Carbon benefits add up with bike commutes that offer a nature fix and a safe commute with friends

Rincon Valley in Santa Rosa is like many neighborhoods throughout the United States. It’s a neighborhood full of children, schools, and childcare, and on any given day, there are approximately 4,000 children being transported via car around the area, from infants to high-schoolers. All this schlepping around Rincon Valley adds up to approximately 12,000 pounds […]

Political activism, clean commuting, community design, zero waste, and veganism among solutions at Green Teen climate action event

The Center for Climate Protection’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) demonstrated their passion and commitment to climate action at the sixth annual Green Teen Conference, a youth-organized and youth-led climate conference. The motto of the conference this year was “Generation Us! Bring it Home” as student leaders made the connection between individual behavior and its impact […]

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 […]