First 5 California's Talk Read Sing Campaign. First 5 California funds programs that educate parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers about the critical role they play during a child’s first five years. Wherever you live in California, a First 5 county commission is there to help you. These 58 county commissions fund local service providers, health and learning programs, and resources tailored to meet the needs of your family and community.
Energy Upgrade California is a statewide initiative committed to helping Californians take action to save energy, conserve and preserve natural resources, reduce demand on the energy grid and make informed choices about their energy use at home and at work, which goes a long way for California.
The Air District aims to create a healthy breathing environment for every Bay Area resident while protecting and improving public health, air quality, and the global climate. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issues Spare the Air Alerts when ozone pollution is forecast to reach unhealthy levels in the Bay Area.
Peninsula Clean Energy, or PCE, is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider. Peninsula Clean Energy was launched collaboratively by the County of San Mateo and all twenty of its cities to meet local climate action goals. PCE offers lower rates and a choice of two electricity options, each with a different percentage of sustainable energy.
Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is redefining the local electricity market, providing residents and businesses with new clean energy choices—renewable and 100% carbon-free electricity at competitive rates. Twelve communities in Santa Clara County formed SVCE, creating a community-owned agency. For these communities, SVCE is now your official electricity provider.
Working with agencies from around Alameda County, the Clean Water program facilitates local compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act. We foster a culture of stewardship of our local creeks, wetlands and the Bay. Alameda County homes and businesses are connected to these important waters through the network of stormdrains found in every neighborhood.