The Santa Cruz Area is fortunate enough to have numerous organizations working on environmental protection, but we have so many it can be a challenge to find which one has the information most needed. is the answer to this dilemma. EcoCruz. is a free online collaborative tool that serves as the Green Gateway for Santa Cruz, California agencies.  Member organizations can sign up to be listed in the Environmental Directory, post to the calendar of events, announce press releases, emloyeement opportunities, and internships. Organizations can sign up at by visiting the Registration page.

This project was first discussed at the Santa Cruz Environmental Summit in 2006.  Here, many organizations expressed the need for better collaboration and partnerships.  With funding from the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, and establishment of a Steering Committee, was off to a start.  Environmental Innovations (EI) was hired by Ecology Action of Santa Cruz to coordinate the development and implementation of the project.