Sustainable Oakland

Sustainable Oakland The Sustainable Oakland program supports Oakland’s progress toward becoming a model sustainable ci www.sustainableoakland.com.
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The Sustainable Oakland program supports Oakland’s progress toward becoming a model sustainable city through innovative programs addressing social equity, environmental quality, and sustainable economic development. Through the Oakland Adopt a Spot program, the City of Oakland Public Works Environmental Services provides adopters with tool lending, debris pickup, and technical assistance. Learn more at www.oaklandadoptaspot.org, or contact us at [email protected].

The City of Oakland's Sustainability team will be hosting our next Home Energy Resource Fair this Wednesday, June 7th, f...
06/05/2023

The City of Oakland's Sustainability team will be hosting our next Home Energy Resource Fair this Wednesday, June 7th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Dimond Branch Library! Learn about how electrification can help you live in a safer, healthier, and more affordable home, whether you're a renter or property owner. Register today to reserve your FREE FOOD at https://hubs.la/Q01Sj-vj0 !

The City of Oakland's Sustainability team will be hosting our next Home Energy Resource Fair TOMORROW, Thursday, May 18t...
05/17/2023

The City of Oakland's Sustainability team will be hosting our next Home Energy Resource Fair TOMORROW, Thursday, May 18th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Native American Health Center! Learn about how electrification can help you live in a safer, healthier, and more affordable home, whether you're a renter or property owner. Register today to reserve your FREE FOOD at https://hubs.la/Q01Qhs990 !

The City of Oakland's Sustainability team will be hosting our next Home Energy Resource Fair TOMORROW, Thursday, May 11t...
05/10/2023

The City of Oakland's Sustainability team will be hosting our next Home Energy Resource Fair TOMORROW, Thursday, May 11th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the West Oakland Senior Center. Learn about how electrification can help you live in a safer, healthier, and more affordable home, whether you're a renter or property owner. Register today to reserve your FREE FOOD at https://hubs.la/Q01Prpzy0 !

The City of Oakland's Sustainability team will be hosting our next Home Energy Resource Fair this Thursday, May 4th, fro...
05/02/2023

The City of Oakland's Sustainability team will be hosting our next Home Energy Resource Fair this Thursday, May 4th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Cypress Mandela Training Center, INC. Learn about how electrification can help you live in a safer, healthier, and more affordable home, whether you're a renter or property owner. Register today to reserve your FREE FOOD at https://hubs.la/Q01Ng9Rw0 !

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and 60 Site Coordinators that participated in this weekend’s Earth Day events acro...
04/25/2023

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and 60 Site Coordinators that participated in this weekend’s Earth Day events across town!! Together, volunteers collected an estimated 900 bags of trash, gathered 300 bags of green debris, and planted over 100 plants! If you hosted an event, please remember to submit your volunteer activity and photos at https://hubs.la/Q01MLNww0.

For those interested in more volunteer opportunities with Environmental Stewardship, visit https://hubs.la/Q01MLMCy0 to adopt a public space and commit to regularly cleaning and maintaining it!

Oakland Earth Day is tomorrow! Visit https://hubs.la/Q01L4rtg0 to check on the status of your event. We look forward to ...
04/21/2023

Oakland Earth Day is tomorrow! Visit https://hubs.la/Q01L4rtg0 to check on the status of your event. We look forward to seeing Oaklanders out and about participating in events across the city; feel free to post photos and share your experience with the hashtags !

Pick up compost for your garden! This Saturday, as part of Oakland Earth Day, we are launching community compost distrib...
04/19/2023

Pick up compost for your garden! This Saturday, as part of Oakland Earth Day, we are launching community compost distribution at three locations in Oakland. The compost is free and available to anyone in the neighborhood. Bring your wheelbarrow or containers to fill with organic compost for your home garden. Visit https://hubs.la/Q01LNCms0 to learn more.

Oakland Earth Day is this Saturday! It’s not too late to sign up to volunteer at one of the many Earth Day events across...
04/17/2023

Oakland Earth Day is this Saturday! It’s not too late to sign up to volunteer at one of the many Earth Day events across town. There are over 50 events to choose from, with activities ranging from planting shrubs and trees to weeding and cleaning neighborhoods, parks, and streets. Join your neighbors, and show up for ! Visit https://hubs.la/Q01L4rsb0 to learn more.

Oakland Earth Day is around the corner and it's is the perfect day to meet new friends and neighbors outdoors, greening ...
04/14/2023

Oakland Earth Day is around the corner and it's is the perfect day to meet new friends and neighbors outdoors, greening and cleaning together! Join us next Saturday, April 22, on this special day dedicated to environmental stewardship with our volunteer community. Visit https://hubs.la/Q01L4rlF0 to sign up for one of the many volunteer events across town.

