Cause Area

  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


3921 East Bayshore RoadPalo Alto, CA 94303 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Acterra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. We work with residents, businesses, local governments, students, and organizations to support advocacy and education for climate action. We have been a community based organization since 1970.


Acterra is an environmental non-profit serving the Silicon Valley. We provide people with tangible, hands-on activities they can do to improve the environment. All of our work is solution-oriented. We offer several thousand volunteer opportunities each year for adults and youth. Because people get excited by different things, we offer a broad range of programs, from habitat restoration to carbon reduction and more. As importantly, we teach people how to become effective environmental change agents in their communities, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools.

Currently our programs include: Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet; Karl Knapp GoEV, You(th) Be the Change; Green@Home; HomeGrown Bay Area, and Acterra's Student Ambassadors Program.

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