Santa Clara at a glance
83% of the people in Santa Clara believe that climate change is happening
and 72% of Santa Clarans think community members can do more.*
What can YOU do? We're glad you asked!
Acterra is a 50-year old environmental organization based in Silicon Valley, dedicated to bringing people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. Acterra focuses its efforts on the most urgent issue of our time: climate change. They provide educational outreach to promote electrification, energy efficiency and renewable energy; transportation innovation; food sustainability; resilience and adaptation in the context of empowering underserved communities; and sustainable business practices in our region.
What inspires you? Discover your solutions here
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What can you do? We can all do something!
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!
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.
Carbon Free Silicon Valley
advocacy, energy & buildings
CFSV is a grassroots environmental advocacy group active since 2016. Our purpose is to work with our local clean energy agencies, municipal utilities, and elected officials to ensure Silicon Valley leadership in achieving aggressive greenhouse gas reductions.
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 Santa Clara County Green Business Network is a voluntary partnership among business leaders, government agencies and non-profit organizations. We recognize and promote businesses that demonstrate continuous compliance with applicable environmental regulations, conserve energy, water, and other materials, implement sound environmental practices that prevent pollution and waste generation, and share environmentally responsible practices with other businesses in our community.
Become a Certified Green Business! The program, part of the statewide California Green Business Network, leads 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 SANTA CLARA:
The County of Santa Clara's Office of Sustainability (OOS) seeks to build and maintain a healthy and safe County by reducing climate pollution, adapting to a changing global climate, enhancing natural resources and the environment, fostering a prosperous and just regional economy, and improving community health to ensure all people have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential.
Explore countywide sustainability resources, or find your local government below.
CITIES, TOWNS & AGENCIES:
What's Happening Around the Bay?
Regional resources to explore
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.