Join Us in Fighting Climate Change in Palo Alto


Dear Palo Alto Neighbor,

Every generation faces challenges.  However, some of the challenges that we face today have the potential to impact our children and many generations to come.  Increasing emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere are creating a serious threat to our future.  

Ultimately, the choices we make today as individuals and as a community will determine the world that our children and future generations will inherit.  Fortunately, we have solutions available today that are affordable and don’t require us to sacrifice our quality of life.

In order to reduce emissions enough to protect our future, we all need to be part of the solution.  The good news - there are actions everyone can take that will make a difference.  The better news - most of these actions are easy and will also save money and improve our health.  

The Palo Alto Climate Challenge makes it easy and fun to learn what actions you can take and provides helpful tips and resources for those actions.  You can also work with your neighbors, sharing ideas and resources, and work together towards goals that will help Palo Alto reach its ultimate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emission 80% by 2030.

Together we can make a difference!  Join the Palo Alto Climate Challenge today and let's work together to create a safer, healthier future for our community.


Liz Kniss, Palo Alto Councilmember

Cory Wolbach, former Palo Alto Councilmember

Peter Drekmeier, former Mayor Palo Alto

Sid Espinosa, former Mayor Palo Alto

Walt Hays, Chair, Palo Alto Sustainable Schools Committee

Carbon Free Palo Alto

Debbie Mytels, former Associate Director, Acterra

Yoriko Kishimoto, former Mayor Palo Alto

Lisa Altieri, founder, Climate Solutions Net

Rebecca Navarro, Sustainability Program Manager, Palo Alto Unified School District