Cool the Earth has been made possible, in large part, due to the support of our partners. We’re fortunate that there are so many knowledgeable and progressive organizations out there dedicated to combating global warming and giving organizations such as Cool the Earth the opportunity to make a difference.

Alliance for Climate Education

Through age-appropriate and engaging presentations, Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) intends to deepen the understanding of climate change among our next generation of leaders. Our primary goal is to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to confront the global warming challenges our planet faces. ACE teaches the most current and accurate climate science so students will best understand the global warming crisis, and take initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through more informed lifestyle choices. ACE aims to empower students to share this knowledge by building awareness among family and friends as well as their broader communities. ACE will provide exciting opportunities for young people and schools to take action by awarding grants and scholarships to those who do.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is California’s first regional air pollution agency, entrusted since 1955 with regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay. Traffic and energy consumption will increase with continued population and economic growth, and these trends, in conjunction with a changing climate, will pose significant environmental challenges. To meet these challenges, The District is actively engaged in important initiatives to address climate change, particulate pollution, railroad and aviation issues and is actively promoting smart growth and activities the public can do that will help spare the air every day to protect the climate. The leadership and collaborative efforts of the District have led to substantially healthier air for all Bay Area residents. In recent years the region has enjoyed the cleanest air of all of California’s major urban areas. The District’s work and core programs such as permitting, planning, air monitoring, forecasting and enforcement have played key roles in regional environmental progress.

Bill Nye's Climate Lab at Chabot Space and Science Center

Bill Nye’s Climate Lab is a fun place to learn about climate change. Activities and games help kids, families, and teachers learn about Earth’s climate, reduce energy consumption, and find solutions to a warming planet. is presented by Chabot Space & Science Center. Chabot Space & Science Center inspires and educates students of all ages about our Planet Earth and the Universe.

The Climate Project

The Climate Project, an international non-profit founded by Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore, is partnered in an educational outreach venture with Cool The Earth, an organization that inspires children grades K-8 and their families to take simple actions at home to lessen the threat of global warming. The partnership reached 250 schools, 100,000 students, and 200,000 parents during the 2009-2010 school year.

Marin Sanitary Service

Marin Sanitary Service has been family-owned and operated since 1948. Over the decades they have grown philosophically with its customers, and believe in the power of recycling to conserve our natural resources. MSS provides curbside recycling, solid waste, yard waste and food scraps hauling, safe hazardous waste disposal and many other services that are helping to achieve Marin County's goal of zero waste.

Transportation Authority of Marin

The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) plays a major role in improving the quality of life for Marin County residents and developing and maintaining the economic viability of our local region by funding transportation projects and programs that improve mobility, reduce congestion, and provide a transportation system with more options for those living, working, visiting and traveling in Marin County.

TAM promotes alternative fuel vehicles including EVs and supports Drive Clean Marin.

Awards & Honors

Cool the Earth is proud to have been recognized as a leader in climate change education.

  • American Institute for Public Service | The Jefferson Award
    Cool the Earth founder, Carleen Cullen, received this prestigious award in recognition of her achievements and contributions through public and community service.

  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) | Grand Award: Transportation for the Next Generation

  • The Flora Foundation | Best Video From a Non-Profit
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB) | A Cool California Organization Excellence Award
  • City of Sonoma | City of Sonoma All Stars Award
  • The Pacific Sun Weekly | A Rising Sun Award