Greenbelt Alliance educates, advocates, and collaborates to to ensure the Bay Area’s lands and communities are resilient to a changing climate.
Greenbelt Alliance started in 1958 with the mission of protecting open spaces and recreational areas in the Bay Area. Early on, we addressed a wide range of challenges, from stopping development on hillsides and farmlands, to saving the San Francisco Bay from landfill and development. Over the years our supporters helped us protect iconic landscapes including Point Reyes and Suisun Marsh. And in the 1980s, Greenbelt Alliance became the first Bay Area environmental group to shift the focus from not just protecting open spaces and preventing sprawl development on natural and working lands, but also encouraging the right development in the right places—close to transit and within existing cities and towns.
Now, as the Bay Area is grappling with the climate crisis, these open spaces serve as important resources that can help mitigate the effects of climate change. Today Greenbelt Alliance is leveraging our expertise in land-use policy advocacy and regional collaboration to realize a climate-resilient Bay Area.
To us, this looks like communities and people thriving in the places they live, work, and play. Connecting with open spaces in new and powerful ways. Suffering less and recovering quickly after the next wildfire, flood, or drought. Greenbelt Alliance educates, advocates, and collaborates to ensure the Bay Area’s lands and communities are resilient to a changing climate.