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Youth Environmental Activism Shines at 2018 YES Conference
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Students from all over the Bay Area gathered for the Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference on February 24, in Oakland. 

Follow Youth & the Environment (YES) Conference in Real Time
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Friday, February 24, 2017

This Saturday, hundreds of high school students will gather in San Francisco to collaborate on new ideas to tackle climate change in the Bay Area and worldwide.

Pass Through The Hub: Transportation Information Nexus!
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Hub at @ 375 Beale is the Bay Area’s newest resource for transportation information and services.

Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect
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Monday, December 19, 2016

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued. The Winter Spare the Air program notifies residents when particulate matter levels are anticipated to be unhealthy.

Annual Youth Conference Encourages Action for Clean Air
News Release
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Youth for Environment and Sustainability, or YES, Conference, returns to the Bay Area at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the new Bay Area Metro Center at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco.

It’s Official — MTC Is Moving to San Francisco on May 23!
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

MTC is counting down the days to Monday, May 23, 2016 — the agency’s first day at the new regional government center at 375 Beale in San Francisco.

Future Environmental Leaders Make a Stop at the 2016 YES Conference
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Friday, February 5, 2016

The next generation of environmentalists and climate change scientists gathered at the Youth for the Environment and Sustainability 2016 Conference—or YES Conference—at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science on January 30, 2016.

Students to Tackle Region’s Environmental & Sustainability Issues at Spare the Air Youth YES Conference
News Release
Monday, December 7, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — Middle- and high-school students from across the region are invited to attend the third annual Youth for the Environment and Sustainability, or YES, Conference on Saturday, January 30

Free Electric Vehicle Test-Drives Return to Bay Area
News Release
Monday, October 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Center for Sustainable Energy this month kick off a new series of public t

Impact of Sea Level Rise Headlines Bay Area Environment Data on Interactive Website
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Depending on the magnitude of sea level rise over the coming decades, between 3 percent to 7 percent of Bay Area residents may be vulnerable to rising tides.


students at the 2018 YES Conference
YES Conference 2018: Bay Area Students Celebrate Environmental Activism
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

High school students from all over the Bay Area gathered for fifth annual Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference on Saturday, February 24, at Laney College in Oakland.

YES Conference Preview: January 30, 2016
Monday, November 30, 2015

Students from around the San Francisco Bay Area will join together to discuss transportation issues, learn how our personal decisions impact climate change, and share ways of encouraging everyone t

North Bay Youths Tell Transit Stories
Friday, November 7, 2014

Teenagers in Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties love public transit. But don't take our word for it.

Climate Change in the Classroom
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Free teacher workshops, sponsored by MTC and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, have been underway to train teachers on how to teach about climate change.

Electric Vehicles
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Now you can feel the power.