The 2016 Challenge was a smashing success!

Number of Community Events: 42

Number of Partners & Sponsors: 54

Number of  Actions:  9,415

Number of Student Pledges: 4,752

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Threshold Foundation, the 2016 Community Resilience Challenge made a huge splash, collecting more than 9,000 actions to build resiliency in communities across the East Bay.  Read the full 2016 report here.

Our successful efforts included:

We engaged students from 51 schools in the Challenge this year, for a total of 4,752 student pledges! Our top 3 schools in terms of number of pledges were Rancho Medanos Junior High in Pittsburg, Windemere Ranch in San Ramon, and MLK Jr. Junior High in Pittsburg.
All of the actively involved middle schools produced results due to the dedication of their science teachers, who understand that building a sustainable community for the future depends on educating kids on issues facing the planet.





PLACEThe PLACE for Sustainable Living spearheaded the first legally-sanctioned intersection mural in the East Bay, at their spirited Creating Commons Festival attended by hundreds of people in the streets of North Oakland.




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The Berkeley Climate Action Coalition’s Water Committee organized a workshop with DIG Cooperative to install a greywater system that now saves thousands of gallons of water for its homeowner.

Many thanks to our Municipal Sponsors:


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Many thanks to our Business Sponsors:

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