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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