Sacramento Sustainability Forum 2.0

SSF 2.0 is a public engagement & education platform empowering the community to create a more sustainable society.


These groups are devoted to creating Sacramento's sustainable future. Please let us know of any further organizations that should be included. Contact us


350 Sacramento encourages Sacramento-area citizens to help build a global climate movement.

Citizens Climate Lobby is creating the political will for a stable climate.

Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) mission is to achieve regional & community sustainability & a healthy environment for existing and future residents. Host of Sacramento's annual Earth Day.

GreenPeace Sacramento is an independent campaigning organization, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Sacramento Valley Conservancy (SVC) preserves the beauty, character and diversity of the Sacramento Valley landscape by working with citizens, property owners, developers, public agencies and other nonprofit organizations.

Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter: Sacramento Group mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.


Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails is dedicated to maintaining healthy air and preventing lung and other air-pollution related diseases.

Sacramento Metro Air Quality Management District mission is to achieve clean air goals by leading the region in protecting public health and the environment through innovative and effective programs, dedicated staff, community involvement, and public education.


Arts & Business Council of Sacramento promotes partnerships between the business community and arts organizations in order to enhance the economy and enrich the quality of life in the Sacramento region.

Sol Collective a Center dedicated to Art, Culture & Activism.


CoHousing Partners works with future residents to create socially vibrant and environmentally sustainable communities.

Fair Oaks EcoHousing earth-friendly community that fosters supportive relationships based on respect, cooperation, and fun.

Sacramento Housing Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations promoting affordable and accessible housing for lower income households and homeless people through advocacy, public education and participation in community affairs.

U.S. Green Building Council - Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) Capital Branch goal is to champion sustainable building practices in our region through education, outreach, advocacy, and resource development to make green buildings a reality for everyone.


Green Capital Alliance is connecting government, business and community leaders in the Sacramento region with clean technology and sustainability programs and information.

Green Restaurants Alliance Sacramento (GRAS) is dedicated to making Sacramento a leading sustainable food community.

Professional Environmental Marketing Association (PEMA) Sacramento Chapter is an organization comprised of local and regional chapters whose membership is involved in business development, sales, marketing, and other related professional activities in the environmental field.

Sacramento Area Sustainable Business (SASB) program promotes businesses that take voluntary actions to prevent pollution & conserve resources.

Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) CleanStart is empowering entrepreneurs with the knowledge, capital and connections that are critical to creating a successful new clean tech business.


Center for Civic Partnerships' provide leadership and management support to build healthier communities and more effective nonprofit organizations.

Environmental Voices helps preserve our future by providing education and research about toxic chemicals and how they affect our health and the environment.

Green Technical Education and Employment (Green Tech) builds specialized green skills preparing youth to secure gainful employment in building design, construction trades, science and engineering.

Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento serves the Sacramento area by recognizing that the entire faith community can work together to foster greater understanding and respect among people of different faiths and to address human needs in the community.

Nonprofit Resource Center provides resources and improves the management of nonprofit organizations.

Roseville Utility Exploration Center works with partners to promote education to students, residents and businesses of Roseville and surrounding communities about energy and water conservation, storm-water quality and waste reduction to ensure the long-term quality of life, health and well-being of our community.

Sac State Sustainable Technology Outdoor Research Center (STORC) provides real-world experimental learning to better prepare students for success within their chosen professions in sustainable development.

Sacramento Chapter of the World Affairs Council hosts programs approximately once a month at a variety of locations around the Sacramento area, September through June, to explore a variety of topics, including: US foreign policy, careers in international development, social entrepreneurship, climate change and international law.

Ubuntu Green is committed to promoting healthy, sustainable and equitable communities through advocacy, education, and community empowerment.

Valley Vision is a nonprofit consultancy focused on economic, environmental and social issues strengthening communities through research, collaboration and leadership.

Energy Efficiency

Clean Energy Sacramento managed and funded by Ygrene, provides 100% financing to commercial and residential property owners for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation improvements. Financing is repayable over the long term through your property tax bill.

Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) is a public outreach & consumer education program teaching homeowners how to maximize a deep home energy retrofit by using utility rebates to reduce initial project costs & by introducing a wide range of 'energy-efficient' loan programs to finance the balance.

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is the investor-owned utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is a non profit utility company providing electricity to Sacramento County.

Events [annual]

Green California Summit and Expo is at the Sacramento Convention Center providing strategy and leadership for clean and sustainable communities.

TEDxSacramento is a chance to “check out” from the day-to-day routine and go on an intellectual journey with 700 smart and curious friends to a world filled with brilliant speakers, captivating performances, amazing new technology, and thought-provoking TEDTalks.

Sac World Fest showcases the cultural diversity of the Sacramento region through the presentation of an ethnic dance and music festival for all ages, providing an education and entertaining experience.

Sacramento Earth day is a celebration filled with wonderful food, entertainment, interactive activities and business, non-profit, cultural and government organizations with invaluable and practical information, goods and services for saving money, living healthier, and protecting and celebrating the environment and the Sacramento region.

Finance / Philanthropy

Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Fund (NCRF) is a community development financial institution dedicated to providing capital and resources to revitalize low income and underserved communities.

Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) advances a unique form of conservation: results-oriented, donor-driven conservation.

Sacramento Region Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter.


Common Kettle Farm is a sustainable farm, which serves as an educational resource for permaculture, bio intensive gardening, cooking for health and sustainability, and a site for research into local sustainable food systems.

Farm to Fork is an effort to celebrate regional farming, and to create further demand for the region as a culinary destination, the Sacramento Region is laying claim to being “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital”.

