Communities for Sustainable Monterey County is a 501(c)3 California Public Benefit corporation.


Our Mission is to help our communities equitably implement sustainable and regenerative practices to slow and adapt to climate change.


We engage and educate individuals , businesses, and policy makers to create the changes needed to safeguard the long-term health of our environment and the resources needed to sustain current and future generations.


We are an organization of eight community-based local action groups and two regional projects, (Community Gardens and Time Banking), in Monterey County. We have over 6,000 supporters and our volunteers contribute 9,000 hours per year, on average. We provide environmental education and promote land, water, and energy conservation, community gardens, time banking, green building ordinances, public transportation, waste reduction, and a localized economy. Collaborating with other community organizations and agencies strengthens our impact.

Officers of the Board

Cathy Rivera, President
Laurie Eavey, Vice-President
Matthew Hess, Treasurer
Robert Frischmuth, Co-secretary
Karen Andersen, Co-secretary

CSMC Board of Directors (View Here)

Please contact us with your questions.