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Who Are California’s Energy Heroes?

Get to know these extraordinary residents and small business owners. Each one is doing their part to save energy and reduce their carbon footprint for California and the planet.

Straus Family Creamery Straus Family Creamery is using cow power to run their farms and produce 100% organic milk. Literally. Watch Now
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company See how Sierra Nevada Brewing has become nearly independent from the grid, operating with clean and renewable energy sources. Watch Now
Sacramento Eco Fitness Sacramento Eco Fitness is harnessing human power. Learn how energy you spend at the gym could be used to power the gym itself—or other things. Watch Now
Equator Coffees & Teas From sourcing beans to roasting them, Equator Coffees & Teas is reducing energy consumption and making an excellent product. Watch Now
Chris Paine: Filmmaker The man behind Who Killed The Electric Car? shares his thoughts and practices on living energy efficient. Learn More
Stefanie Pruegel: Homeowner See how a simple energy assessment turned Stephanie’s home into an energy-efficient, money-saving abode. Learn More
Ahmad Faruqui: Homeowner Because every action counts, everything Ahmad does to save energy also means saving a lot of money. Learn More
Jacqueline Taylor: American Adorn Green Certification can do more for your business than you think. Learn why it’s a great business model. Learn More
Grace Yang: Homeowner Grace Yang and her family save energy and hope to inspire others in Berkeley, California. Learn More
Grid Alternatives: Community Spotlight See how GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit, helps underserved communities save money by saving energy. Learn More
Pilar Zuniga: Gorgeous And Green Pilar’s floral design studio in Oakland, California, proves that business can be eco-friendly, energy efficient and exceptionally elegant. Learn More
Terry Norris: Precision Labs Calibration How do you save energy while running the AC to maintain a lab at exactly 68°F? Learn More
Sadie Waddington: One Big Fish Event Planning Sadie, a small business owner, shows us how personalized events can also be kind to the environment. Learn More
Guillermo Ulysses: Homeowner Guillermo is a film editor, full-time dad and Energy Hero living in Whittier, California. Learn More
Fabian Rodriguez: Bella Pasta Fabian is the owner of Bella Pasta, a real estate agent and an Energy Hero, living and running his small business in Fresno, California. Learn More
Brandon Shamim: Homeowner Brandon is an award-winning business strategist, leadership coach and college instructor, living with his wife in Pasadena, California. Learn More
Lancaster, California: Community Spotlight The city of Lancaster, California, and Mayor R. Rex Parris, combating climate change and providing residents with clean energy. Learn More