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Palo alto climate team

what we do

Welcome to the 350SV Palo Alto Climate Team Page! Join us to help Palo Alto reach our city’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2030 through advocacy, education and community engagement. 

Here's what we are up to:

  • We are advocating for a gas sunset date in Palo Alto. 

  • We're going door to door promoting Palo Alto's new turnkey heat pump water heater program. 

  • Join us as we host a table at city and neighborhood events throughout the year, talking to residents about switching to electric.

  • Climate action begins at home. Visit our electrification resources page to learn more about electrifying your home.

  • Visit our campaigns and actions page to see where to put your skills and interests to work.


Members of the Palo Alto Student Climate Coalition at Palo Alto City Hall. 

Take Action

Gas Sunset date ADVOCACY

The science is clear: to slow down climate change, we must stop burning natural gas.  Residential gas appliances generate twice the emissions of all California gas-fired power plants, combined. 350SV Palo Alto Climate team is working with local climate and faith organizations to persuade the City Council to set a date to sunset gas in the city. Watch our 10 minute overview presentation to the City Council on February 7.

Setting a sunset date now enables residents and businesses to plan proactively when to switch out their gas appliances, avoiding purchases of gas powered appliances that will need to be decommissioned too early in their lifecycles. Setting a gas sunset date in Palo Alto will help us make for a smoother and more equitable transition to electricity. Contact Susan Chamberlain for more information. 

Take Action

water heater canvass

We're going door to door to talk to our neighbors about switching to high efficiency, clean, safe, heat pump water heaters. Palo Alto has a new turnkey program to source, permit and install heat pump water heaters across the city. Financing options are also available.  Sign up to become part of the canvassing team!  We'll provide training and materials.

Volunteers review map prior to canvassing for water heaters on February 11.

Take Action

resident engagement & Education 

We're tabling at neighborhood and community events, EV Expos and fairs. We're demonstrating the benefits of induction cooking, talking about gas-free disaster preparedness, and encouraging residents to make a plan to switch to electric.  Email us at

350SV Palo Alto Team Members prepare an EV-powered induction cooking demo at the Palo Alto Midtown Ice Cream Social. 


Interested in being connected to climate education, advocacy, and action in Palo Alto? We love new volunteers!

Questions? Contact us at

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