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Bay Area Climate Solutions 

 

Let's Get Started!

This is your hub to connect to climate solutions that you can take:
where you live, where you work, and with your local government. 
Together, the Bay Area can make a world of difference.

There's no "one size fits all" answer. We're taking the mystery out of climate solutions and connecting real people all around the Bay to actions that work for them: solutions that will save money, improve health, increase community equity, and benefit the planet, too. Everyone can do something, and you don’t need to be a "climate activist" to get started.

 

What you can do right now:

Taking small steps is a great way to start

The energy we use in our buildings and for transportation add the most greenhouse gas to the air we breathe, which affects our health and is warming the planet. Food & food waste add a lot, too. Click on the boxes below and learn how to take quick and easy actions, right now:

The energy we use in our buildings contributes about 26% of our greenhouse gas emissions.

Eliminating natural gas from our buildings improves indoor air quality, and improving energy efficiency saves money.

Win-Win, right?

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Transportation contributes about 41% of our greenhouse gas emissions  - more than any other sector.

"Zero Emission Transportation" isn't just electric vehicles! It includes all of the ways we get around, including our feet, bicycles, and public transportation.

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Food waste is the #3 greenhouse gas contributor on a global scale. 

 

Locally, what is wasted

in the fields, in grocery store dumpsters, and the back of our refrigerators is not just a waste of food and money, but also adds methane gas to the atmosphere.

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Want to do more, right away?

There's an app for that!

 

Discover thousands of actions you can take right from your phone in just minutes every day. Earn points for the actions you take and Climate Action Now will plant trees on your behalf.

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THE EASIEST ACTION 

YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW:

 DOWNLOAD the CLIMATE ACTION NOW app!

TAKE ACTIONS

LEARN MORE

JOIN OTHERS &

SHARE with your COMMUNITY

 

Where is "home" for you?

With 9 counties, 101 cities, and 7.8 million people, it's never "one size fits all." 

Take a look at what's happening around the Bay and in your own community

We've done the hard part of finding specific climate solutions & resources around the Bay Area: organizations, agencies, community groups, and businesses. Find out who's doing what, find what suits your interests and time, and connect with what's happening right where you are:
at home, at work, and in your community.

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START HERE:

Click on your county to see what organizations are near you, as well as agencies and government offices that serve you.  

Learn what they're doing to help solve climate issues in your community and around the Bay Area.

And then reach out: 

get connected to people, organizations, and most importantly: solutions!

Here at DRAWDOWN Bay Area you'll find

 actions:  that will save you money, improve your health, and help your neighbors, too

inspiration:  from real people, communities, and businesses around the Bay

knowledge:  videos, stories, books, and the science behind the solutions

resources:  connections and tools you can use (coming soon)

OK, ready to ACT NOW?

 

Keep Exploring!

  • The science behind the solutions 

  • Climate games & interactives for businesses, students, and the whole community

         Play The Climate Game*

          Find out what it's going to take to reach "net zero" by 2050

& save the planet from the worst effects of climate change

              *developed by The Financial Times and Infosys

  • News you can use: the best of climate reporting

If ever time was of the essence, it is now. 

If ever a region could meet the challenge, it is the Bay Area.

Together, the Bay Area can make a world of difference.