Be part of a powerful
moment for climate

The daily reports about ever-rising greenhouse gas emissions can feel like a deluge. It may even feel like we’re losing the climate battle. But we are far from powerless. More people than ever are taking meaningful action that collectively can transform how we adapt to a changing climate. Through the stories of impact below, we hope to encourage you to get swept up in the growing momentum of the climate movement—action by action.

The Power of Action

With assistance from our EVs for Everyone/EVs Para Todos program, people all along the Central Coast have been joining the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. Through online and in-person community events, our team supports low-to-middle–income residents through the EV buying process. Our bilingual team is committed to driving the adoption of electric vehicles to support clean air in our communities and help reach our state goal of five million electric vehicles on the road by 2030.

“At EVs Para Todos, Danny was such a help through the entire process. There were just so many programs out there, so much paperwork and hoops to jump through only to determine ineligibility. Danny and the team streamlined that process, so I only applied for the programs that fit my situation. I would never have been able to afford a new car, let alone a new EV, without this help.”

- Toto Vu-Duc


Over $495,000 in EV rebates accessed


Participants in purchase assistance program


of program participants from underserved communities

Every Person Matters

Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties bore the brunt of California’s recent historic winter, which brought devastating effects that will take years to recover from. The Resilient Central Coast campaign empowers residents to lead their families, friends and neighbors to act for climate. These community leaders are supported by a six-county cross-sector coalition led by Ecology Action. Together, we aim to activate 500,000 Central Coast households to cut our emissions in half by 2030.

“I've lived in Hollister for many years. Most people don't realize how beautiful San Benito County is, but I always have. I'm most interested in saving money, and I can do that on the Resilient San Benito website. I found a lot of rebates. I am now a bit addicted to earning points and I’m feeling good because now I’m also saving on other things like my waste and water and energy. It’s easier for me to read in Spanish, so I like that about it as well. I'm wondering what else I can do now for my community.”

- Manuela from San Benito


Over 1,500 residents across 6 counties from Santa Cruz to Ventura have taking action for climate


climate action commitments

200 tons

of C02 saved

Our Future in Action

Access and education are key when clearing barriers for under-resourced groups to choose alternative transportation over other less sustainable options. Through Modo, Ecology Action is helping to build bicycle and pedestrian-friendly communities where active transportation is accessible and convenient for everyone. Enabling these choices creates a ripple effect of positive change for individuals, communities and the environment.

“I love Juan and this program. They help motivated me and my daughter to ditch our car for school drop offs and ride in on our bikes. We have so much fun singing songs, watching the neighborhood fly by, and using our bike safety skills that she learned (and reminded me of) because of Ecology Action.”

- Brittany, Bayview Parent


8,972 elementary students taught bicycle and pedestrian safety skills across Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.

In 2023, we reached
and directly served 866,508 people with our
community climate solutions.

We could not have done it without you. Thank you to all our supporters:

