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"We are at a critical moment in time. Climate change is accelerating at an alarming pace. Positive change is happening, but it's too slow. We are simply not cutting emissions fast enough. We all need to do more to quickly and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

Jim Murphy, CEO Ecology Action

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IMPACT: ENERGY

Nationwide Grocer: 
A Partner for Change

At Ecology Action, we believe that businesses can be a force for good in the fight against climate change. Like individuals, businesses need help prioritizing what to do. We're growing our investment in our commercial efficiency work across the country in order to increase our impact and accelerate rapid emissions reductions.

Corporate businesses have significant energy needs and present opportunities to be leaders in demonstrating cost-effective, sustainable solutions. Ecology Action has partnered with a national grocery chain to massively reduce its energy and water usage—to the tune of over 33 million pounds of CO2 across 354 stores in 4 states. The impact spans the company’s operations in 35 states and includes over 2,400 properties.

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OUR 2019 IMPACT

Ecology Action is accelerating the rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by partnering with businesses and individuals to adopt high impact solutions that are affordable and readily available today. 

 Thanks to our partnerships and donor support, we’ve achieved measurable impact in transportation, energy efficiency, and water conservation. These sectors of human activity are responsible for significant GHG emissions and also represent big opportunities for reduction. 

Together, we have reduced: 

79,200

Metric Tons of CO(Energy, Water & Transportation)

That's equivalent to removing more than 15,000 cars from the road for a year.

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STORIES FROM THE FIELD

Read the impacts we had in the areas of energy, water and transportation.

IMPACT: WATER

Underserved Monterey 
Bay Communities

We provided water and energy efficiency upgrades to residents and businesses in underserved communities of the Pajaro Valley, Salinas Valley, and Monterey Peninsula.

Water–energy efficiency upgrades were completed in 405 commercial kitchens and included the installation of efficient pre-rinse spray valves, faucet aerators, and ENERGY STAR commercial dish machines. Over a period of 10 years, the project will conserve 1,174,393,070 gallons (3,604 acrefeet) of water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45,302 metric tons of CO₂ equivalent. Overall, 70% of water and energy savings from the project occurred in underserved communities, saving residents and business owners $1,250,478 annually on utility bills.

 IMPACT: TRANSPORTATION

Challenging the Community to Ride

Motivating children and adults to walk and bicycle more often saves energy, reduces air pollution and traffic congestion, improves our physical health, and helps us build stronger communities.

Our inaugural Bike Month Challenge engaged 80 organizations and 1,054 local participants to ride during the entire month of May, resulting in 35,095 pounds of reduced COemissions. One of the great benefits of the program was that it helped spread the message of biking for regular transportation trips. People were able to interact with biking on their own terms, at their own paces, doing as much or as little as suited them. The program opened doors for more people to participate more often. “I was inspired to ride my bike almost daily during the month and have continued riding after the challenge,” said a Bike Month participant. We are innovating in activation campaigns throughout the year to increase Santa Cruz community participation and advocate for improved infrastructure. 

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Aaron Gravitz 

Addison Elementary School 

Advantage Management Services, LLC (Kind Peoples)

Aidan Murphy 

Alan Schlenger 

Aldos Bakery 

Alex McDonald 

Allison Hu 

Allterra Solar 

Amy Chen Mills-Naim 

Ananya Misra 

Ann Soldo Elementary School 

Anna Davenport 

Anonymous 

Another Bike Shop 

Apple Inc. Matching Donation 

Audi of America 

Bardin Elementary School 

Barry Swenson Builder 

Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency 

Bay View Elementary School 

Beckmanns Bakery 

Belen Ramirez 

Bicycle Trip 

Bike Santa Cruz County 

Bill Chase 

Billie's Infinity Greens 

Bird School Project 

Blackburn Design 

Blix Bike 

Blue Zones Project 

Brad Powell 

Branciforte Middle School 

Brian Smith 

Bright Green Strategies, Inc. 

