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CSMC is proud to be once again accepted for inclusion in the Monterey County Gives Campaign!

Thanks to generous matching contributions, your year-end and holiday donations to Communities for Sustainable Monterey County will have even more impact.

Last year, Monterey County Gives donations helped support our Community Gardens program. This year our Big Idea is a countywide campaign to raise awareness of the value of trees to the economic and social health of our communities and begin a civic tree-planting program.

A public forum will coordinate arborists, planning experts, land-trust members, and residents to work towards our most urgent goal: to preserve Monterey County’s healthy, mature tree canopy into the future. A shorter-term project, “Canopy Castroville,” will provide a well-designed number of small trees to that city’s neighborhoods.

Saving trees is not just for the trees – it’s for the people!

Donations can be made here now and through midnight December 31

You can help preserve our forests!



We are a Transition Initiative

Transitions is a global network of groups committed to building resilient communities by promoting local food, economies, energy and skills.

Our Goals

  • Enable communities to meet new challenges and new opportunities
  • Decrease use of fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources
  • Protect our environment

Our Actions CSMC’s community-based groups provide environmental education and encourage conservation of land, water, and energy; they promote waste reduction, ‘green’ building ordinances, public transportation, community gardens, and more.