what we do
Welcome to the 350 SV Palo Alto Climate Team Page! We hope you will join us to help Palo Alto fight climate change by reaching our City’s 2030 goal of 80% carbon reduction. Bookmark this page so you can track local climate events and important city council policy discussions and decisions.
Our goal is to educate and organize the residents of Palo Alto to advocate for robust climate policy at the City and regional levels. We also provide education on ways to take climate action at the personal level.
Palo Alto ACTIVITIES AND ACTIVISM
Wed Sep 23 First CA State Senate Town Hall. Can we elect a CA State Senator who will fight for the planet? Meet candidate Josh Becker at a Virtual Town Hall on Thurs Sep 23 at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby San Mateo and Acterra. See event below on Oct 1 for opposing candidate Alex Glew.
Saturday Sep 26, 10 - 11:30 am. Home Electrification Focus Group. Cool Block Palo Alto and Palo Alto Utilities want to understand how to make it easier for residents to wean ourselves off of natural gas during the next 10 years. If you are a Palo Alto homeowner, please sign up for a final virtual focus group to help identify concerns and potential solutions/incentives for transitioning off natural gas in residences.
Click on the image above to learn more about Palo Alto Electrification focus groups. Sorry: only Palo Alto homeowners are included in this current round of focus groups.
Thurs Oct 1: Second CA State Senate Town Hall Can we elect a CA State Senator who will fight for the planet? Meet candidate Alex Glew at a Virtual Town Hall on Thurs Oct 1 at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby San Mateo and Acterra. See event above for opposing candidate Josh Becker.
Tues Oct 6 at 7 pm. The 350SV Palo Alto Climate Team invites you to a Palo Alto City Council Candidate Forum dedicated to the climate. All candidates except for Council Member Lydia Kuo have committed to attend the forum. Sign up now for the virtual event. This event is co-sponsored by: Acterra, Canopy, California Interfaith Power and Light, Carbon Free Palo Alto, Citizens Climate Lobby, Cool Block Palo Alto, First Presbyterian Palo Alto Cool Planet Working Group, Friends of Caltrain, Mothers Out Front, Palo Alto Forward, Peninsula for Everyone, Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action, League of Conservation Voters, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Sunrise Movement, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto's Green Sanctuary Committee and University AME Zion Church.
Featured Article: PALO ALTO UTILITIES DILEMmA
Palo Alto Utilities workers assess the damage to a gas pipeline after an accident on Dec. 28, 2017. Photo by Veronica Weber from Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto resident and 350SV Palo Alto Climate Team organizing member Debbie Mytels just published a guest opinion about our urgent need to begin phasing out natural gas and the critical role of Palo Alto Utilities in this process. Read the article from Palo Alto Weekly which was published on September 18.
If you are interested in being connected to education, advocacy, and action in Palo Alto, please sign up to join the 350SV Palo Alto Climate Team. Or contact us to learn more.
Your 350 SV Palo Alto Climate Team Steering Committee:
- Susan Chamberlain
- Debbie Mytels
- Sandra Slater
- Hilary Glann