Ecology Action in the News
Westlake Elementary School students take a ride on the 'walking school bus'
Enterprise hangs 'for rent' sign on electrics
04/30/2013Electric vehicles now available for rent at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Santa Cruz.
Green California Summit Coming to Sacramento
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum goes solar thanks to donation from Earth Day Sponsor
Cintas Offers Energy-Saving Tips for Hotels to 'Go Green'
Thousands bike to work, school for 14th annual event
Fall Bike to Work Celebrates Year 14
Santa Cruz County Fall Bike to Work/Bike to School Day
10/01/2012Ecology Action, a leading provider of innovative marketing and engagement programs that overcome barriers to reducing energy use and achieving environmental sustainability, today announced the 14th annual Santa Cruz County Fall Bike to Work/Bike to School Day will take place Thursday, October 4.
Street Smarts - Bike to Work/School Day
Conserving water at home
Desalination: A process of eliminating alternatives
Chance to play in the street safely: West Cliff Drive will be closed Oct. 7 for recreation event
09/28/2012Parents usually lecture their children that playing in the street isn't safe. Longtime Santa Cruz resident Saskia Lucas is about to dispel that notion, at least for the day, when she ropes off West Cliff Drive between the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges State Beach.
Ecology Action, Cruzio earn gold rating for green remodel downtown
Downtown Headquarters Building for Ecology Action and Cruzio Earns LEED Gold Certification
07/18/2012Ecology Action, a statewide leader in energy efficiency and community program implementation, and Cruzio, Santa Cruz County's oldest and largest Internet service provider, today announced their downtown Santa Cruz headquarters building has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its commitment to green building practices. Gold LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Engineering Design) certification is the second highest certification level in LEED, a distinction earned by less than one percent of all existing buildings in the U.S.
Volunteers, sponsors needed to give a jolt to Boltage alternative school transportation programs
Bike to the future
05/17/2012Cyclists discuss long-term impacts of the bicycle as Transportation, and of bicycle advocacy campaigns such as Bike to Work Day and new Two Wheeled Drive
As biking picks up, so do crashes: Collision data shows county's accident hot spots
Piet Canin: A quarter-century celebrating cycling
05/06/2012This week marks the 25th anniversary of Bike to Work Day in Santa Cruz County, an event that has expanded to include a full week of bike-related activities with local schools, houses of worship and businesses.
Local advocates celebrate 25 years of biking to work
05/05/2012SANTA CRUZ - Twenty-five years ago, a dedicated band of local two-wheelers wanted to emphasize their chosen form of transportation. They started Bike Week.
Get Your Gears Turning at Bike Week
04/28/2012There are cycling-centric events all week long, culminating with Bike-to-Work (and school) festivities Thursday.
Spin City: Santa Cruz Rolls into National Bike Month
04/27/2012May is National Bike Month and Santa Cruz County is gearing up to celebrate in a big way. The next few weeks are packed with great events and activities designed to promote bikes and get more people out riding.
May 4 Begins 25th Annual Santa Cruz County Bike Week
04/26/2012Event Encourages Healthy and Sustainable Transportation
'Revenge of the Electric Car' coming to Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County seeking turnaround on childhood obesity
Bike to Work featured on KION News
Bike to Work week: Santa Cruz woman sells car, now pedals to office
Breathtaking Waterfront Hotel Is Online With Telkonet's Networked EcoSmart System
Energy Upgrade California: Program offers home retrofits by certified contractors
Grey's the new green: Laundry-to-landscape irrigation systems gaining in popularity
Learning to Adapt
06/16/2011Climate change is happening—how prepared is Santa Cruz to deal with the impacts?
Monterey Bay climate change summit fights global warming
UCSC aims for zero waste in student move-out
UCSC partners with local agencies for 'zero waste' move out
SPREADING THE RECYCLING WORD
Regional Leaders Asking Questions on Climate Change
06/06/2011Regional leaders sit down at Ecology Action's headquarters to discuss the fight on climate change in Santa Cruz County.
