ECO2school students biking to school.

Small actions make a difference: ECO2school’s 2017-2018 annual report

“How do we know we are making a difference?” Students often ask us this question after ECO2school events on their school campuses. It’s a fair inquiry. We encourage all of our students to think critically about how their actions impact themselves, their communities, and the planet. Students often cite full parking lots, long lines of […]

Welcome: Amanda Begley joins the Center with transportation chops

Hi! My name is Amanda Begley, and I recently joined the Center for Climate Protection as an ECO2school Program Coordinator. How satisfying and rewarding it is to land a job aligning with your lifelong values and passions!  These values have a direct connection to how I was raised by my environmentally-conscious father. I grew up […]

Casa Grande High School’s transportation trifecta

Kevin Anderson is an ECO2school Program Coordinator for the Center for Climate Protection. This year eight Sonoma County public high schools participated in our annual ECO2school Challenge, a friendly two-week competition that encourages students to choose sustainable modes of travel to and from school. Casa Grande High School deserves to be recognized for hitting the […]

Designing for change: Safe pathways to school

“I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge.” -Seth Godin At what stage would you feel comfortable sending your children walking or biking to school by themselves. My children are 7 and 4 years old now. We live 0.3 mile away from their […]

YES attendees enjoying the morning keynote speeches

Regional conference catalyzes students find their activist roots

On Saturday February 24, 800 middle and high school students from all over the Bay Area gathered at Laney Junior College in Oakland for the fifth annual Youth for the Environmental and Sustainability (YES) Conference. Students traveled from all nine Bay Area counties by carpooling, bicycling, walking, using public transportation, and utilizing the shuttles provided […]

Maitreyi leads an ECO2schools workshop

Maitreyi Siruguri joins the Center as an ECO2school Program Coordinator

Hi! My name is Maitreyi Siruguri and I recently joined the Center for Climate Protection as an ECO2school Program Coordinator. I was born and raised in India, for the most part in big metropolitan cities, however I was always drawn to the countryside and the serenity of nature. I had the opportunity to explore life […]

Center for Climate Protection youth scholarship program now open

  In all of human history, we have never known an existential threat like climate change. But humans are cognitively wired to deny, ignore, or remain complacent to the crisis regardless of the floods, droughts, wildfires, rising sea levels, and other evidence surrounding us. With the current federal administration, climate change deniers and fossil fuel […]

Center’s Youth Advisory Board shares climate solutions

We are still riding the wave of enthusiasm generated by the students at this year’s Green Teen Gathering. Environmentally-conscious student leaders have doubled down on their efforts to bring awareness to the climate crises in the wake of the worst wildfires in the history of California. We are so very blessed to be working with […]

Center’s Green Teen Gathering will raise funds for fire victims while inspiring students

I was born and raised in a cosmopolitan city in southern India three and half decades ago. In my younger days, there was a lot of time to simply “pass” and find fun things to do. This changed in high school when I discovered all the social problems that could use my attention. I thought […]

Meal, heal, and change

As an organization committed to inspiring students to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is particularly saddening to comprehend the links between climate change and the California fires. With the fires still burning throughout Northern California, we are trying to make sense of what are being called the most deadly and destructive wildfires in California history. […]