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Ecology Action, in partnership with Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, the Transportation Agency for Monterey County, the City of Watsonville Public Works, and others, announced that they have secured over $1 million in CalTrans Sustainable Communities Transportation Planning Grants to improve bicycling and walking for children in schools throughout the Monterey Bay Area.
EMPower Palo Alto is an energy-efficiency program delivered by Ecology Action for commercial customers of the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU). Ecology Action recently completed a project in partnership with Hewlett Packard delivering retro-commissioning to optimize existing heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems while upgrading buildings’ energy management software and installing LED lighting.
EnergyConnect, Ecology Action’s large commercial portfolio program, provides innovative full-suite energy-management services to companies nationwide. EnergyConnect recently facilitated an incentive model focused on energy conservation between Safeway and the Truckee Donner Public Utility District (PUD).
The City of Santa Cruz is moving forward with the construction of the first section of the much-anticipated Rail Trail. Santa Cruz residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a 1.36-mile long paved trail from Natural Bridges Drive to Bay Street by the end of 2018.
Ecology Action is a long-time advocate and supporter of the Coastal Rail Trail that is currently being designed and built section by section alongside the rail tracks. The Ecology Action Board of Directors has endorsed the Coastal Rail Trail, and has approved and released a position statement.
Ecology Action won the Organizational Water Conservation Award from Santa Clara Valley Water District, which recognizes organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals whose programs and leadership advance water conservation and reuse in Silicon Valley.
Award-Winning WaterLink Program Projected to Save Monterey Bay and South San Francisco Communities 3.1B Gallons of Water, $3.23M in Utilities