Land Acknowledgement

The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.

The land acknowledgement recognizes the history and presence of Indigenous peoples and their enduring relationship to their traditional homelands and helps to create awareness of the cultural erasure of Indigenous peoples and the processes of colonization and subjugation that have contributed to that erasure.

SCCAN Mission Statement      

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.

  1. With that in mind our actions include public education and outreach, including occasional public meetings.
  2. We pressed both the City Council and Board of Supervisors to adopt Emergency Climate Resolutions.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Public Communication includes posting events on the Community Calendar, 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.

As of September 2017 we have 501(c)(3) status through the sponsorship of Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living.   tax ID #31-1748056.

The Hub is: A constellation of projects that support skill-sharing, appropriate re/use of resources, and interconnected and creative communities.
​​The Hub has been building and celebrating community since 1994!

SC CAN is an independent group affiliated with We received grants from in 2017 and 2019.

You will get a receipt from PayPal – contact to specify which you are supporting. If you need a receipt with letterhead and EIN # use the same contact  THANKS!!!

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

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