February 07, 2020
Board Adopts Climate Emergency Declaration; Youth Summit Planned as Part of Further Focus
On Feb. 6, the VTA Board took a historic step by approving a Declaration of Climate Emergency that emphasizes the organization’s ongoing work to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions and reduce congestion...
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December 03, 2019
Tips to Reduce Holiday Waste
This article was contributed by VTA Environmental Planner III Lani Lee Ho Did you know Americans throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day than any other time of the year...
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November 18, 2019
Winter is Coming - Remember, Only Rain Down the Drain!
This article was contributed by Selena Gonzalez. As winter approaches, let’s battle water pollution and keep our storm drains and creeks clean! Winter rains produce stormwater runoff which is rain...
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September 25, 2019
Take the Pledge to Clean the Air October 2
In recognition of California Clean Air Day on October 2, 2019, VTA would like to remind you to do your part. Air pollution affects all of us and can be especially harmful for children and seniors...
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September 12, 2019
Now Would Be a Good Time to Ride VTA
A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Friday, September 13, for the San Francisco Bay Area. Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy. High levels of ozone pollution...
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October 16, 2018
VTA is Going Green(er)
The VTA Board of Directors recently approved the adoption of a Green Building Policy. The Policy commits VTA to incorporate green building principles into the planning, design, construction...
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April 16, 2018
VTA Employee Proves that Caring for the Environment is More Than Just a Job
With Earth Day 2018 this Sunday, we caught up with VTA environmental planner, Lani Lee Ho. The former intern now full-time employee for the past nine years, shares what’s new in sustainability at VTA...
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April 10, 2018
VTA Works to Preserve Native California Vegetation
You may be surprised to know that VTA is encouraging the rebirth of native plants and animals in the hills above South Santa Clara County’s Coyote Valley. A recent staff tour of the 500+ acre VTA...
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February 06, 2018
Celebrating 10 Years of Sustainability
VTA’s Sustainability Program is turning 10 years old this year! Over the past decade, we have supported projects that will make VTA cleaner, greener and more efficient. For example, we installed solar...
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