Community Stories

We’re committed to serving the communities of Bassett and Avocado Heights. Read more about the impact of our work in the community below!

By the Numbers

Together we’re going to accomplish some incredible things over the next few years.

64%
Percentage of greenhouse gas emissions reduced for project participants¹
250+
Number of households converted to clean energy²
30.5
Metric tons of CO2 emissions eliminated through Clean Commuters services³
96%
Percentage of net grid electricity consumption reduced for participants⁴

Testimonials

I’m excited for Day One to be a part of the team helping Bassett and Avocado Heights to create their advanced energy community. We’re looking forward to helping local residents learn about energy, build community power, and save energy and money along the way!
Christy Zamani Executive Director of Day One, BAAEC community outreach
Bassett and Avocado Heights have been disproportionately subjected to pollution, including three nearby freeways, Quemeco battery recycling center, and a nearby landfill. I’m excited to be a part of the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community to address historical environmental racism and strengthen community power.
David Diaz Executive Director of ActiveSGV, BAAEC community outreach

Bassett & Avocado Heights

Three freeways, Quemetco battery recycling center, and a landfill near Bassett and Avocado Heights are major contributors to pollution in the area. These neighborhoods are predicted to experience over 40 additional extreme heat days per year by 2050. The Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community is committed to empowering the community to reduce local pollution and generate clean, local, reliable power.

Technically speaking, BAAEC defines our service area based on six census tracts that cover around 4.7 square miles. This area has a population of about 28,000 people.

Get Involved

We can’t do it without you! There are all kinds of ways to get involved in building the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community.

Youth Advocacy
Program
An youth educational opportunity for middle school, high school and college students from Bassett Unified School District and nearby college institutions to get involved in local energy actions.
Energy Leadership
Academy
A free training program on energy conservation, environmental justice, and local advocacy for residents in the Avocado Heights and Bassett community.
Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee is a coalition of local stakeholders providing input on the design and implementation of the Advanced Energy Community.
6/2/2021
Join us to learn how to be eligible for FREE sustainable home upgrades for Bassett & Avocado Heights homeowners!
5/13/2021
Join our info session to learn more about the Energy Academy, an educational program for adults interested in the BAAEC project.
4/27/2021
Learn about the opportunities available to Basset and Avocado Heights residents in clean, renewable energy and how to qualify.
4/7/2021
Join the BAAEC Youth Advocacy Program’s weekly meeting to learn about the program and how you can get involved.

References


  1. 64% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over a 25 year period.
  2. 285 combined participants anticipated in Advanced Homes and Community Solar programs.
  3. 30.5 metric tons CO2 equivalent emissions reduction annually through electric vehicle vanpooling and microtranist services.  This is equivalent to over 500 tree seedlings grown for 10 years (per US EPA greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator).
  4. 96% reduction in net grid electricity consumption over a 25 year period. Net grid electricity is the balance of electricity consumed from and contributed to the power grid.