The Youth Climate Ambassadors (YCA) Leadership Program is made possible through a collaboration of non-profit organizations, agencies, and local government who have teamed up to support youth action on climate change. The YCA partner organizations include Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame, Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County Office of Education, and the County of San Mateo’s Office of Sustainability.
The Citizens Environmental Council (CEC) of Burlingame has become a regional catalyst for sustainability, educating the public on critical environmental issues, advocating for planet-friendly policies and empowering youths to become environmental leaders.
CEC’s mission is to champion a more environmentally and economically sustainable community. CEC provides leadership in local green efforts and serves as an educational resource for residents, businesses and institutions.
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is a community choice energy (CCE) program and is San Mateo County’s locally-controlled electricity provider. PCE is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and offering customer choice energy at competitive rates.
The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) launched an Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative (ELSI) in Fall 2017. This initiative promotes environmental literacy and helps prepare leaders to integrate environmental sustainability and a climate ready mindset, across a school community’s campus, curriculum, community and culture.
Formed in July 2014 as a part of the County Manager’s Office, the Office of Sustainability is committed to building a sustainable community that fulfils the needs of the present and future. To do this, the Office of Sustainability works in areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency; resource conservation; alternative transportation; and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
Acterra is a San Francisco Bay Area 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Palo Alto that brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. They focus on what you can do locally to address current environmental problems. In the face of daunting environmental challenges, their science-based approach instills hope while building community.
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