Generation Green empowers citizens to voice their concerns and implement earth saving actions. Through heightend awareness we encourage wise choices that ensure sustainable living and the preservation of the environment.
Since 1990, Generation Green (a 501c3) has sought to inform and encourage environmental action in CCC. Generation Green has hosted dozens of workshops and attended countless events. Our efforts have reached all segments of the community. From local arts and crafts classes to attendance at City Council meetings—our goal is to educate all residents in the county about environmental issues.
Generation Green is the fiscal sponsor for various environmentally-conscious education programs and events:
Contra Costa County Climate Leaders Program
Local Governments are taking the lead to create sustainable communities and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Contra Costa County (CCC). To facilitate, track and measure regional action, 4CL monitors activities, provides free resources and tools, and provides a multimedia communications strategy that ensures best practices are shared and implemented. Elected officials and staff receive a monthly newsletter, attend workshops and share successes on line. Learn more here.
Bay Area Green New Deal Alliance
A Green New Deal will build a foundation for a healthier, more equitable clean-energy future for all of us. The Bay Area will be climate neutral by 2045. To achieve this, we must surpass the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction targets. We must plan and prepare for the threats of climate change within our own cities, towns and communities — the threats that are already here and the threats science predicts we will be facing. Bold action must be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon, and transition to a carbon-free economy. For More information: Bay Area Green New Deal (PDF)
Green Sofa Cinema Series. Film Series at Your Home!
We’re excited to help bring you the new “Green Sofa Cinema Series,” a unique, monthly environmental film series that allows you to watch various environmental films from your Home! Participation is easy and fun! Simply watch the month’s selected film at your leisure from the comfort of your own sofa. Then join a free, one-hour Zoom discussion to explore the film’s topics more deeply, often with a guest speaker.
Sponsored by 350ContraCosta, Generation Green, Sustainable Contra Costa and Sustainable Rossmoor.
Discover the process of creative reuse through arts and crafts with the Dumpster Diversion Project (DDP). We promote the principles of conservation, recycling and reuse. Children and adults of all ages can enjoy using unique materials to create amazing works of art! DDP facilitates the construction of trash to treasures: unusual arts/crafts pieces made from found objects. Participants quickly learn that it is important to think before you toss anything away! The DDP also provides local artists and teachers with discarded materials for various projects. Recipients of DDP materials include the Early Childhood center of Martinez, the Martinez Arts Association, as well as the Boys and Girls Club of Martinez. Learn more here.
Sustainable Schools Connection
Sustainable Schools Connection aims to promote and support sustainability with youth by cultivating environmental stewardship and encouraging individual, campus and community involvement.
Think Global– Eat, Drink Local!
Join us for periodic fundraising events that features local food and wine.
Contact us for more information or to be a part of the celebration at firstname.lastname@example.org