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Acterra is a Bay Area focused environmental nonprofit based in Palo Alto that brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. Our roots go back to 1970 with a long history of environmental education and action. Acterra and its predecessor organizations developed innovative programs for wetlands preservation, residential and commercial recycling, green business practices, protection of old growth forests, environmentally responsible food choices, watershed management, habitat restoration, leadership development and residential energy conservation. Acterra now focuses its efforts on the most urgent issue of our time: climate change. We promote and support energy efficiency and renewable energy, corporate sustainability, and advocacy to build an informed and empowered citizenry. For more information, visit