Brittany Friedman 

Bryce Nodelmann 

Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting 

Bye Bye Mattress 

Ca/Nevada Beverage Assoc 

California Climate Investments 

California Conservation Corps 

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

California Giant Berry Farms 

California Green Business Program 

California Keep the Cap on Campaign 

California Office of Traffic Safety 

Carl Jiang 

Carol Zancanella 

Carrie Rinden 

Cassie Sprenger 

Cat and Cloud Coffee 

Central Coast ABC 

Charles Tremper 

Cheryl Miller 

Chevrolet of Watsonville 

Chris Jong 

Chris Tom 

Christie Family Dentistry 

Christina Louise 

Christopher Bley 

Christy McCain 

Chualar Elementary School 

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City of Marina Public Works 

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City of Santa Cruz Climate Action 

City of Santa Cruz Downtown Association 

City of Santa Cruz Public Works 

City of Santa Cruz Street Smarts Campaign 

City of Scotts Valley Public Works 

City of Seaside Public Works 

City of Watsonville 

City of Watsonville Public Works 

Claire Henry 

Claire Ramos

Clif Bar & Company 

Coast to Coast eMobility 

Colleen Bednarz 

Community Alliance for Safety and Peace 

Community Foundation of Monterey County 

Community Foundation Santa Cruz 

Community Printers 

Community Traffic Safety Coalition 

Companion Bakeshop 

Costco Santa Cruz 

County of Santa Cruz 

County of Santa Cruz Public Works 

Creekside Elementary School 

Current E-Bikes 

Cycle Works 

Cyclists for Cultural Exchange 

David Blanco 

David Clark-Riddell 

David Garti 

David Pais

Dawn Hightree 

Dean Silvers 

Del Mar Elementary School 

Del Rey Elementary School 

Del Rey Woods Elementary School 

DeLaveaga Elementary School 

Dharmas Restaurant 

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Dominican Hospital 

Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican 

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Donna Murphy 

Doug Mahone and Lisa Heschong 

Driscoll's 

Dual Language Academy 

Dyani West 

East Bay Municipal Utilities District 

Edward Ta

El Gabilan Elementary School 

El Granada Elementary School 

Elin Binck 

Ellen Yeoman 

Elysha Iversen 

Emily Phillips 

Emma Kelsey 

Epicenter Cycling 

Erwin Calderon 

Family Cycling Center 

Firefly Coffee 

Fox Racing 

Frank Paul Elementary School 

Freedom Elementary School 

Fremont Elementary School 

Gabriella Cafe 

Gabrielle Stocker 

Garden Gate Elementary School 

Garrett Huynh 

Gault Elementary School 

Genentech, Inc. Matching Donation 

Gillian Naegele 

Gina Depolo 

Giro 

Goldi Jacques-Maynes 

Good Times Santa Cruz 

Grace Voss 

Green Acres Elementary School 

Green Waste Recovery 

Greenway of Santa Cruz County 

Griffin Wright 

Grocery Outlet Santa Cruz 

Grocery Outlet Watsonville 

H.A. Hyde Elementary School 

Healthy Start Program of Pajaro Valley School District

Heather Henricks 

Hui Situ 

IBIS Cycles Inc 

Ilse Lopes 

Jacqueline A Ball 

Jade Yang

Jamba Juice 

Jane Brown 

Jeff Traugott Guitars 

Jennifer O'Brien 

Jennifer Smith-Grubb 

Jeremy Lezin 

Jessica Moore 

Jim Toohey 

Joanne Noce 

John Leitch 

Jonathan Steinberg 

Jovenes Sanos 

Julia Sinn 

Kammann Elementary School 

Karen Groppi 

Karen Harrington 

Karen Noel 

Kate DeGrasse 

Katie Barnett 

Kelly McWilliams 

Kevin Niemeyer 

Kira Ticus 

Kirsten Liske 

Kisha Christal

Kristi Markey 

Kristin Larkin 

Kristina Markey 

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Kyle Creighton 

La Gloria Elementary School 

Lanai Winter 

Landmark Elementary School 

Larry Laurent 

Leaf Filter 

League of American Bicyclists 

Ledyard 

Leslie Madarang 

Leslie Morley 

Lewis Tree Service 

Lia del Vecchio 

Liam Ruff 

Lillian Brito 

Lily de la Espriella 

Linda Benko 

Lindsey Hutchinson 

Lisa Osorio 

Lisa Peevers 

Lise Shelto 

Live Earth Farm 

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Looker 

Lore James 

Los Padres Elementary School 

Lowell Hurst 

Luba Foundation 

Lyndel Fusello 

Lynn Wagner 

MacQuiddy Elementary School 

Maddie Ortenblad 

Main Street Elementary School 

Mar Vista Elementary School 

Marc Gessler 

Margaret Beard 

Maria Corona 

Marina Vista Elementary School 

Mark and Eve Davidson 

Mark Christie - Christie Family Dentistry 

