who we are

Drive Clean Bay Area Collaboration

Drive Clean Bay Area is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations, agencies, cities, schools, and businesses with a goal of greatly reducing carbon emissions by advancing the adoption of electric vehicles.

Through scaled community engagement programs, we inspire people to replace internal combustion vehicles with electric vehicles, e-bikes, and other forms of zero-carbon transportation. Drive Clean Bay Area launched in 2018.

Muir Woods, Marin County California

our purpose

Drive Clean Bay Area’s purpose is to inspire Bay Area residents and employees to switch from a gas car to an electric vehicle, e-bike or other forms of zero-emission transportation.

By forming a collaborative approach, Drive Clean Bay Area is delivering an efficient and effective approach to reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality.

our funders

We are grateful to our funding partners in their support to advance zero emission transportation solutions.

Major funding is provided by:

Bay Area Air Quality Management District logo
Bay Area Air Quality Management District logo
Bay Area Air Quality Management District logo
Bay Area Air Quality Management District logo
Bay Area Air Quality Management District logo

our partners

Cool the Earth, a grassroots non-profit organization, developed the concept of a Bay Area collaboration in 2018 and ran a successful pilot in 2019. As the acting backbone for the collaboration, Cool the Earth engages in deep partnership with a variety of organizations including non-profits, towns and cities, Sustainability offices, CCAs and municipal utilities, government agencies and local businesses.

Bay Area Nonprofits

  • Marin Conservation League
  • Environmental Forum of Marin
  • Strategic Energy Innovations
  • 350 Marin
  • The Climate Center
  • Climate Reality Project
  • Marin County Office of Education
  • Marin Interfaith Climate Action
  • Indivisible Marin
  • Green Change
  • Resilient Neighborhoods
  • Sustainable San Anselmo
  • Sustainable San Rafael
  • Sustainable Novato
  • Sustainable Marin
  • Sustainable Mill Valley
  • Sustainable Fairfax
  • Venture Pad
  • 350 Bay Area & 350 SF
  • Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Charge Across Town
  • Coltura – Menlo Park
  • Acterra – Palo Alto
  • The Climate Center – Sonoma
  • Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association
  • CivicSpark Fellow – equity
  • Sustainability Team at UC Berkeley
  • Ecology Center
  • BC3
  • EV Fleet / SF Dept of the Environment
  • Grid Alternatives
  • Regeneration Napa County
  • Climate Solutions
  • Sierra Club – Marin Chapter

Cities and Counties

  • City of San Anselmo
  • City of San Rafael
  • City of Novato
  • City of Fairfax
  • Drawdown CPC
  • County of Marin Sustainability Team
  • Marin Health and Human Services
  • County of Marin Sustainability Team
  • City of Berkeley
  • City of Richmond
  • City of San Pablo
  • City of El Cerrito
  • City of Albany
  • City of Oakland
  • City of Fremont
  • City of Hayward
  • City of San Leandro


  • Alameda Municipal Power
  • City of Palo Alto Utilities
  • MCE
  • San Jose Clean Energy
  • Silicon Valley Clean Energy