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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

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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:

Community Actions

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.

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Menlo Spark

local, energy & buildings, transportation

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, as we advance equity, economic vitality, and community health.

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Climate Reality Bay Area

advocacy, education

We empower Climate Leaders, support them in their climate action work, and involve members of the public.

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Mothers Out Front Silicon Valley

advocacy, lifestyle

Here in Silicon Valley, we are mobilizing a powerful grassroots network of mothers and others to push for policies advancing renewable energy, climate justice, climate mitigation, and climate adaptation.

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SF Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility

advocacy, education, lifestyle

SF Bay PSR works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival.

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Sustainable San Mateo County

local, advocacy, education

Sustainable San Mateo County's mission is to drive impactful action on economic, environmental and social equity issues that leads to sustainable practices and improves the long-term health of San Mateo County.

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Fossil Free Buildings in Silicon Valley

advocacy, energy & buildings

Our goal is to accelerate a phase out of fossil fuels including natural gas from all buildings in Silicon Valley.

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Pacifica Progressive Alliance

local, advocacy

The Pacifica Progressive Alliance exists to make our town socially just and environmentally sustainable and to support the work of Pacificans in furthering those ideals outside the bounds of the city.

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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.

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Acterra

education, energy & buildings, transportation

Acterra is an environmental nonprofit that brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. Our programs encourage sustainability at home, work, on the road, and in the community.

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Citizens' Climate Lobby - San Mateo

local, advocacy

A local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, a bi-partisan organization working to promote climate change action through a carbon fee and dividend.

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Nuestra Casa

local, advocacy, education

Nuestra Casa advocates, informs, and trains members of our community to become environmental justice leaders.

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San Mateo Food System Alliance

local, food & food waste

The San Mateo County Food System Alliance aims to create a sustainable food system in San Mateo County.

Actions You Can Take Right Now

Click on any of these images to take the next step, and then the next

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ENERGY & BUILDINGS

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TRANSPORTATION

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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!

CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

& YOU

Green Businesses

Find businesses near you that are Certified Green

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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

Government Engagement

COUNTY OF SAN MATEO

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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:

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Peninsula Clean Energy

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Atherton

Administration- Sustainability Homepage
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Colma

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San Mateo County Transportation Authority

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Belmont

Community Development- Environmental Sustainability
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Daly City

City Manager- Daly City's Green Vision
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Mid Peninsula Water District

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Brisbane

Public Works- Sustainability
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East Palo Alto

Community and Economic Development- Climate Action Plan
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Rethink Waste

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Burlingame

Sustainability
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Foster City

Sustainable Foster City

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. 

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