Climate change is here and California is at a crossroads. We can take action or we can let life in our state become unbearable. We've already seen what's coming. From catastrophic megafires to a never ending drought, these disasters have become our new normal.
The Nature Conservancy has protected over a million acres in California and brought species back from the brink of extinction. We have a vision for a climate resilient California and we have a plan to make it a reality.
You are part of this plan. Two futures lie ahead, and you have a choice to make. Make it now.
Sign the “One Choice” Pledge
You are part of the climate solution. Want to know how? Sign the pledge! You'll take environmental action in your own life. We’ll guide you through every step, but it starts with the pledge.Sign the pledge!
There's a lot we can do in our own lives to make a difference.
What You Can Do | Are You Down with ESG?
Do you know what your money is up to when you're not looking? Your investment portfolio might be doing more harm than you know. Check out ESG investing. It's not just good for the planet, it's good for your pocketbook.
What We're Doing | Wildfire Insurance
Every year, California makes the wrong kind of wildfire history. But we can reduce risks to our communities and our forests with wildfire insurance. Together with our partners, TNC is making new insurance products that can make a difference. See how these policies are paying to restore our forests and protect them from megafires.
The Plastics Crisis | Animation!
We’ve got a problem—a plastic problem. From the takeout containers and water bottles overflowing your bin to the tiny plastic fragments that are almost invisible to the eye, plastic is everywhere. See how TNC is fighting the plastic in our environment, our communities and even our bodies.
What You Can Do | Save Water at the Grocery Store
Keep meats and cheeses to a minimum — because crops used to raise animals tend to require the most water to grow. Nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, are particularly water intensive. Pick produce from small farms over corporate agriculture. Save water in your shopping cart, not just your shower.
What We're Doing | Drought Policy
Drought is the new normal for us in California. But the good news is, we know what needs to be done. This video puts our state’s water crisis into perspective, with tangible ways we can tackle drought.
Notes from the Field | Vacation Rentals for Salmon
In California, native salmon are a bellwether for the health of freshwater ecosystems. But overfishing and harmful land and water management practices have put salmon at risk. Check out our latest “Notes from the Field” video to learn more about how we’re intervening to save salmon in California.
What You Can Do | Trash Audit
The first step to eliminating plastic in your life is knowing what you’re using. It's time for a trash audit (not as gross as it sounds)! Empty your trash can onto a tarp and assess the contents. Separate all the plastic items. We'll help you find alternatives to the plastic in your trash, from reusable produce bags to simply buying less stuff.
What We're Doing | Historic Plastics Bill PASSES
This month, TNC helped pass Senate Bill 54, the most ambitious and comprehensive plastic waste reduction legislation in the nation. This will significantly reduce the production of single-use plastics in CA and fight harmful plastic pollution. See how we did it.
Webinar | Facing Our Future: California Climate
Join Laura Crane, Director of TNC CA's Climate Program, as she dives deep into our Climate Program's work to harness the power of nature based solutions. From our forests to our cities, every landscape and every person has a role to play. Register Now! It's Free!
What You Can Do | Catch Your Microfibers
The plastics you can't see are just as insidious as the plastics you can. Tiny plastic microfibers shed from your synthetic clothes when they are manufactured and washed, and those microfibers are making their way into our environment. Learn how to catch them!
What We're Doing | Cleaning Up Fashion
At TNC, we're working to stop plastic microfiber shedding at the beginning and end of the supply chain. Marine Biologist Dr. Alexis Jackson joined a fashion panel at the SXSW conference to discuss how we can reduce plastic waste in the industry. Watch the video!
Volunteer | Beach Clean Ups
It's World Oceans Month. Volunteer with the Surfrider Foundation at a beach clean up near you. Find an event!
Webinar | State of Our Oceans | May 10th
Climate change is hitting our oceans hard. But few can see what's happening beneath the waves. Join Tom Dempsey, Director of our California Oceans Team, for the State of Our Oceans webinar to learn what’s going on and what you can do. Register Now!
What You Can Do | Green Your Grid
You might not know it, but California energy providers offer a variety of renewable energy programs for customers. You've already calculated your carbon footprint, now it's time to "green" your personal energy use. Green Your Grid!
What We're Doing | Sierra Nevada Restoration
With a series of four forest restoration projects, TNC is working to protect the Sierra Nevada from megafires. See how our projects are going from 2,300 acres to 2.4 million acres. Growing Our Impact
Join us on April 21st for TNC California's Virtual Earth Day Summit. Hear from conservation luminaries like Paul Hawken, expert scientists like Dr. Michael Mann and committed advocates like Meryl Streep in three panel discussions. Register Now!
What You Can Do | Calculate Your Carbon Emissions
The first step to reducing your carbon emissions is knowing how much you're producing. Use our interactive calculator to determine your carbon footprint. Find Out Your Carbon Footprint!
What We're Doing | Historic Climate Policy
In 2021 the state of California allocated more money to climate resilience than any state in our country's history. TNC was a big part of that and now we're making sure that money is translating into action on the ground. Get in the room where it happens.