  • Aaron and Elaine Daly
  • Alan Schlenger
  • Alison Russell
  • Amy Selover and Kaya Brown
  • Andrew Dyer
  • Angelina and Guy McClellan
  • Ann Lipson
  • Anna Davenport
  • Anne Marra
  • Anonymous Donors
  • Brian Chance
  • Bruce Dau
  • Bruce Schumm
  • Carol and Paul Berman
  • Chelsey Souza
  • Chris Jong
  • Christie Family Dentistry
  • Chuck Tremper & Sue Thomas
  • Courtney Faulkner
  • Daniel Shen
  • Dashiell Kiefreider
  • David Pais
  • Donna Thomas
  • Doug Mahlon & Lisa Heschong
  • Downing Family Fund
  • Edwin Fong
  • Elizabeth Fohs
  • Elizabeth Watson
  • Ellen Yeoman
  • Emily Burton
  • Emily Gomez
  • Emily Peck
  • Eve Davidson
  • Gabriel Reyes
  • Gabrielle Stocker
  • Gloria Hum
  • George and Elizabeth Bunch
  • Grace Voss
  • Greg Sanders
  • Haley Eicholz
  • Heather Henricks
  • Heather Luckacs
  • Helen Taylor
  • Hilary Bryant
  • Ileana Ortega Brunetti
  • Ilse and Ben Lopes
  • James Stuart
  • Jamie Alonzo and Paige Coleman
  • Jane McClellan
  • Janet Kornblum and Rhys Pedersen
  • Janet Rose
  • Jeanne Howard
  • Jen Clark
  • Jennifer Holmes
  • Jennifer Lape
  • Jennifer Smith Grubb
  • Jim and Mitzi Murphy
  • Joanne Noce
  • Jocelyn Brown
  • Joe Jordan
  • John Webb
  • Jonathan Collins
  • Jonathan Tan
  • Julia Davenport
  • Julie Roller
  • Karen and William Fraser
  • Karen Groppi
  • Kathy Rau
  • Katrina Ton
  • Ken Ketch
  • Kevin Karplus
  • Kirsten Liske
  • Kristen Jensen
  • Laurence Puretz
  • Lilly Ann Popken
  • Linda Wilshusen
  • Lisa and Rafael Ortiz
  • Lore James
  • Luba Foundation
  • Lloyd Tabb
  • Lynn Renshaw
  • Lynn Wagner
  • Mai-Khanh Bui-Duy
  • Margaret Macmillan
  • Margaret Wilson
  • Marigold Fine
  • Marilyn Rockey
  • Mark Davidson
  • Mark Murphy
  • Mark Weston
  • Matt Miller
  • Meg and Don Harlor
  • Meggan Wenbourne
  • Meris Walton
  • Mesiti Miller Engineering (MME)
  • Mesiti Miller Murphy Fund
  • Michelle Laurino
  • Miriam Raphael
  • Nancy Loshkajian
  • Nanlouise Wolfe and Stephen Zunes
  • Nicholas Hartsog
  • Nikki Patterson
  • Ole Kupsch
  • Patrick Testoni
  • Patty Baker
  • Paul Havlak
  • Penny Hanna and Slim Heilpern
  • Perian Fein
  • Philip Boutelle
  • Rachel Peterson
  • Richard Bedal
  • Richard Hyman
  • Riverstyx Foundation
  • Robert & Shirley Harris Foundation
  • Robert Stephens
  • Robin Ijams
  • Robin Sansom
  • Rose Johns
  • Rusten Hogness and Donna Haraway
  • Sabrina Delk
  • Sarah Clark
  • Sarah Seward
  • Seacrest Fund
  • Shalom Compost
  • Sharon Parker
  • Sharon Sarris
  • Stephen Pierce
  • Steve Hum
  • Stuart Branoff
  • Tatiana Burdiak
  • Tikkanen Giving Fund
  • Tom Ginsburg
  • Tom’s Well Service
  • Tommy Chheng
  • Various Workplace Matching Gifts
  • Wendy Root Askew
  • Akita 1010 LLC
  • Allterra Solar
  • Amazon Smile Donors
  • American Online Giving Foundation
  • Bay Federal
  • BCycle
  • Bicycle Trip, Inc
  • Bike Santa Cruz County
  • Blackburn Design
  • Bright Green Strategies
  • California Air Resources Board, Clean Mobility Options Program
  • California Department of Public Health
  • California Department of Transportation, Caltrans Active Transportation Program
  • California Office of Traffic Safety
  • Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Central Coast Community Energy
  • Central Water District, Aptos
  • Christie Family Dentistry
  • City of Capitola
  • City of Cupertino
  • City of Carpenteria
  • City of Hollister
  • City of Palo Alto
  • City of Salinas
  • City of San Juan Bautista
  • City of Santa Cruz
  • City of Santa Cruz, Department of Water
  • City of Thousand Oaks
  • City of Watsonville
  • City of Watsonville, Public Works
  • Community Environmental Council
  • Community Foundation of Monterey County
  • Community Foundation of Santa Cruz
  • Community Foundation of Santa Cruz, Long Haired Beard Fund
  • County of Monterey
  • County of San Benito Integrated Watse Management
  • County of Santa Barbara
  • County of Santa Cruz
  • County of Santa Cruz, Health Services Agency
  • County of Santa Cruz, Public Works
  • Cruzio
  • Current eBikes Inc.
  • Delaware Addition Association
  • Dignity Health/Dominican Hospital
  • Electrify America
  • ElectroTempo
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • FOX Factory – Trail Trust
  • Gazelle Bikes
  • General Motors
  • Good Times
  • Google
  • Green Light Labs
  • Green Waste Recovery
  • GRID Alternatives, Access Clean California
  • Habit Burger Grill
  • Humble Sea
  • Ikes Love and Sandwiches
  • Joby
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kind Peoples
  • Leaf Home
  • League of American Bicyclists
  • Lime / Neutron Holding
  • Looker
  • MME
  • MobileOne LLC
  • Monterey Bay Air Resources District
  • Monterey Peninsula Foundation
  • Mynt Systems
  • Nanda on Pacific
  • New Leaf Community Markets
  • Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
  • PG&E
  • REI
  • Riverstyx Foundation
  • Salinas Police Department
  • San Mateo County Office of Education
  • Sandbar Solar
  • Santa Cruz Community Credit Union
  • Santa Cruz County Cycling Club
  • Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
  • Santa Cruz Cycle Sport
  • Santa Cruz Gives, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Hotel Corp
  • Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
  • Santa Cruz Seaside Company
  • Scotts Valley Cycle Sport
  • Scotts Valley Water District
  • Scotts Valley Water District
  • Soquel Creek Water District
  • Specialized Bicycles
  • Staff of Life
  • Starbucks
  • Transportation Agency of Monterey County
    Tri County Regional Energy Network
  • University of California, Santa Cruz TAPS
  • Urban Sustainability Directors Network
  • Veloz
  • Watsonville Police Department

Make a Lasting Impact in 2024

Advancing equitable climate solutions in high-GHG-emitting sectors

Take action where it matters most.

There are accessible choices for nearly everyone to lower carbon emissions in these sectors. It may be overwhelming to know where or how to begin, but we are here to take the first step with you for a better future and cleaner planet. We offer programs aimed at helping individuals and communities make sustainable choices for people and planet.

2023 Impact Report

It all starts with one action...

Empower Active Transportation for All


Build a more Resilient Central Coast, one goal at a time

Commit to Actions

Be part of the movement: make the switch to an EV

Empower electric

Your action counts, your action matters.

We’re continuing to focus our resources on bringing communities together to advance scalable, equitable climate solutions. We hope to inspire you to act for climate today, in the next year and for many years to come. Every action matters, every person counts.