We're 10 days from Oakland Earth Day, with more than 50 volunteer events across town, ready to take action on this day o...
04/12/2023

We're 10 days from Oakland Earth Day, with more than 50 volunteer events across town, ready to take action on this day of environmental stewardship. Join a volunteer event in your neighborhood on Saturday, April 22. Visit https://hubs.la/Q01L3l-g0 to learn more, and sign up to volunteer.

In less than two weeks, on April 22, the City of Oakland is celebrating Oakland Earth Day! This is a day of environmenta...
04/10/2023

In less than two weeks, on April 22, the City of Oakland is celebrating Oakland Earth Day! This is a day of environmental protection, education, and stewardship. Sign up to take part in events across the city, or pledge to take action from home. Visit https://hubs.la/Q01KQSPV0 to learn more!

Volunteer registration for Oakland Earth Day is now open! Visit https://hubs.la/Q01Kp9XC0 to browse our map of volunteer...
04/05/2023

Volunteer registration for Oakland Earth Day is now open! Visit https://hubs.la/Q01Kp9XC0 to browse our map of volunteer events across Oakland, and sign up to join hundreds of volunteers on this day of environmental protection, education, and stewardship.

Have you heard…Oakland is ELECTRIFYING! 💡What does this mean exactly? The City of Oakland is pursuing cost-effective, eq...
03/23/2023

Have you heard…Oakland is ELECTRIFYING! 💡

What does this mean exactly? The City of Oakland is pursuing cost-effective, equitable ways to switch from gas appliances to electric ones in buildings—and helping residents do the same!

There are many reasons why the future is electric, including:

- Health: Did you know that gas appliances can create indoor air pollution? This increases risk of respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease, and other long-term health issues. A recent study found that in California, 20% of childhood asthma cases are attributable to the usage of gas stoves.*

- Environment: “Natural gas” isn’t natural! One of the primary components of “natural gas” is methane, which is a powerful, dangerous gas (it has 84 times the warming potential of CO2 over a 20-year period).** Replacing gas appliances with electric ones powered by clean energy is one of the most impactful climate actions we can take!

- Cost: Gas rates are rising faster than electricity rates, so making the switch to electric appliances can save you money over time. Many electric appliances are also highly efficient, which can help lower your energy bills.

- Jobs: The transition to cleaner and safer buildings requires more contractors, technicians, and other workers. Replacing gas systems with efficient ones powered by clean electricity is bringing well-paying jobs to Oakland residents.

The City of Oakland is currently developing a Building Electrification Roadmap. Visit https://hubs.la/Q01Hjl860 to learn more and to share your thoughts in a brief survey. To learn more about electrification and available rebates, visit , , and ! ⚡️

*Gruenwald T, Seals BA, Knibbs LD, Hosgood HD III. Population Attributable Fraction of Gas Stoves and Childhood Asthma in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023; 20(1):75.

**“The Challenge.” United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, https://hubs.la/Q01HjkXm0.

03/16/2023

Have you ever wondered why there's so many gas stoves in California? We want to recommend a great article that provides some helpful historical context. Most importantly, you should know that what's called "natural gas" isn't natural. It's methane and it contributes to indoor air pollution. Ready to make the shift to all electric appliances in your home or business? visit https://hubs.la/Q01FryFN0 to find out more!

It’s not too late to register to host an event for   on Saturday, April 22! Site Coordinator registration is open now un...
03/15/2023

It’s not too late to register to host an event for on Saturday, April 22! Site Coordinator registration is open now until the end of March. Visit https://hubs.la/Q01H1y4j0 to browse our map of registered sites, and consider hosting your own event to clean and green Oakland!

03/09/2023

Do you have a gas stove and want to make the shift to all electric appliances? Good news! The Sustainability and Resilience Division is hard at work to help the City of Oakland make the shift to all electric buildings by 2040. Our partners offer programs and incentives, not just for homeowners, but for renters and businesses too. Visit https://hubs.la/Q01FrvQK0 to find out more.

On April 22, 2023, the City of Oakland is celebrating Oakland Earth Day! This is a day of environmental protection, educ...
03/07/2023

On April 22, 2023, the City of Oakland is celebrating Oakland Earth Day! This is a day of environmental protection, education, and stewardship.

Individuals and households can take part by hosting or participating in events across the city, as well as pledging and committing to actions from home. Site Coordinator registration is now open, and volunteer registration opens April 3rd; visit https://hubs.la/Q01FLsdf0 to learn more!

03/02/2023

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Shout out to Alice Walker for her wise words.

The City of Oakland is excited to share both our Cultural Strategist in Government program as well as a new campaign, . Meet Maddy “MADlines” Clifford (.lines) a writer, musician and activist who has lived in Oakland for over a decade. She’s teamed up with the Environmental Services Division to spread the word about two new initiatives: Proper Waste Sorting and Building Electrification. Go to https://hubs.la/Q01DB7Hw0 to learn more about the power we all have to properly sort our waste and stay loyal to our soil.

