Acterra has a diversity of programs that bring people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet.
The Be the Change environmental leadership program trains emerging leaders in the skills needed to take action within the places where they work, live, worship, and play to "green" our world from the inside out.
The Business Environmental Awards recognizes and celebrates Bay Area corporate environmental leaders. Any private or public business entity, division or facility located in Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara or Santa Cruz County is eligible to apply. Non-profit organizations are eligible if environmental work is not their central mission.
Climate Heroes recognizes individuals or groups of people who have gone to great lengths to reduce the carbon emissions within their community.
Green@Home program helps communities take action to reduce global warming by making their homes more energy efficient. Green@Home trains volunteers, provides home energy audits and creates awareness of sustainable living practices.
The High Energy Homes project was developed to help residents in homes with very high utility usage to find cost-effective, "low hanging fruit" that can reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions. Funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission, this project is currently available for qualified residents of Atherton, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno, Portola Valley and Woodside.
The Stewardship program provides opportunities for individuals and groups to learn about ecology, have fun, and participate in restoration work. The program is currently restoring sites at Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, along the San Francisquito watershed, and at schools and parks on the peninsula. Plants for the restoration work are grown at our own native plant nursery.
Acterra provides fiscal sponsorship for a number of diverse and exciting programs.