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California Green Academy

Mobility meeting the Triple-Bottom Line.

aka CalGreen

Sacramento, CA

Mission

Promoting systems thinking and the Triple-Bottom Line, in business, energy, and transport. CalGreen's Vision is to become a premier educational source for sustainability and systems-thinking.

Notes from the Nonprofit

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Ruling Year

2017

Chief Sustainability Officer (CEO/ED)

Greg G Justice

Main Address

717 K Street Suite 520

Sacramento, CA 95814 USA

Keywords

Sustainable transportation research, advocacy, and education.

EIN

82-0784342

 Number

1842661696

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (C05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Social Media

Blog

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The California Green Academy ("CalGreen") is a domestic nonprofit (501(c)(3)) dedicated to the research and implementation of systems-thinking and the Triple-Bottom Line in business, energy, and transport. CalGreen was incorporated to centralize three existing sustainability-based programs, overseen separately: 1) TransportiCA: a news source for sustainable transportation; 2) Sustainable Chamber of Sacramento: a 'green' business association for California's Capital region; as well as, 3) Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line: an annual sustainable transportation conference.

Besides the aforementioned programs, CalGreen is also developing many other high-quality activities and events, enhancing understanding of sustainable transportation, energy, and business practices. To support our efforts, please consider a safe and secure tax-deductible donation.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

TransportiCA

Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line Conference

Sustainable Chamber of Sacramento

CalGreen Sustainable Development Goals

Senate Bill 1 Careers

CalGreen Writing Services

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of loans sponsored for 501(c)(3) organizations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

TransportiCA

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

TransportiCA

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of curricula designed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

CalGreen Sustainable Development Goals

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Profile visits for our SDG "Three-Tiered Model."

Number of publications identifying sector best practices

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

CalGreen Sustainable Development Goals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of carbon emissions prevented (estimated by CO2 equivalent)

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

CalGreen Sustainable Development Goals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

CalGreen has the following goals:
a) promote systems-thinking and the inter-connectedness among systems of business, energy and transport;
b) advance the Triple-Bottom Line as the foundation to sustainable transportation and business practices;
c) support social equity as being a paramount element of sustainability;
d) foster enduring relationships and quality partnerships in the development, implementation and sponsoring of CalGreen's work; and,
e) further a universally accepted definition of sustainability and sustainable
transportation.

CalGreen's strategies for success include education, research, advocacy, and collaboration.

CalGreen possesses the talent, resources, and passion to meet these goals, as well as, the ability and drive to rethink our goals, as needed.

CalGreen is currently developing generally accepted metrics and other respective quantifiable benchmarks, ensuring our goal's successes. These metrics and benchmarks will be published in our Strategic Plan, and measured quarterly at our Board of Directors meeting.

Administratively, the biggest accomplishment has been the establishment of CalGreen, and all of the federal and state mandates for incorporation and tax-exemption. Programmatically, we have achieved a worldwide audience for our flagship program "TransportiCA" (transportica.info), as well as, successfully implemented our major annual conference, "Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line" (transportandtbl.org).

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), suggestion box/email.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: our staff, our board.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.
What significant change resulted from feedback
Despite our best efforts to attract more women to the organization, we have been told it would be best to develop an Women's and DEI policiess, so as to enhace our dedication, and better focus our efforts.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

California Association of Nonprofits 2018

Financials

California Green Academy

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/07/2019

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male
Sexual Orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability Status
Person with a disability

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 11/07/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
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We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.

Policies and processes

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We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
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We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
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We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.