Regional Leaders Asking Questions on Climate Change
Santa Cruz Zipcars fleet grows: Vehicle share service proves popular
Earth Day Santa Cruz 2011 will show you the many ways to go green
Earth Day Santa Cruz 2011 has it all, folks
Santa Cruz County gets handful of electric vehicle charging stations with more to come
Electric charging stations to proliferate in Santa Cruz County
NOAA grant helps Scotts Valley Middle School students ditch plastic bottles
Water panel approves graywater: City rules currently prohibit conservation measure
Kristen Van Kley, Nature Connection: This spring, pedal into nature
New Web Portal Assists Property Owners With Energy Efficient Improvements
03/11/2011Energy Upgrade California Program Launches
California Transportation Commission Approves Rail Purchase
Religious Organizations Implement Green Upgrades through Energy Watch Programs
Zipcar Now Available in Santa Cruz County
Groups help church reduce energy use
New Sentinel building in downtown Santa Cruz filling up after remodel
Redevelopment a crucial piece of our economic vitality
Pedal Power on the rise in Santa Cruz County
County holds public meeting on plastic bag ban
AMBAG hopes to bring 30 electric vehicle sites to Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties
Laird to get top environmental job in Jerry Brown cabinet
California’s Green Facelift
Ecology Action’s $33M Green Energy Bonanza
Public Input Sought on Single-Use Bag Ordinance
11/15/2010City proposes to ban plastic bags and charge 10 cents for the use of paper.
Old Sentinel building gets new life: Green renovation offers co-working space, new home for local bu
Old Sentinel Building Breathes New Life
Santa Cruz's Big Green Gem
Something Old Something New
11/12/2010The long-anticipated retrofit of the Santa Cruz Sentinel building is about to nearly open for business.
ELECTION WATCH: Early Results Show Prop. 21 Trailing, Prop. 23 Moving Ahead
11/03/2010Suspension of state greenhouse gas emissions law could soon be a reality. http://santacruz.patch.com/articles/early-results-show-prop-21-trailing-prop-23-ahead
State's energy financing program again in jeopardy
Zip Car on KSBW
10/21/2010Santa Cruz Zipcar program expands
Santa Cruz Zipcar Fleet Expands
Boltage strikes a hit at Gault Elementary
Boltage program fits Gault Elementary students with radio ID tags in high-tech incentive program for
Boltage Program Featured on KSBW
Thousands cycle to work and school Thursday
Aptos mom Allison Livingston is hooked on pedaling to the office
Street Smarts: Memorial fund established with Ecology Action to benefit youth bicycle safety educati
EA grows from recycling lot to statewide power player
08/15/2010Ecology Action grows from recycling lot to statewide power player
Zipcar to expand Santa Cruz car-share services
State attorney general sues feds over solar financing
County encourages graywater gardens
RightLights featured in San Jose Business Journal
06/29/2010Lighting Audit Leads to Lighter Bills for Motor Cross Company
More Than Numbers
06/23/2010Inside the Community Assessment Project, what it means for locals and why it is important for Santa Cruz County
California First Pilot
04/15/2010Contractors hope solar financing initiative will keep them busy
Earth Day 2010
04/15/2010Earth Day celebration planned in Santa Cruz on Saturday
Sharp Solutions for Home Medicine
02/17/2010Sharp Solutions for Home Medicine has collected 15,000 pounds of medical waste since 2007
02/09/2010Proposed solar financing program hopes to give Santa Cruz a boost
Kick the Habit in 30 Days
United Way names Community Heroes
Proposed ban may take plastic bags out of Santa Cruz stores
Commute solution: Insurance for alternative transportation u
Free breakfast for bikers and walkers on Thursday
Consortium completes purchase of former Sentinel building
Anatomy of a deal: How local bidders landed former Sentinel building
Taking Action Now
Here Comes the Sun
05/19/2009Santa Cruz and the county approve energy efficiency pilot program
Thousands bike to work and school Thursday
City, county may provide millions for home solar projects
Green Drinks event for the green-minded
County recognized 45 green businesses
Water-wise demonstration garden under construction
Community Foundation awards $5 million
Environment, economy suffer as state stalls $30 million in l
State budget freeze costing local jobs, environmental protec
It takes a community to improve cycling safety along Mission
Street Smarts: Tips for crossing town on a bike
Ecology group starts recycling program for Salinas Valley
Bike friendly employers abound in county
Sun For All
Recycling, energy efficiency promoted this year at fair
Santa Cruz resident turns to roof for water
Park the car and jump on a bike this week
05/12/2008Park the car and jump on a bike this week
City receives honor for its biking environment
Making Solar Affordable in Santa Cruz
11/08/2007City officials explore ways to make going solar an option for non-millionaires.
