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Bay Area Climate Solutions 

Let's Get Started!

 

DRAWDOWN Bay Area is your hub to connect to climate solutions that you can take:
where you live, where you work, and with your local government. There's no "one size fits all" answer, but everyone can do something, and we all have a part to play.

DRAWDOWN Bay Area takes the mystery out of climate solutions and connecting real people all around the Bay to actions that work for them. You don’t need to be a climate change activist to get started. Here you'll find solutions that will save you money, improve your health, increase community equity, and benefit the planet, too. Let's get started!

 

What you can do right now:

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 and food waste add a lot, as well. Click on each 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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CLICK ON THESE ACTIONS 

THAT YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW:

ONE: 

SIGN UP FOR

100% RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY

TWO: 

REPLACE YOUR LIGHTING

*ZE = "zero emission"

Transportation contributes about 41% of the 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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CLICK ON THESE ACTIONS 

THAT YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW:

ONE: 

MAKE CHANGES

TO HOW YOU GET AROUND

TWO: 

TAKE THE EV PLEDGE

to make your next vehicle electric

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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CLICK ON THESE ACTIONS

THAT YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW:

ONE: 

BUY ONLY WHAT YOU WILL EAT

TWO: 

EAT A PLANT-RICH DIET

 
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Play The Climate Game

Think you know what it's going to take to save the planet from the worst effects of climate change?

Can you can reach "net zero" by 2050?

Play The Climate Game, and find out what it takes.

developed by The Financial Times and Infosys

Download this free app

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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Where is "home" for you?

Take a look at what's happening around the Bay and in your own community. 
 
With 9 counties, 101 cities, and 7.8 million people, it's never "one size fits all." 

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!

What's Happening Around the Bay?

 

There are agencies, community organizations, and business groups that are not centered in one particular county, but serve the region, and are often connected beyond the Bay. They offer information, resources, and ways to join the larger effort to implement climate solutions. Take a look at these organizations' websites. It's just a start!

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