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Regeneración - Pajaro Valley Climate Action

Organization Mission

We work with community partners to inspire everyone in the Pájaro Valley to respond locally to the global challenge of a changing climate.

We educate residents to take actions that reduce carbon emissions and to understand how climate change impacts the community; we grow new young environmental justice champions; and we expand leadership in underrepresented communities.

The Big Idea 2023:
Creative Action for Climate Justice

A primary goal of Regeneracion is to build public awareness around environmental and social justice, deepen community members’ love for the natural world, and of course, increase local climate action.
Art is in our nature and we hope to engage our community by integrating art activities into our climate action tabling events, host three or more artist-led workshops and gather people for our annual Climate of Hope forum with a theme of art and activism.

The process of making art opens up a space for us to face what is happening in our world. As we create art we can begin to imagine a different future.

Regeneración is a dedicated social justice-focused climate action group in Santa Cruz County. Here, as elsewhere, people who’ve done the least to cause the problem are suffering first and most from its effects.

As a High School student while part of the founding team for Regeneración, I was able to organize one of our first events, Healthy Children for a Healthy Planet, where I recognized that I can create change and how valuable a safe space and trust can be for a young person. Now, I’m working for Regeneración and I can’t wait to empower more families and youth.


María Pérez, Watsonville