Casting business in a new light
Bike to Work Day draws crowds
PG&E hopes local customers will sign on to counter pollution
Leaders annouce global warming compact
10/03/2007City, County, UC Santa Cruz leaders annouce global warming compact
Nonprofit routes stormwater education to local schools.
Summer school students brush up on bicycle skills
Series covers management of manure, mud
04/18/2007Meet the locals leading the eco-friendly brigade and how their efforts are fueling the bigger global picture.
Workshops help protect kids from dangerous chemicals
Solar and Green Homes Tour: Eco-friendly technology showcase
09/27/2006The Santa Cruz County Solar and Green Homes Tour offers homeowners and eco-conscious individuals the opportunity to visit eight homes that exhibit green building practices and alternative energy sources.
Healthy water top priority for locals
09/27/2006Improving the health of area waterways, preserving open space while increasing green building and decreasing automobile dependency are the top three environmental priorities for Santa Cruz County residents for the next four years.
Shoring up the coast
09/27/2006Californians from San Diego to Humboldt put on gloves and rolled up their sleeves Saturday for the 22nd annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.
Green goals unveiled for Santa Cruz County
09/27/2006Ecology Action released the results this week of its Community Assessment Project, which gathered information from more than 1,000 residents to determine environmental priorities for the county and set goals based on the concerns of its residents.
As We See It: Community Goals worthy of your participation
Laird hosts free screening of Gore movie
07/09/2006Assemblyman John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, treated an overflow crowd of nearly 300 people to a screening of the Al Gore film "An Inconvenient Truth."
Earning A Greener Thumb
06/11/2006After more than 20 hours of classes during the past two months, 36 local landscapers will graduate today from the new Monterey Bay Green Gardener Training and Certification Program and will receive their green certification.
Volunteers clear waterways in conjunction with world event
09/19/2005More than 60 volunteers [at La Selva Beach] grabbed bags and got to work Saturday morning in the annual Coastal Cleanup, as surfers rode the waves behind them.
Volunteers clean up area waterways
09/18/2005Most people might spend a Saturday running errands or watching sports, but 2,098 hardy souls chose to spend their time helping Mother Nature this weekend.
Environmental nonprofit seeks "green" headquarters
08/23/2005After more than 35 years of promoting everything from recycling to electric bicycles to conserving energy, the environmental organization is looking for a new headquarters that would showcase "green building" techniques.
Seminar helps with mud, manure madness
06/29/2005A series of three workshops is planned in July to show livestock owners what they can do to reduce mud, compost manure, keep pastures green and increase their property values.
Flipping the switch on expensive energy
06/12/2005Nonprofit helps businesses save money while minding the environment
Waste from county kitchens could soon fuel Metro buses
06/06/2005SANTA CRUZ -- Instead of holding your nose around diesel fumes, a passing bus might soon make you crave french fries.
With a recently awarded $75,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, biodiesel made with old grease from local restaurants could power county buses by the end of the year. Rumor is, advocates say, the burning fuel smells like fried potatoes.
Area businesses earn green distinction
06/06/2005A dozen business were honored Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors for achieving Green Business Certification.
Businesses garnering that distinction voluntarily reduced water consumption, retrofitted lights to reduce energy consumption, reduced solid waste and have surpassed regulatory requirements by implementing pollution prevention practices.
Program helps cut utility costs
04/28/2005MENLO PARK - THE PUBLISHER of Sunset Magazine has long promoted energy efficiency in its magazine articles about homes. But the company on Friday just flipped the switch on its own new low-cost, energy-efficient lighting system as part of an Earth Day celebration.
On a bright, sunny day overlooking a fragrant garden of peach-colored roses, Sunset announced that it is part of the official launch of a new program to help small businesses in San Mateo County significantly reduce their utility costs.
The program, called RightLights, has been funded with $7 million from the nonprofit Ecology Action to help small businesses install energy-efficient lighting and fixture upgrades at little or no out-of-pocket cost.
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