects, production design, sets, costumes, etc.

d)    Overall Impact 


Congratulations to the 2020 Green Apple Video Competition winners! Their videos capture the fun, relief, transportation, and joy active transportation provides.

Professional Category

1st place: Sammy Gonzales, Team Ro Productions: Let's Go!


2nd place: Shira D. Gordon, She Rocks Science: Ride Your Bike 


Student Category

1st place college category: Arianna Gonzales, Fresno State: G.A.V.C. 2020


1st place K-12: Lillian Gromis, 1st grade: Bike Riding Safely is Fun 



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