The Loma Prieta chapter has either lead the effort in creating Cool Cities Teams (local climate action groups) or has developed relationships with existing activists. Cool Cities Teams are part of the Sierra Club and follow Sierra Club rules and policies. Others are organizations or groups of volunteers without any formal organization--we work with them to further shared goals.
For example, the Sierra Club Foundation is a current fiscal sponsor to one team. The members of Cool Cities teams do not have to be Sierra Club members. The relationships between the Sierra Club and the Cool Cities teams evolved over time since the Sierra Club initially started forming them in 2005 to urge cities to combat climate change. Some teams and groups of volunteers no longer exist and some new ones have formed.
Last update 12/15/14 by Kenneth Rosales, Conservation Programs Coordinator