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73% of the people in Solano believe that climate change is happening

and 69% of Solanoans think community members can do more.*

Solano at a glance

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What can YOU do?

We're glad you asked!

Solano can make a world of difference.

And we can all do something!

What inspires you? Discover your solutions here:

Community Actions

It's always easier - and more fun - to take actions with others

Find local organizations that are part of the climate solution and join the ones that align with your interests. Not finding one yet? Look at the other counties on our map – there may be a group nearby that would be helpful to you – and you might be able to bring their experience to Solano. 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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Climate Reality Project- Solano Team

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A part of the Bay Area Chapter of the Climate Reality Project, Solano Climate Policy Action Team meetings are open to anyone in Solano or neighboring counties who has the desire to take local action on the climate crisis to help prevent, mitigate and reverse its effects.

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Sustainable Solano

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We are a grassroots, countywide movement that aims to serve the future of Solano County, to promote ecologically regenerative, economically and socially just communities in a world that works for everyone.

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Climate Protectors

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To inspire, enable and mobilize teams of informed grassroots volunteers to demand, facilitate, measure and enforce the bold local policies and personal actions needed to cut current GHG emissions and sequester prior emissions in time to preventing climate catastrophe.

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U.S. Green Building Council

energy & buildings

Redwood Empire Chapter: Our vision and mission is to improve the quality of life by transforming the design, composition, and operation of the places where we live, learn, work, and play within the short space of a generation.

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Sierra Club - Redwood Chapter, Solano Group

local, advocacy, lifestyle

Sierra Club Redwood Chapter is a volunteer-run organization that works to conserve and protect our outdoor spaces as well as foster a meaningful connection to the environment for the community to value and enjoy.

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Greenbelt Alliance- Solano County

local, food & food waste

We envision a Bay Area where the natural and agricultural lands that provide so much to our region are protected and where everyone can live in a thriving neighborhood that they are proud to call home.

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Solano Resource Conservation District

local, education, food & food waste

Working to enhance and protect Solano County watersheds through restoration, conservation planning, and education.

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Fresh Air Vallejo

local, advocacy

Fresh Air Vallejo is a group of volunteer residents working together for a healthy environment and economy. We embrace positive change, and are building a better tomorrow, today!

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Unity Vacaville EarthCare

local, lifestyle

To foster awareness of our spiritual oneness with the Earth and to promote active care of all creation.

Actions You Can Take Right Now

Click on any of these images to take the first 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 California Green Business Program helps businesses follow best practices for waste management, energy, water management, pollution prevention, and air quality. Being a Certified Green Business is the clearest way to show your community and customers that you care about sustainability.

Government Engagement 

Local governments can make all the difference - learn what yours is doing

SOLANO COUNTY:

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The Solano County developed a Climate Action Plan in 2011 to address climate change and reduce the community’s greenhouse gas emissions at the local level. This plan recommends 31 measures and 94 implementing actions that the community can take to reduce both emissions and communitywide contributions to global climate change.

Explore countywide energy conservation resources, & find your local government: 

CITIES, TOWNS, & AGENCIES:

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MCE Clean Energy

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Benicia

Economic Development- Sustainability
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Suisun City

Citizen Government- Environment & Climate Committee
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SolTrans

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Dixon

General Plan 2040 Environmental Impact Report
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Vacaville

Community Development- Energy and Conservation Action Strategy
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Solano County Water Agency

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Fairfield

Planning Division- General Plan Update: Fairfield Forward 2050
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Vallejo

Planning Division- Climate Action Plan
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Solano County Recycling

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Rio Vista

2014 Climate Action Plan- Public Review Draft

What's Happening Around the Bay?

More 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. 

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