Marshall Elementary School 

Martha Deich 

Martin Luther King, Junior Academy 

Martinelli's 

Max Perez 

Meggan Wenbourne 

Melissa Benn 

Meredith Jacobson 

Mesiti-Miller Engineering 

Michael Burns

Michael Cohen 

Michael Deferrari 

Mike Saint 

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Mission Hill Middle School 

Mission Park Elementary School 

Mollies Country Cafe 

Monarch Community School 

Monterey Bay Air Resources District 

Monterey Bay Aquarium 

Monterey Bay Community Power 

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership 

Monterey County Public Health Department 

Monterey Park Elementary School 

Monterey Peninsula Foundation 

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District 

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District 

Nancy Connelly 

Natalie Olivas 

Nathan McCann 

Nathaniel Brown 

New Leaf Community Markets 

Next Space 

Nils Tikkanen 

Nordic Naturals, Inc. 

Oak Avenue Elementary School 

Odessa Burkett 

Odwalla 

Ohlone Elementary School 

Olivia Walker 

Olivia's Cafe 

Ord Terrace Elementary School 

Oscar F Loya Elementary School 

Pacific Coffee Roasting Co. 

Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes 

Pajaro Valley Unified School District 

Palisades Planning 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation 

Pamela North 

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Patrick Testoni 

Patti Martin 

Paula Barsamian 

Paula Maldonado 

Peck Law 

Peggy Seltz 

Peter VanDeventer 

Phil Rockey 

Philip Boutelle 

Piet Canin 

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Progressive Benefit Group 

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Radcliff Elementary School 

Rebecca Byron 

Ria Mukerji 

Richard Bedal

Richard Hyman 

Richard Stedman 

Rio Del Mar Elementary School 

Rita Hester 

Robin Estrin 

Roosevelt Elementary School 

Rope Partner 

Ruth Leon 

Saburi Sai 

Salinas City Public Works 

Salinas Police Department 

Salud Para La Gente 

San Lorezeno Valley Elementary School 

San Mateo County Office of Education 

Sandbar Solar 

Santa Clara Valley Water District 

Santa Cruz Bicycle Exchange 

Santa Cruz Bicycles 

Santa Cruz City Schools 

Santa Cruz Community Credit Union 

Santa Cruz County Cycling Club 

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency 

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission 

Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School 

Santa Cruz METRO 

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery 

Santa Cruz Seaside Company 

Santa Fe Market 

Santa Rita Elementary School 

Sarah Clark 

Sarah Jane Casciato 

Scott Farmer 

Scott Hamby 

Scotts Valley Cycle Sport 

Scotts Valley Unified School District 

Sean McClellan 

Second Harvest Food Bank 

Shalom Compost 

Sheila Dean 

Sherry Bryan 

Sherwood Elementary School 

Shigefumi Honjo 

Shoreline Middle School 

Social Bicycles, LLC 

Solaire 

Sonia Plageman 

Specialized 

Spokesman Bicycles 

Spring Hill School 

Staff of Life 

Stan Jones & Sharon Sarris 

Starlight Elementary School 

State of California, Department of Transportation 

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Stephen and Karen Harrington 

Stu Branoff 

Suresh Sethuraman 

Susan Cook 

Susan Ferriby 

Susan Freeman 

Susan Martinez 

Sylvie Fraley 

Tammie Candelario 

Target Corporation 

Terra Rosenberg 

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The Buttery 

The Cabrillo Bike Co-op 

The Ortiz Family Fund 

The Picnic Basket 

The Community Foundation for Monterey County 

Thomas Sidle 

Tierra Pacific Charter School 

Tiffany Rivera 

Tom Allen 

Transporation Agency for Monterey County 

Trevor Medina 

Tyler Burrola 

Ugly Mug 

USCS Transportation and Parking Services 

Vallemar Elementary School 

Valley Oak Veterinary Clinic 

Verve Coffee Roasters 

Vine Hill Elementary School 

Virgie Ravetz 

Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary School 

Vista Verde Middle School 

Watsonville Coast Produce 

Watsonville Cyclery   

Watsonville Nature Center 

Watsonville Police Department 

Watsonville Rotary Endowment 

Westlake Elementary School 

Whole Foods Market 

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School 

Zachary's 

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