Partners

Partnership in the Monterey Bay Regional Climate Action Compact is open to all government agencies, educational institutions, private businesses, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations in the region. Current partners are listed below.

Member organizations who join the Climate Action Compact are committing to participate in regular Advisory Group meetings and cooperate to further the agreed upon objectives and common goals of partner organizations using existing staff and available resources. This sort of cross-sector, regional collective action will allow each member organization to realize maximum benefit with minimal drain on resources while providing the most cost-effective approach to meeting common voluntary and regulatory climate action goals.

The Climate Action Compact is currently organized and staffed by Blue Strike Environmental and Emerging Ecologies


 

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CSU Monterey Bay works to build a multicultural learning community founded on academic excellence from which all partners in the educational process emerge prepared to contribute productively, responsibly, and ethically to California and the global community.

 

 

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City of Monterey, The City of Monterey is committed to sustainability and climate protection, and enhancing the quality of life for local residents and visitors through community partnerships and engagements.

 

 

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Monterey Regional Waste Management District provides the highest quality, cost-efficient, integrated waste management services to the greater Monterey Peninsula while preserving our environment and protecting the public health through the reduction, reuse, recycling, and safe disposal of our waste stream.

 

 

 

Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA) is a joint powers agency made up of the following local governments: Monterey County (eastern half of the unincorporated county), and the cities of Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Salinas, and Soledad.

 

 

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Applied Solar Energy applies the sun’s energy  to create value for our clients, achieve sustainability,
and protect the environment.

 

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Emerging Ecologies (EE) empowers individuals, organizations, and communities to take transformative actions to address climate change by leveraging the collective power of the many to generate massive change through a multitude of minute actions.

 

 

ZEROCITY works with municipalities, school districts, and universities to achieve net zero gas emissions using community-scale renewable energy projects.

 

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization focused on the passage of national legislation pricing carbon emissions in fossil fuels to reduce their use and encourage a more rapid movement to clean energy.

 

 

 

Pebble Beach Community Services District (“PBCSD”) is a local government that provides a number of services within the Del Monte Forest area of the Monterey Bay Peninsula. These services include emergency services, wastewater treatment, recycled water distribution, and waste programs.

 

 

 

Blue Strike Environmental works to strike a balance between the environment and communities by creating project design with a focus on climate action planning, sustainable event management, and community legacy strategies. Its team has built sustainability frameworks for the national sporting industry and has a proven track record for distributed energy and advanced energy storage concepts. Building public/private partnerships and engaging the community through this process is paramount to our mission.

 

 

Surrounded by greenbelt and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz is a compact, vibrant city that preserves the diversity and quality of its natural and built environments, creates a satisfying quality of life for its diverse population and workers, and attracts visitors from around the world. The City of Santa Cruz’s Climate Action Program aims to leverage this attributes to foster a climate ready community that is both reducing emissions and preparing to adapt to climate change.

 


Sandbar Solar helps homeowners, businesses, and organizations save money and the environment through the efficient installation of solar power systems. Founded in Santa Cruz in 2004, our large, experienced team of trusted experts provide the highest level of consultation, design, engineering, installation and customer service for residential, commercial and municipal projects alike.

 

Central Coast Energy Services is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and the service provider for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Home Weatherization program for Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo counties. HEAP provides a one-time per calendar year credit of up to $349 on utility bills including gas and electric, wood and propane accounts and for those that have their utilities included in rent; emergency assistance is provided for households in danger of having their utilities disconnected (15-day or 48-hour shutoff notices). The Weatherization program provides energy conservation measures for renter and owner occupied dwellings in an effort to reduce energy costs and improve health and safety. Weatherization services include an energy and safety audit and possible installation of windows, doors, furnace, water heater, attic and floor insulation, thermostat, carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, water conservation measures and more. Central Coast Energy Services programs are provided free of cost.

 

 

Monterey Bay Community Power was formed to provide locally-controlled, carbon-free electricity to residents and businesses in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties through the Community Choice Energy (CCE) model established by the State of California. MBCP anticipates serving electricity to customers beginning spring 2018.

The CCE model enables communities to choose clean-source power at a cost equivalent to PG&E while retaining PG&E’s role in maintaining power lines and providing customer service. The CCE model helps ensure local economic vitality because surplus revenues that would normally flow to PG&E will stay in the community.

 

Greenpower is a movement to give communities local control over their energy production and lead the transition from dirty fossil fuels—like coal and oil—to locally produced green energy from renewable sources like solar and wind. We help people go from apathetic resignation to energized action and live with compassionate respect for our common home. We see this movement as humanity’s single most important social and spiritual imperative.

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 234: The Electrician’s Union for Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz County

 

 

 

The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.