Food Not Bombs Sacramento is a vegetarian food service group committed to social progress, consensus decision making, vegetarianism and non-violence.

Sacramento Area Community Garden Coalition (SACGC) is united with a common cause: to bring more Community and School Gardens to the Sacramento Area.

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems, and moving them toward self sufficiency and financial independence.

Sacramento Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide University of California approved horticulture information to the home gardeners of our county.

Sacramento Vegetarian Society (SVS) sponsors vegetarian potlucks and discussion meetings to educate the membership and general public about vegetarianism.

SlowFood Sacramento is an active chapter that hosts a wide range of educational and convivial events to introduce citizens to the producers and creators of some of the region's outstanding foods, farms, and restaurants.

Soil Born Farms is an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community.

Sustainable Urban Gardens provides educational outreach and support to Sacramento families and individuals who can benefit from ecologically sustainable home gardens. 


California Fuel Cell Partnership (CAFCP) is a collaboration of organizations, including auto manufacturers, energy providers, government agencies and fuel cell technology companies, that work together to promote the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Sacramento Area Bike Advocates (SABA) improve the quality of life in the Sacramento region by enabling more residents to make more and safer trips by bicycle.

Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) provides transportation planning and funding for the region, and serves as a forum for the study and resolution of regional issues and assists in planning for transit, bicycle networks, clean air and airport land uses.

Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association (SacEV) is the source for all things Electric Vehicles related in the Sacramento Region.

Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) mission is to promote and enhance regional mobility and serve the public by providing quality transit services and solutions that improve the overall quality of life.

WALKSacramento is dedicated to achieving safe, walkable communities – for personal health and recreation, for livable neighborhoods, for traffic safety, and clean air.

Zip Car Sacramento is a membership-based car-sharing company providing automobile reservations to its members, billable by the hour or day.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

City of Sacramento Solid Waste & Recycling provides garbage, recycling, yard waste collection & street sweeping to residential customers in the City of Sacramento.

Freecycle Network Sacramento is all about reusing, repurposing, and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

ReUseIt is a professional trucking and logistics organization contracted for hire by local nonprofit partners to pick up donations on their behalf.


American River Conservancy (ARC) preserve natural areas and cultural resources and build an enduring ethic of care, building a sustainable future for humans in harmony with nature in Sacramento.

American River Parkway Foundation fosters environmental stewardship, facilitate volunteer opportunities and fund projects and programs on the American River Parkway that support the preservation, protection, enhancement and appreciation of the parkway natural resources.

American River Parkway Preservation Society (ARPPS) preserves, protects and strengthens the American River Parkway.

California Native Plant Society, Sacramento Valley Chapter (CNPS) increases understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants to conserve them and their natural habitats, through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.

Friends of the River Banks (FORB) shares appreciation of their neighborhood stretch of the American River with others in Sacramento, especially young children and their families.

Engineers Without Borders Sacramento Chapter supports community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects.

Habitat For Humanity Sacramento builds quality homes through partnerships that nurture families, help create a more secure environment for future generations, strengthens our neighborhoods and unifies our local communities.

International World Peace Rose Gardens Sacramento State Capitol Park engages world citizens in activities that promote global peace through the creation of rose gardens that become centers for community activities.

Loaves and Fishes Sacramento is dedicated to feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless.

Nature Conservancy Sacramento is a conservation organization working to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Rebuilding Together Sacramento preserves and revitalizes homes and communities to ensure that homeowners who are low-income, elderly, disabled or families with children live independently in comfort, safety and efficiency.

Resolution Institute provides innovative tools that help identify and resolve pressing local and worldwide issues in order to inspire the collective recovery of justice, health, sustainability and peace throughout our world.

Sacramento Audubon Society (SAS) focuses on conservation and environmental education to ensure that the Sacramento region`s natural ecosystems and diverse bird populations are preserved, restored and made available for study and enjoyment.

Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society promotes the understanding and care of succulent plants in the home and in the wild through education, conservation and research...and to have fun.

Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee (SHOC) seeks to address the problems of homelessness through advocacy, direct non-violent actions, education, and by bridging the gap between the homeless community and others in our society.

Sacramento Orchid Society is an educational organization dedicated to providing information on the cultivation of orchids to the greater Sacramento community.

Sacramento Tree Foundation mission is to grow healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by empowering people to plant, protect, and learn about trees, with a goal to plant 5 million trees in the region.


Code for Sacramento is a Code for America Brigade. As a Brigade, we are part of a national network of civic-minded volunteers who contribute their skills toward using the web as a platform for local government and community service.

Greenwise Sacramento is a high-impact, regional nonprofit focused on a bold vision to transform the Sacramento area into the greenest region in the country and a hub for clean technology. Get informed & read their Regional Action Plan.

Public Innovation is a civic incubator that's working to build a civic innovation and social entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Sacramento region.

Sacramento Hashtag project is a grass roots community-driven effort that’s using neighborhood hashtags to connect Sacramentans to their hyper local conversations.


Be Water Smart helps Sacramento citizens use water efficiently.

Elk Grove greener gardens project shares water-wise and river friendly practices and principles to help citizens create aesthetic sustainable landscapes that reduce impacts on the environment and local watershed.

GrowWater is an organization dedicated to providing household, community & regional solutions; in practice and policy; supporting water-harvesting, greywater, conservation, food production and integrated design in the Sacramento region (and beyond).

River Friendly Landscaping is a whole systems approach to gardening and landscaping that works to support the Sacramento River watershed.

Sacramento Water Forum is securing the future of the Sacramento region water supply to the year 2030.

Water Education Foundation is a unique resource for unbiased information about water issues in California.