Grassroots Neighborhood Action for a Greener Palo Alto!
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What is a Palo Alto Neighborhood Green Team?

Palo Alto Neighborhood Green Teams are neighbors coming together to share ideas and take action to lower our carbon footprint and make our neighborhoods more sustainable. We have Green Teams in schools, and in businesses, why not in our neighborhoods!

Examples of recent projects include: a Green Home Tour, classes on lowering carbon footprint, Bike Palo Alto!, greening our local neighborhood events and much more! In addition to taking action, it is also an opportunity to meet your neighbors and have fun! For more information please visit our project pages or your neighborhood Green Team page above.

This project starts with neighbors in Palo Alto - with you! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the organizer on your neighborhood page to get started. If your neighborhood is not yet organized, please e-mail us at

Join in, help the planet and have fun!

Bike Palo Alto!

Join us for our 5th Annual Bike Palo Alto! event on Sunday, October 5th, 1-4 pm.  Last year's event was a big success with over 400 participants!  Did you know - you never have to bike on El Camino?  Palo Alto has great bike routes to get you to nearly every destination.  Join us for a fun afternoon and explore Palo Alto's great bike routes!  Participants receive local bike maps, safety information and free helmet fitting, bike maintenance and more!  We have short, medium and long routes with free and fun treat stops long the way.  Bike Palo Alto! is a free, family friendly event, no preregistration necessary.  Just bring your bike and helmet and be ready to lower your carbon footprint and have some fun!  Start at El Carmelo Elementary School (corner of Bryant & Loma Verde).

Join the Neighborhood Mini-Can Challenge!

Join the Mini-Can challenge and help your neighborhood be the first to reach 50%!  On Earth Day, April 22nd, 2011 the Green Teams launched the Neighborhood Mini-Can Challenge. Mini cans are the smallest container size (20 gal.) for garbage service in Palo Alto. Switching to a mini-can saves money and reduces the amount of garbage sent to the landfill, helping the environment!  In the first nine months of the challenge we had great success, increasing mini-can use an average of 7% in participating neighborhoods.  No one has hit 50% yet, so there is still a chance to have your neighborhood win bragging rights!

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