Ecology Action

May 16, 2009 at 7:11 pm Leave a comment


Ecology Action
is a Santa Cruz, CA nonprofit environmental consultancy delivering cutting edge education services, technical assistance, and program implementation for initiatives that assist individuals, business and government to maximize environmental quality and community well being.

Since 1970 Ecology Action has combined municipal, foundation, and private funding to establish cutting-edge conservation programs, prove their effectiveness financially and operationally, and establish each program as a permanent community resource.

They seek innovative ways to instill environmental awareness, promote pragmatic change, and create opportunities for individuals, businesses, and community agencies to save money, create jobs, and contribute to a sustainable local economy.

Browse some of their current programs:

Bike Smart!
Promotes safe bicycling through fun, hands-on education programs at Santa Cruz County schools.
 

Bike to Work
Provides incentives, free breakfast, and support to get you hooked on bicycling as transportation.
 

Business Waste Assessment
Waste assessment software to help government and businesses reduce waste, save money, and promote resource conservation.
 


Clean Beaches Coalition
Ongoing beach cleanups including the Annual Coastal Cleanup
 

Climate Solutions Program
A leadership initiative to mobilize the entire Monterey Bay Area to radically reduce our carbon footprint.
 

Electric Bike Information
Providing reduced prices, safety and skill training, and increased service for Santa Cruz County residents.
 

Folding Bikes in Buses
Providing reduced prices on folding bikes and bus passes to promote bike with bus transportation for Santa Cruz County residents.
 

Cabrillo College Go Green
Choose an alternative to driving alone and you can make a difference in reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gases. For Cabrillo College students, staff and faculty members.
 

Green Building
Information about the design and construction of healthy, sustainable places to live and work.
 

Green Business Program
Offers free technical and promotional assistance to help you become a certified green business.
 

Green Gardener Program
Provides professional training and certification in ecological landscaping and helps customers find certified Green Gardeners.
 

Home Composting Program
Offers a wealth of home composting resources and opportunities for the residents of Santa Cruz County.
 

Household Hazardous Waste
Provides information about local and regional drop-off facilities and alternatives to traditionally used chemicals.
 

Integrated Pest Managment
Provides information and technical assistance about less-toxic alternatives to traditional pest management.
 

Livestock and Land
Provides technical assistance and cost share dollars for manure and land management approaches that protect water quality.
 

LodgingSavers Program
Delivers a comprehensive suite of rebated energy efficiency retrofits to Lodging Properties in PG&E service territory.
 

Model Schools Program
Reduces pest problems, flooding and erosion, and the use of toxic chemicals in schools.
 

Multifamily Recycling
A partnership with twelve local agencies and haulers, implementing comprehensive recycling and waste reduction programs at low income multifamily housing complexes.
 

Oil Recycling
Provides information about local and regional used oil and filter drop-off facilities for cars, boats, and farm equipment.
 

Our Water Our World
Raises public awareness about alternatives to using hazardous pesticide and fertilizer products in and around the home.
 

Santa Cruz County Recycles
Provides information that enables people and businesses to reuse, recycle, and buy recycled in Santa Cruz County.
 

Special Event Recycling
Offers recycling and waste reduction programs at events through technical assistance, outreach and education.
 

RightLights Program
Provides subsidized lighting upgrades and free professional assistance to help businesses lower energy bills and boost cash flow.
 

Tourism Recycling
Offers recycling and waste reduction programs at events through technical assistance, outreach and education.
 

Transportation Membership Services
Encourages member employees to use other ways than driving alone to commute to and from work.
 

Waste Free Schools Program
Assists Santa Cruz County schools in institutionalizing campus recycling, composting and reduce / reuse programs.
 

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Entry filed under: Community Gardens, Composting, Food, Gardening & Agriculture, Home Gardens, Political Action, Recycling & Conservation, Renewable Energy, School Gardens, Sustainable Business, Transportation, Water, What is Sustainability?.

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