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 leader: Brian Aunger
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
This campaign is designed to explore the most effective time to charge electric vehicles and then educate the public about optimum times. Its members are working collaboratively with local and regional groups. Project leader: Barry Rands
Resilient SLO – January 2021 Community Engagement Event
We are planning the first of a series of online speakers/discussions on local adaptation and resilience in the face of climate change impacts. Project Leader: Teresa McClish
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