about Act Now Bay Area
WHY WE'RE HERE, and why we're glad you're here with us.
To go fast, go alone. To go far, go together. Okay, now do both.
Mission - Vision - Values
Act Now Bay Area connects Business, Community, and Government to leverage existing climate solutions, best practices, and policies that will dramatically reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
We strive to provide the information and resources that are needed
to achieve ambitious 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals
in transportation, energy, and buildings.
We see a future where concerted citizen action, proactive business leadership, and strategic government engagement have achieved the essential
2030 climate goals that will help reverse global warming and that, collaboratively,
the San Francisco Bay Area has made a world of difference
for future generations.
We address the sectors that contribute the most greenhouse gas emissions.
We amplify the great work already being done, connecting everyone to available
resources so that no one has to start from scratch.
We respect diversity, build relationships, create trusted partnerships, and connect the dots.
We ask questions, like “How can we help?”, and curate existing solutions that are aligned with up-to-date science, economics, and technology.
We provide solutions and resources that are politically and technologically feasible, are
cost-effective, and scalable.
We promote solutions that address the needs and priorities of Bay Area residents,
businesses, and policy-makers.
We prioritize frontline communities and workers in the transition to a fossil-free future.
If ever time was of the essence, it is now.
If ever a region could meet the challenge, it is the Bay Area.
Together, the Bay Area can make a world of difference.
Join us - we want to hear from you
It's never been easier to take action. Join our mailing list so we can keep you in the loop!
Please support the effort, it means a lot!
Act Now Bay Area
is fiscally sponsored by
The Praxis Group, a 501(c)(3)
ALL DONATIONS ARE
Act Now/Drawdown Bay Area
PO Box 7042
Corte Madera, CA 94976
About our logo
We don't believe that we live and work in isolation.
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.
We see the intersections where people, ideas, and lives overlap, where community, business, and government can and must work together.
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, because we all have a part to play.
The Leadership Team
Co-Founder and Chief Instigator
Co-Pilot and Director of Marketing
and Senior Advisor
Like everyone else, we've been working remotely.
(Pictured above: Denise Donaldson, Leslie Alden, and Mike Robinson)
And we are grateful to our generous and dedicated volunteers!
Our Partnerships Matter
These are just some of the organizations, sponsors, and people working with us
THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT & PAST SPONSORS
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
and a special "THANK YOU" to all of our
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