Since 2008, Sustainable Saratoga has been a leader in promoting awareness of environmental issues and what we as a local community can do to minimize our ecological impact while maintaining a high quality of life.
2008 – Sustainable Saratoga was formed by (then-Supervisor) Joanne Yepsen and the late Amy Stock, an environmental educator and writer, who hatched the idea together over a cup of coffee at Uncommon Grounds. Both had been involved in work on environmental issues in Saratoga and were seeking a way to bring together people and groups interested in creating an environmentally sustainable local community. Along with other volunteers, they developed a grassroots “task force” to educate and engage the community about issues of environmental and economic sustainability.
2011 – Sustainable Saratoga was awarded official 501(c)(3) charity status by the U.S. Treasury Department and undertook a reorganization process that would support greater action on sustainability issues.
2020 – Sustainable Saratoga named its first Executive Director, marking a new milestone in the growth of the organization.