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Wendy Chou, Communications and Outreach Manager — Acterra
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May 2019
Intuit and Sonoma Academy Receive 2019 Acterra Business Environmental Awards, The Integral Group (retrieved May 22, 2019)
California’s Climate Leadership and the Future of Transportation, by Steve Schaefer, Stevegoesgreen, May 22, 2019
Spare the Air Leadership Award winner to be honored at Acterra Business Environmental Awards ceremony, May 16, 2019
Aperia’s Halo Tire Inflator wins Acterra Innovation Award, Bulk Transporter, May 7, 2019

April 2019
Aperia Earns 2019 Acterra Business Environmental Award, Business Wire, April 22, 2019

February 2019
Acterra Announces 13 Finalists for its 2019 Business Environmental Awards, East County Today, February 2, 2019

November 2018
Teaching Kids about Climate Change with Green Ninja, by Steve Schaefer, Stevegoesgreen, November 20, 2018

October 2018
‘Transportation’ broadcast segment, Bay Area Bountiful, Northern California Public Media. October 30, 2018.
David Hochschild — California and the Dawn of the Clean Energy Era, by Steve Schaefer, Stevegoesgreen, October 27, 2018.
Ertharin Cousin: We Need a Food System for Human and Planetary Health, by Steve Schaefer, Stevegoesgreen, October 1, 2018

September 2018
Menus of Change Meets Climate Action: 10 Big Ideas from the Climate-Friendly Cuisine Summit,, September 20, 2018
National Drive Electric Week 2018: Acterra Event, Palo Alto, by Steve Schaefer, Clean Fleet Report, September 20, 2018
Adam Stern in conversation with Jared Blumenfeld, Podship Earth podcast, September 16, 2018
Bypassing Trump on Climate Action, by Kunda Dixit, Nepali Times, September 10, 2018
Bay Area Can Lead on Food and Climate Change, op-ed by Adam Stern and Nicole Angiel in Medium, September 7, 2018
Nicole Angiel and Julie Noblitt in conversation with Michael Killen, September 7, 2018

August 2018
‘Sustainable Communities’ broadcast segment, Bay Area Bountiful, Northern California Public Media. August 27, 2018.
Collaborating to improve the community, by Sophia Pelosi, East Palo Alto Today, Summer 2018

July 2018
Green Upgrade: How California Is Pioneering ‘Energy Justice’ by Patricia Leigh Brown, Yale Environment 360, July 30, 2018
Guest appearance by Violet Saena, Talking with Henrietta (Mid-Ped Media), July 12, 2018.

June 2018
Swaps and Sponges Create Absorbing Plan, Estuary News, June 2018

May 2018
Raj Shah in Conversation with Amanda Brown-Stevens and Violet Saena | Changemakers Series, Rockefeller Foundation, May 2018
Reflections from Acterra, by Violet Saena, Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, May 13, 2018

April 2018
Clean energy and climate resilience for all, op-ed by Adam Stern and Julie Noblitt, San Francisco Examiner, April 18, 2018
Acterra Shows How to Go EV, by Steve Schaefer, Stevegoesgreen, April 16, 2018
5 Easy, Earth-Friendly Things Your Business Can Do Today, by Nate Barber, Fully, April 13, 2018

December 2017
Drive an EV: What An Ordinary Citizen Can Do to Fight Climate Change, by Ariane Erickson, East Palo Alto Today, Fall 2017

November 2017
Event: Carl Pope Talks Climate Change Hope, Steve Schaefer,, November 21 2017
Paris Climate Accord is Alive and Well in U.S., by Adam Stern in The Mercury News, November 6, 2017

October 2017
Acterra and Local Church Partner to Showcase the Affordability of Electric Vehicles, El Ravenswood, August-October 2017

September 2017
The Clean Energy Revolution Is Coming,, Sep. 30, 2017
Steve Westly focuses on clean technology while continuing to eye another run for elective office, InMenlo, September 22, 2017

May 2017
stok Receives Top Honors from Acterra Business Environmental Awards, Benzinga, May 17, 2017

