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ACTERRA: Action for a Healthy Planet

Rating: 4.94 stars   87 reviews 8,374

Address:

3921 E Bayshore Rd Palo Alto CA 94303 USA

Mission:

Acterra brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet

Target demographics:

Acterra inspires action to protect our local environment, and the entire planet

Direct beneficiaries per year:

500 individuals learn about environmental issues that face our planet and our region, and solutions that they can take part in to slow climate change and reduce their carbon footprint. We honored 9 organizations throughout the Bay Area for for their unique and important sustainability practices. From their stories, we can educate hundreds of local businesses on how to improve their own sustainability efforts.

Geographic areas served:

Bay Area

Programs:

The Business Environmental Awards program recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of businesses with innovative sustainable programs. The program also recognizes leaders in the industry, and provides an educational forum that increases awareness and motivates all companies to adopt sustainable business practices. The Energy and Climate Program helps communities take action to reduce global warming by making their homes more energy efficient. We train volunteers, host energy and climate workshops, and create awareness of sustainable living practices. Our Public Lecture Series provides innovative and motivating lectures that build awareness of emerging environmental issues and solutions from leading thinkers in industry, government and nonprofits. Our new Go EV Program educates the public on how electric vehicles are a key to accelerating the shift from fossil fuels to a renewable energy economy. Acterra provides our constituents with the tools, information, and support they need in order to "Go EV." Program activities include workshops, Ride and Drive Events, and an EV Ambassadors program.

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650-962-9876
www.acterra.org

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Reviews for ACTERRA: Action for a Healthy Planet

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Acterra's volunteers are passionate, informed, and fun! I admire the organization's breadth of work, high impact outreach, and ability to talk about environmental issues in a way that is appealing to diverse audiences.

 
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Thank you very much! We are glad Acterra is able to provide a breadth of environmental work that has considerable reach and impact for a wide variety of audience across SIlicon Valley!

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with Acterra for their first Ride and Drive event as part of National Drive Electric Week 2016. I've shown and offered test rides with my car at multiple NDEW events each year for 3 years now and was very impressed with Acterra's organization and how smooth and well run the event was, especially for a first time event! Their team did a great job.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I've learned some really useful and practical things at two Acterra events this summer: a workshop about energy efficiency and a test drive event for EVs. The staff are very knowledgeable, and their commitment to environmental issues is contagious.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

In one of the most innovative regions in the world, Acterra is helping to drive the most significant innovations for our shared future. Their Business Environmental Awards shine a light on breakthroughs in sustainability projects and practices in organizations of all sizes. As someone who works in technology, I find the stories and case studies of Acterra award winners as inspiring as any advance in technology. For individuals, Acterra's workshops and education programs provide a clear path for action. Acterra succeeds in creating a community of shared passion and purpose that leads to real change.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with Acterra throughout high school and found the staff to be enthusiastic and knowledgable. Our workdays were productive and fun!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Really did a great job on educating high schoolers and making a permanent difference in Arasterdero Regional Park.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Acterra is a truly outstanding organization that models the philosophy of "think globally and act locally." The staff and many volunteers are passionate, engaged and very effective and making things happen. Acterra's agenda encompasses some of the most important issues of the day, including climate change, water conservation and natural resources and habitat. I highly recommend getting involved with Acterra or supporting their work with a donation.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Acterra has been a tremendous asset to the peninsula area. The amount of work that a very small team does with its large set of volunteers for the environment is exceptional.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Acterra is a group that truly cares about making a difference in the environment and promoting better community engagement in awareness and protection. From honoring admirable companies' initiatives to group stewardship programs, Acterra is truly working hard to fulfill its mission. Plus its a team of wonderful and dynamic people!

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Very helpful and have a lot of great information! I spoke to them about energy efficiency and the provided a lot of great resources.

 
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Thank you! We appreciate your comment and happy to provide our community with resources on energy efficiency!