Community Action

Some actions take a Village! Find out about community wide projects on climate change and sustainability and how you can help below.

Ever wondered what it’s like to drive an electric car or ride and electric bike or scooter?  Fast, quiet, a ton of fun, and… find out in September at a test drive event near you for National Drive Electric week.  Last September, together with the City of Menlo Park and others, Menlo Spark co-sponsored the Electric Vehicle Expo with over 100 test drives of electric cars, bikes and scooters.

Calendar of Events

Date Event Info
Saturday, July 7, 2018 Menlo Park Compost Giveaway

A free compost giveaway is held at Bedwell Bayfront Park on the first Saturday of every month.

07-18 07 18
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Electric Vehicle Charging Workshop

Learn everything you need to know about installing EV charging stations and how you can take advantage of PCE’s free consulting. 

07-18 07 18
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Building a High-Performance Home

Come find out how the BONE Structure team uses green technology to build net zero homes and learn more about the future of construction.


University Club of Palo Alto,

07-18 07 18
Saturday, July 14, 2018 County of San Mateo Home Composting Workshop

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Collective Roots

1785 Woodland Avenue

East Palo Alto, CA 94404

07-18 07 18
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Forum: Getting to 5 Million Electric Vehicles by...

12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

PG&E Auditorium

77 Beale St., San Francisco 94105

07-18 07 18
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 California Greenin': Shaping America’s...

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 

110 The Embarcadero,

Taube Family Auditorium,

San Francisco, CA 94105


07-18 07 18
Sunday, August 26, 2018 Volunteer at Foothills Park

Enjoy hands-on activities such as weeding, planting, and creating habitat structures that will enrich our environment and leave you with a smile!

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

08-18 08 18

Menlo Spark has teamed up with the nonprofit GRID Alternatives and Facebook to bring free solar power to Belle Haven homes. The project is installing 10 solar systems in Belle Haven, saving those families around $250,000 over the next 25 years. The solar systems will also prevent an estimated 550 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the equivalent of removing 100 cars from the roadways for a year or planting 14,000 trees.

Adding these solar systems benefits our community by: