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ABOUT US 

Mission, Vision, and Values

WHY WE'RE HERE, and why we're glad you're here with us.

WHY WE'RE HERE

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We launched Act Now Bay Area because we recognized that the general public was concerned about climate change but was relatively unaware of the existing solutions and actions they could take in their own lives, at their work, and in their communities.

 

Our goal as a regional non-profit is to share great solutions that already exist by supporting and collaborating with partners around the Bay. We're working to dramatically reduce our reliance on fossil fuel use in key sectors at speed & scale, sharing best resources and solutions with all 9 counties, 101 cities, and the 7.8 million people who call this place home.

Everyone has a part to play and 2030 is not far off!

"To go fast, go alone.  To go far, go together."
 

OK, now do both.

Mission - Vision - Values

OUR MISSION

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Act Now Bay Area

connects Business, Community, and Government

to the climate solution resources needed to

dramatically reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and achieve ambitious 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals

in transportation, energy, and buildings.

OUR VISION

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We see a future where 

concerted citizen action,

strategic business leadership, and

proactive government engagement have achieved 

the essential 2030 climate goals that will help reverse

global warming and that, by collaborating, the San Francisco

Bay Area has made a world of difference for future generations.

OUR VALUES

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We’re focused.  

           We address the sectors that contribute the most greenhouse gas emissions.

 

We’re collaborators.

           We amplify the great work already being done, connecting everyone to available  
            resources so that no one has to start from scratch.

 

We’re inclusive.

           We respect diversity, build create trusted partnerships, and connect the dots.

 

We’re curious.

           We ask questions, like “How can we help?”, and curate existing solutions

           that are aligned with up-to-date science, economics, and technology.

 

We’re pragmatic.

           We provide solutions and resources that are politically and technologically feasible,

            are cost-effective, and scalable.

 

We’re practical.

           We promote solutions that address the needs and priorities of Bay Area residents,  
            businesses, and policy-makers.

 

We’re allies.

           We prioritize frontline communities and workers in the transition to a fossil-free future.

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If ever time was of the essence, it is now. 

If ever a region could meet the challenge, it's the Bay Area.

Together, the Bay Area can make a world of difference.

JOIN US & BECOME A BAY AREA CLIMATE SOLUTIONIST!

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Act Now Bay Area Climate Solutionists!

Please support the effort, it means a lot!

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Act Now Bay Area
is fiscally sponsored by
The Praxis Group, a 501(c)(3) 

EIN 94-3169015

ALL DONATIONS ARE
TAX DEDUCTIBLE


Act Now/Drawdown Bay Area
info@ActNowBayArea.org
PO Box 7042
Corte Madera, CA 94976
About Our Logo

About our logo

We don't believe that we live and work in isolation.​

We see the intersection where people,

ideas, and lives overlap, where community, business, and government can and must work together.

Back to that familiar proverb:

To go fast, go alone. To go far, go together.

We need to go far and fast. 

 

Collaboration is the key to to doing both and people are at the center.

 

Our logo represents that. ​

We're committed to working across sectors,

making the connections that help everyone

take the climate actions that work for them.

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People are the center.

Working together, the Bay Area can make a world of difference.

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The Leadership Team

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Leslie Alden
Co-Founder and Chief Instigator 
Executive Director
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Susan Wright 

Co-Founder

and Senior Advisor

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Pictured above:

Denise Donaldson, Leslie Alden, and Mike Robinson

Denise Donaldson

Marketing Communications

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Anjali Ponnekanti

Research Associate

and we are grateful to our generous and dedicated volunteers!

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Partnerships

Our Partnerships Matter

These are just some of the organizations, sponsors, and people working with us:

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THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT & PAST SPONSORS

(partial list)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of volunteers along the way, without whom we would never have gotten this far:

Kiki La Porta of Descom Studios for our logo & identity design, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg of Moving Art for the video "What's Possible",    Mike Robinson, Mark Westwind, Charlie Chesney, Lynda Deschambault, Alejandro Moreno, Chris Yalonis, and Joel McKinnon

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 and a special "THANK YOU" to all of our 

ADVISORS

Herb Behrstock, United Nations Association

Patty Cook, Senior VP, ICF International

Carleen Cullen, CEO, Drive Clean Bay Area

Cyane Dandridge, CEO, Strategic Energy Innovations

Gil Friend, CEO, Natural Logic

Maura Fallon-McKnight, ED, Business Council on Climate Change 

Kate Gordon, Snr. Advisor to Energy Secretary J. Granholm, Dept. of Energy

Ann Hancock, Founder & Chief Strategist, The Climate Center

Paul Hawken, Founder, Project Drawdown, and Regeneration

David Johnson, AIA, NCARB, VP, AGI Avant Group

Cynthia Koehler, JD, Executive Director, WaterNow

Kirsten Liske, VP, Community Programs, Ecology Action 

Shawn Marshall, CEO, Peninsula Clean Energy

Nils Moe, Executive Director, Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Laura Neish, Executive Director, 350BayArea

Debbie Raphael, Director (ret.), SF Department of the Environment

Suzanne Reed, The Collaboration Connection

Bruce Riordan, Director, Climate Readiness Institute, UC Berkeley

Bill Weihl, Founder & Executive Director, Climate Voice

Mark Westwind, The Praxis Group

Susan Wright, Sustainability Program Manager, San Mateo County

Lauren Wylie, Sustainability Director, Oliver Wyman

Abby Young, Principal Environmental Planner, BAAQMD

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