SCCAN Mission Statement
”I would like to acknowledge that we are on the un-ceded traditional land of the first people of Santa Cruz, the Uypi people, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the indigenous traditions carried on by the current Amah Mutsun tribe.”
Pronunciation of Uypi (You-P)
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (SCCAN) seeks to address the current Climate Change Emergency, recognizing that failure to act quickly will have devastating effects on future generations of humans and other life forms.
- With that in mind our actions include public education and outreach, including monthly public meetings (except during shelter in place!)
- We pressed both the City Council and Board of Supervisors to adopt Emergency Climate Resolutions. details
- We “lobby” officials to encourage adoption of needed regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions , including electrification, and Climate – Smart agriculture support, carbon neutral target dates and Green New Deal plans.
- We also teach Climate Change in public schools and are involved in local teacher training. see our education pages – includes teacher resources, lessons including online lessons, powerpoints, videos etc.
- Public Communication includes posting events on the Community Calendar http://www.santacruzcommunitycalendar.org/, emailing approx. weekly event updates – also posted, appearing on or hosting local radio programs, attending and tabling at many educational/information events, and co-ordinating with other Climate Action groups.
- Membership in the City of Santa Cruz “Climate Action Task Force”
As of September 2017 we have 501(c)(3) status through the sponsorship of Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living. tax ID #31-1748056
We are an independent group affiliated with 350.org. We received grants from 350.org in 2017 and 2019.
You can make donations to
- The Africa Climate Change Project
- The Downtown Commons Advocates
- Youth for Climate Justice
- Santa Cruz Climate Action Network
We include 350 Santa Cruz and have strong affiliations with Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), Sunrise Santa Cruz, Youth for Climate Justice, WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom), Bus-by-Choice, Campaign for Sustainable Transportation, Sierra Club, Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange, Ecology Action and others
We are all volunteers and operate in a flexible democratic manner with the only title roles that of treasurer and organizer. We try to make decisions by consensus, resorting to “super majority” when needed. We have very limited regular income and monthly meetings are covered by donations to the Live Oak Grange. Additional expenses for larger events are funded through requests to our email list. As noted above we’ve received 2 grants from 350.org