November 6, 2008

Media Advisory: San Jose Mayor to Announce San Jose Prize for Green Vision Innovation Recipients

 WHAT:  San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed will announce the recipients of        the inaugural San Jose Prize for Green Vision Innovation.        The Prize will accelerate bringing clean tech innovations        to market and create a pipeline of top clean tech companies        that have the potential to grow and create jobs in San Jose,        critical factors in realizing the goals of San Jose's Green        Vision, the City's ambitious plan to stimulate the economy and        improve the environment. WHO:   The following will be present at the event:        --  San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed        --  John Weis, assistant executive director, San Jose Redevelopment            Agency        --  Michael Santullo, co-founder, California Clean Tech Open        --  Jim Robbins, executive director, Environmental Business Cluster        --  Melinda Richter, executive director, San Jose BioCenter        --  San Jose Prize for Green Vision Innovation recipients WHEN:  1 p.m., November 7 WHERE: Room 120, San Jose City Hall, Wing        200 E. Santa Clara Street (enter Wing from 4th Street) 


San Jose, the nation's tenth largest city, has implemented San Jose's Green Vision, which sets 10 ambitious goals for environmental protection and economic development. Clean energy is a key component of the 15-year Green Vision, which envisions: Creating 25,000 Clean Tech jobs; Installing 100,000 solar roofs (1/10 of Gov. Schwarzenegger's 1 million solar roofs for California initiative); Reducing per capita electricity use by half; and Moving to 100 percent renewable energy. The San Jose Prize for Green Innovation was created to speed the advancement of clean technologies from the lab to the marketplace and help to further satisfy Green Vision goals.

 CONTACT: Michelle McGurk Office of Mayor Chuck Reed (408) 535-4840 or (408) 655-7332 cell Email Contact  Steven Brewster Office of Economic Development (415) 577-8851 cell Email Contact
SOURCE: City of San Jose, California