April 2017
Bay Area resists Trump’s assault on the environment, San Francisco Examiner, April 20, 2017
Community Notebook: Couple recognized for dedication to local, global environment, The Palo Alto Weekly, April 19, 2017
Adam Stern works to better the environment as Acterra's Executive Director, InMenlo, April 13, 2017
Low-income families in East Palo Alto receive no-cost solar panel systems, The Palo Alto Weekly, April 11, 2017

March 2017
SFO Receives 2017 Acterra Award for Sustainabllity, AviationPros, March 21, 2017

February 2017
Walt, Kay Hays will be saluted, by Jen Nowell in the Palo Alto Daily Post, Feb. 15, 2017

December 2016
How Silicon Valley can fight Trump's energy agenda, by Adam Stern in The Mercury News, Dec. 20, 2016

November 2016
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Sponsors Spare the Air Award, which will be featured in Acterra's 2017 Business Environmental Awards program, by Susan C. Schena in the Concord Patch, Nov. 15, 2016

September 2016
Autonomous, Connected, Electric, & Shared Vehicles, by Bryan Long on Medium, Sept. 15, 2016
Take an electric car on a joyride, in The Palo Alto Weekly, Sept. 14, 2016

June 2016
Behind the Scenes of Levi's Stadium's Sustainability in Levi's Stadium, June 22, 2016

May 2016
Local organizations to be recognized at Acterra Business Environmental Awards, by Eric He in The Palo Alto Weekly, May 26, 2016

March 2016
Bon Appétit Receives 2016 Acterra Award, by Erica DeMichiel in The Wesleyan Argus, Mar. 28, 2016
ENERGY CHOICES ... by Jocelyn Dong in The Palo Alto Weekly, Mar. 18, 2016

February 2016
Acterra Announced as Energy Upgrade California® Grant Award Winner for Statewide® Energy Management Education Program, by Acterra for Energy Upgrade California, Feb. 9, 2016

May 2015

Community notebook: Changing the conversation around climate change, by Jocelyn Dong in The Palo Alto Weekly, May. 28, 2015

March 2015

Palo Alto weighs clashing visions in choosing bike bridge design, by Gennady Sheyner in The Palo Alto Weekly, Mar. 13, 2015

Cityblooms and Plantronics to Receive Prestigious Environmental Award, by Plantronics for MarketWired, Mar. 31, 2015

February 2015

Chamber, Weekly announce tall tree awards, by My Nguyen in The Palo Alto Weekly, Feb. 27, 2015

November 2013

Aiming for CSR Awards Can Benefit CSR Programs, by Bruce Klafter for Triple Pundit, Nov. 6, 2013

September 2013

Climate-change strategist to head Acterra, by Sue Dremann in The Palo Alto Weekly, Sept. 13, 2013
Acterra Announces Adam Stern as Executive Director, by Acterra, Sept. 12, 2013

June 2013

Obama visits Palo Alto to raise funds for Dems, by Rye Druzin in The Palo Alto Weekly, June 6, 2013

April 2013

Palo Alto Has Most Top-Rated Green Nonprofits in California by GreatNonprofits, Apr. 18, 2013
Happy trails for Michael Closson, by Eric Van Susteren in The Palo Alto Weekly, Apr. 5, 2013

March 2013

Acterra executive director to retire, by Sue Dremann in The Palo Alto Weekly, Mar. 3, 2013

April 2010

Acterra Identified as a Top Nonprofit by Philanthropedia, in Philanthropedia, Apr. 29, 2010

September 2009

KPFA Terra Verde Show: "Environmental Home Improvement", for KPFA, Sept. 4, 2009

April 2009

Green at Home: A nonprofit group is trying to slow the warming of the planet, one home at a time, by Sean Howell in The Almanac, Apr. 22, 2009

February 2009

Nonprofit helps homeowners go green and save ‘green’ too, by Cody Kraatz in The Sunnyvale Sun, Feb. 18, 2009

January 2009

Free energy audits for homeowners, by Terry McSweeney for ABC7 News, Jan. 28, 2009

January 2009

Environmental, emergency volunteers team up, by Gennady Sheyner in The Palo Alto Weekly, Jan. 27, 2009
How green is your home?, by Nick Veronin in The Palo Alto Weekly, Jan. 27, 2009