A year ago, Greenpower had a vision to get every community in the Monterey Bay Area to adopt a bold Climate Action Plan (CAP). Now, in 2020, we have an unprecedented opportunity to organize a carbon-free Central Coast. To maximize the benefits of clean energy delivered through Monterey Bay Community Power, Greenpower works with activists and elected representatives to inspire cities and counties to enact forward-thinking solutions. CAPs must include carbon-neutrality goals, should incentivize electric vehicles and local clean energy infrastructure, and can include elements such as agricultural carbon sequestration and electrification of new buildings. Community-driven participation can ensure that CAPs are widely embraced and inclusive of equity and environmental justice.
Getting to carbon neutrality means everyone must play a part, including businesses and organizations, like churches, schools, and healthcare facilities. That's why we partner with them to help them make that happen. Our nonprofit status, expertise, and existing partnerships allow us to serve as dedicated project managers who assess each situation and tailor individual solutions, making their transition to clean energy easy and cost-effective. Working with Greenpower allows our partners to maximize benefits not just for themselves, but also for the Earth we share.