The town of Portola Valley is working to meet the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals set forth by their Climate Protection Agreement as part of the California Global Warming Solutions Act. A Sustainability Section on the town’s website provides information relevant to activities in Portola Valley:
The Town Sustainability page lists Portola Valley’s initiatives, partners, and committees. The Resources for Everyone page provides links to general information and resources on sustainability topics including:
Energy Efficiency, Audits & Green Ups
Green Building & Deconstruction
Water Conservation & Stormwater Management
To participate in eco-volunteer projects in Portola Valley, you can join the Backyard Habitat Program which offers awards to residents who leave part of their property open to wildlife, encourage native plants, and discourage invasive species. The program brings to the forefront two goals:
If you’d like to volunteer on one of the Town’s committees, you can find current openings here.