About Us

Sustainable Moraga is a local, grassroots citizens’ group founded in 2005 to help Moraga become a more sustainable community. We believe that all of us—local residents, businesses and town government—can take proactive, meaningful steps to minimize our footprint on the planet. Through awareness, education and action, Sustainable Moraga helps people and organizations in Moraga become “conscious consumers” actively preserving our environment and making Moraga a better place to live.

We are motivated by a concern for the human impact of such issues as global warming, air and water pollution, energy costs, fossil fuel depletion, waste creation and disposal, harmful pesticides and other hazardous chemicals and products. Locally, we are not immune to these problems and their negative role in cancer, asthma, plant and animal survival, temperature variation, growing season changes, terrorism and foreign resource reliance.

By everyone doing their part to sustain our town, Sustainable Moraga believes we can protect the precious local beauty and natural resources of our town, save money, preserve our property values, create new businesses and jobs, improve our health and the health of our children, ensure long-term safety, enhance our town’s reputation and increase civic pride. In short, Moraga can become a model of suburban sustainability.

What are some of the sustainability solutions we are focusing on?

They include recycling, energy efficiency, organic foods, green business practices, green building and remodeling principles, trails and other green spaces, water issues, transportation alternatives, pesticide reduction, air quality, allergies and environmentally-friendly home products. As we learn more, we will add more!