The Edgar Institute

About the Edgar Institute

The Edgar Institute is an eco think tank based in Sacramento, California, which combines the “Art of Politics and Science”.

The Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1893 by Manuel Nevis, who came to the U.S. from the Azores and started the California and Pioneer wineries on 21st and R Streets. In 1907 the house was moved to its present location at the corner of 21st and S Streets. With Prohibition in the early 1920s, the wineries fell into demise and the Nevis Mansion was sold to house offices of doctors and lawyers for decades, with a gap in the 1970s when a guru communed and a transformation began.

The 18-month restoration project respected the rich vintner’s lore of the past Portuguese heritage, paying homage to the family roots of Ernest Domingo Luiz from the Azores, the father of the mother of the Edgar boys: Neil, Eric, Evan, and Sean. The building was dedicated to the boys’ father, the late H.R. Edgar III (1933 – 2004) and he was honored with a sign ceremony recognizing his endless pursuit of education, a great book, and a good game of chess. This is where Edgar & Associates set up shop to address global warming solutions of AB 32 by promoting recycling, composting, bioenergy, clean fleets, and producer responsibility.

Today, Heidi Sanborn of the California Product Stewardship Council and the Nation Stewardship Action Council, Tom Wright of the Circular Economy, along with the California Compost Coalition, CleanFleets.Net, Biogenic Energy Development Company, Keep California Beautiful, and Organic Waste Solutions are collaborating on greenhouse gas reduction programs and setting goals to 2030 and beyond.

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