The Micro-Community Collaborative (MCC) is a grassroots people’s movement that inspires, educates, and empowers San Luis Obispo county locals. It encourages community collaboration to build a sense of belonging, foster resiliency, protect and conserve the environment. We orient toward a just and sustainable society. Our mission is to empower the development of resilient and sustainable neighborhoods – one Micro-Community at a time. This is accomplished through community building programs, resource and education sharing, and advocacy. Project leader: Artemisia Shine
The Resilient Energy Assessment Team
The project will produce an analytical toolkit for local governments, community choice aggregations (CCAs) and other stakeholders, as they pursue resilient and clean energy goals. This GIS-based toolkit comprised of software and analysis metrics will be based on energy resilience analysis. It is intended to be used for making strategic decisions regarding micro-grids, energy storage, and development of other community resilience mechanisms. The resulting toolkit is intended to be portable in order to assist communities in performing resilience analyses.
Cal Poly faculty will supervise a team composed of graduate and undergraduate students. The team will coordinate with local industry experts and city personnel under the guidance of the SLOCC REA Project Manager and with input from community members. Project leaders: Brian Aunger and Eric Veium
Uniting the Central Coast for Action
Local governments and environmental organizations in the five counties served by Central Coast Community Energy are forming a regional partnership to create a common united platform that will assess needs of the area and collaborate on opportunities. The group is currently working on expanding the partnership by bringing in relevant stakeholders. Project leaders: John Smigelski and Eric Veium
SLO Electric Mobility Roadmap
The guiding vision established for the Electric Mobility Roadmap is to create a fossil fuel-free transportation system that integrates with and supports the City’s ongoing efforts to increase use of electric vehicles and other electric modes in SLO, and ensure equitable and affordable access to the benefits of clean transportation. Project leaders: Barry Rands and Eric Veium
Resilient SLO is designed to be a comprehensive, innovative, and inclusive resilient community planning process – one that elevates community voice in decision-making, utilizes best available science and focuses on the real challenges that we face in the city of San Luis Obispo: climate change, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and economic uncertainty. Project Leaders: Teresa McClish, Lauren Bell, June Cochran
Better Buildings SLO: Making Yesterday’s Buildings the Buildings of Tomorrow, Today
This project supports development of the City of San Luis Obispo’s existing building electrification retrofit program. The scope and details are still in development. Project Leader: Mike Horgan
Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Week SLO in the Fall is part of National Drive Electric Week – “a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and more.” There are a series of educational events and opportunities to talk with owners and test drive vehicles. Project Leaders: Barry Rands and Eric Veium
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