ACTERRA: Action for a Healthy Planet

Rating: 4.95 stars   82 reviews


3921 E Bayshore Rd Palo Alto CA 94303 USA


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

Target demographics:

improve the local environment to protect the entire planet

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 10,000 volunteers getting engaged in hands-on and solutions oriented opportunities. Since they were created our programs prevented 2M lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and over 10M gallons of water from being wasted.

Geographic areas served:

Bay Area


The Business Environmental Awards recognizes and celebrates Bay Area corporate environmental leaders. Any private or public business entity, division or facility located in Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara or Santa Cruz County is eligible to apply. Non-profit organizations are eligible if environmental work is not their central mission. Energy Program: Help communities take action to reduce global warming by making their homes more energy efficient. We trains volunteers, provides home energy audits and creates awareness of sustainable living practices. Stewardship: Providing hands-on environmental education in urban ecology, water conservation, and habitat restoration. The program is currently restoring sites throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo County. Plants for the restoration work are grown at our own native plant nursery.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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