“Founding Members” of the Monterey Bay Green Chamber.
Our vision for the Monterey Bay tri-county region is a highly collaborative, integrated region with a shared identity as the global showcase for clean, green, and sustainable solutions. Regardless of where they are developed, our region will be the preferred destination to host demonstration sites for current and future best practices in sustainable agriculture, tourism, lifestyle, and technology. Our model of sustainable development and innovation will attract business and pleasure visitors from around the world to see how we grow a thriving economy sustainably, dealing with challenging issues in the management of water, energy, transportation and more, while protecting our sensitive environment and the natural beauty we all enjoy.
JVMB is “inclusive” rather than “exclusive” in that we seek to promote anything that anyone is doing in the direction of sustainability. We do not seek to exclude businesses and organizations that don’t yet cross a bar of arbitrary requirements, but instead to help them move in that direction. We are also firmly committed to consensus building and “neutrality” rather than “polarization”. It is our goal to connect with parties on all sides of issues with the goal of identifying any possible common ground to build on. For any issue in the region, the positions that we advocate for are the application of sustainable solutions with triple bottom line benefits that are good for people, planet, and profits.
JVMB is a network of sustainability-minded individuals, organizations, businesses, and investors that recognize the value and competitive advantages of our region. We are committed to a course of sustainable development and innovation that will protect and provide benefit to the economic vitality, the natural resources, and the people of the region. We are working at the state, national, and global levels to share information and bring resources to our regional efforts.
JVMB identifies and promotes sustainability-related activity throughout the Monterey Bay tri-county region. We encourage and support the development of new sustainability-related businesses. We monitor public agencies and local government look for opportunities to provide sustainable solutions to issues they are dealing with. We advance sustainable development initiatives to address regional needs. We provide opportunities to leverage local efforts through regional collaboration.
JVMB seeks out and identifies sustainability-related individuals, organizations, businesses, investors, events, activities, and venues throughout the Monterey Bay tri-county region to add to our networks. We keep track of the activities and goals of our network members, public agencies, and local government to identify opportunities for synergy and leverage. We have a presence in all three counties where we help businesses to develop sustainably, to obtain funding, and to partner with complimentary businesses. We provide co-marketing and cross-marketing opportunities and work to raise awareness of, and participation in the developing sustainable economy in our region. JVMB reaches out to partner with Silicon Valley and other regions in the state to connect them to opportunities in our region.