84% of the people in the San Mateo County believe that climate change is happening
and 78% of San Mateans think community members can do more.*
San Mateo at a glance
What can YOU do?
We're glad you asked!
San Mateo can make a world of difference.
And we can all do something!
Menlo Spark is an independent nonprofit helping Menlo Park adopt a suite of measures by 2025 that are necessary to reach zero carbon by 2030. Menlo Spark advances equity, economic vitality, and community health. They collaborate with local government, businesses, residents, and top experts to apply proven sustainability measures to Menlo Park through community engagement. Menlo Park is in a great position to show leadership in addressing this monumental issue of climate change, creating a more sustainable, healthier and more vibrant future.
What inspires you? Discover your solutions here:
It's always easier - and more fun - to take actions with others
Explore these groups and join those that align with your interests. This will never be a "complete list", so let us know about organizations that should be added: drop us a note at info@DrawdownBayArea.org.
Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action
local, advocacy, lifestyle
PICA is a Regional Working Group of California Interfaith Power and Light. We work to 1) Reduce the carbon footprint 2) Develop and put on educational programs 3) Work on legislative issues by writing letters and meeting with elected officials.
Actions You Can Take Right Now
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ENERGY & BUILDINGS
FOOD & FOOD WASTE
What can you do?
See what's happening in your community:
Find businesses, non-profit organizations, and city & county climate action departments and agencies, all doing something to be part of the solution -
then reach out and connect!
take the survey!
Find businesses near you that are Certified Green
Local businesses that are doing the right thing would certainly appreciate your support. Find one near you!
Are you interested in becoming a Green Business?
The San Mateo Office of Sustainability offers technical assistance and resources to small and medium sized businesses located in San Mateo County to conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and save money! Do you want to have safer products and happy employees?
Become a Certified Green Business! You're in good company: join the program that is greening California, one business at a time. Part of the statewide California Green Business Network, leading the nation in creating a vibrant green economy that makes communities healthier and more livable while conserving resources.
Local governments can make all the difference - learn what yours is doing
COUNTY OF SAN MATEO
The County's Office of Sustainability strives to improve the sustainability of the County’s operations and the greater community in the areas of energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewable energy, alternative transportation, zero waste programs programs, and resource conservation.
Explore countywide sustainability resources, or find your local government below.
CITIES, TOWNS & AGENCIES:
What's Happening Around the Bay?
Explore more solutions
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.