Silicon Valley Clean Cities (San Jose)
The Silicon Valley Clean Cities (San Jose) works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.
Margo Leathers Sidener has been a Clean Cities Coordinator for eight years. She has a Master’s Degree in Health Education and has served Breathe California of the Bay Area, the host agency for Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition (SVCCC), for over 30 years, fighting for clean air and healthy lungs. She is currently CEO of that organization.
Her professional accomplishments include published articles and curricula; presentations at state, national, and international meetings; co-founding several coalitions and “collaboratives,” and advocacy successes such as pushing through many clean air and tobacco control ordinances and being a member of the steering committee and a ballot signer for a key local, successful transportation initiative. Her favorite Clean Cities project was Zero Emissions Squared—coordinating the team that developed the first full-sized electric school bus, partially fueled by solar.
Sidener has shared her expertise as a member of numerous state and national-level boards, committees and task forces, including the Coordinators’ Council of the Clean Cities Coalitions. She has also served on the volunteer side of several nonprofits and was a founder and twelve-year member of the board of the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits.
Before her long career with Breathe California and involvement with Clean Cities, Sidener worked as a teacher, grant abstractor, employment counselor, medical assistant, and in sales. She has been honored with: the 2010 Rising Star Award for Western Region, Clean Cities Coalition Coordinators, US DOE; Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley, 2009, Silicon Valley Business Journal; and the California Wellness Foundation Sabbatical Award, 2008.
- Designated: October 21, 1994
- Population: 1,937,570 (based on 2018 Census estimate)
- Area: 1,363 sq. mi.
- Boundary: Santa Clara County including city of San Jose
Alternative Fueling Stations
Including public and private stations
- Biodiesel (B20 and above): 1
- Electric (charging outlets): 4,613
- Ethanol (E85): 7
- Hydrogen: 5
- Natural Gas: 8
- Propane: 7
Energy Use Impact*Annual Energy Impact
Emissions Reduced*Annual Emissions Reduced
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