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and 4 Site Coordinators that participated in Saturday’s rescheduled MLK Day of Ser...
01/25/2023

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and 4 Site Coordinators that participated in Saturday’s rescheduled MLK Day of Service events across town!! If you hosted an event, please remember to submit your volunteer activity and photos at https://hubs.la/Q01z8c9M0.

There will be one final MLK Day volunteer event taking place this Saturday, January 28, as well! Check the map at https://hubs.la/Q01z8c9M0 to learn more.

For those interested in more volunteer opportunities with Environmental Stewardship, visit https://hubs.la/Q01z8h7j0 to adopt a public space and commit to regularly cleaning and maintaining it!

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers that participated on Saturday and Monday’s MLK Day of Service events, and a specia...
01/17/2023

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers that participated on Saturday and Monday’s MLK Day of Service events, and a special thanks to the 14 Site Coordinators that hosted these events across town!! If you hosted an event, please remember to submit your volunteer activity and photos at https://hubs.la/Q01ymr6P0

MLK Day of Service is tomorrow! We look forward to seeing Oaklanders out and about participating in events across the ci...
01/15/2023

MLK Day of Service is tomorrow! We look forward to seeing Oaklanders out and about participating in events across the city. Feel free to post photos and share your experience with the hashtags . Remember to visit https://hubs.la/Q01xX91Y0 to check on the status of your event!

MLK Day of Service is around the corner, and many events are rain or shine! Visit https://hubs.la/Q01xX9p20 to see our i...
01/13/2023

MLK Day of Service is around the corner, and many events are rain or shine! Visit https://hubs.la/Q01xX9p20 to see our interactive map of service events across the city. You can use the map to contact a site coordinator and check the status of an event.

We’re one week away! Next week, on January 16, Oakland will be celebrating MLK Day of Service! There are dozens of sites...
01/09/2023

We’re one week away!

Next week, on January 16, Oakland will be celebrating MLK Day of Service! There are dozens of sites across the city, so come out and volunteer at a location near you! Visit https://hubs.la/Q01wnx6J0 to see our interactive map of cleanup locations across the city.

01/04/2023

If you haven't yet, please sign up for , to stay updated with topical information regarding the storm. We will continue to provide updates on our website and social channels, but is Oakland/Alameda County's primary emergency notification system. 🍃 https://hubs.la/Q01x1nvv0

Stay up to Date on Emergencies and Public Safety –

The public is encouraged to subscribe to AC Alert to receive emails and text messages. The system allows subscribers to provide up to five locations, such as a school, home, work and an elder dependent’s address. That way, subscribers will receive updates when an emergency alert impacts one of their self-identified locations.

AC Alert is a unified emergency notification system for Alameda County residents, businesses and visitors. An AC Alert subscription is free, and all residents and business owners are strongly encouraged to sign up. For more information about this system and to find out how to participate, please visit https://hubs.la/Q01x1p8v0.

Welcome 2023! MLK Day of Service is in two weeks! Join us on January 16, 2023, as we honor the life and legacy of a man ...
01/02/2023

Welcome 2023! MLK Day of Service is in two weeks!

Join us on January 16, 2023, as we honor the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. Let’s use this national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a day ON, not a day off! Register and find volunteer sites at https://hubs.la/Q01vZL2Y0

We’re only 3 weeks away from MLK Day of Service! Sign up to lead service projects in Oakland parks, creeks, and neighbor...
12/26/2022

We’re only 3 weeks away from MLK Day of Service!

Sign up to lead service projects in Oakland parks, creeks, and neighborhoods on Oakland MLK Day, Monday January 16, 2023. Site coordinators will have access to tools, debris pickup and/or debris bin service, logistical support, giveaways, and publicity. Visit https://hubs.la/Q01wnCsr0 to register.

Join us on January 16, 2023, as we honor the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. Let’s use...
12/16/2022

Join us on January 16, 2023, as we honor the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. Let’s use this national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a day ON, not a day off! Register at https://hubs.la/Q01vZjn50

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve...You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2022 Oakland Earth Day was a success!A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that participated in cleaning and greening o...
05/05/2022

2022 Oakland Earth Day was a success!
A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that participated in cleaning and greening our town during Oakland's Earth Day celebration!! It was great to be back in person and in our communities, and we appreciate the hard work of Oaklanders across the city! If you participated, please remember to report your volunteer activity at oaklandearthday.org 🌍

Today is the official start to Oakland Earth Day 2022! Some Oakland Earth Day groups are cleaning and greening Oakland a...
04/22/2022

Today is the official start to Oakland Earth Day 2022! Some Oakland Earth Day groups are cleaning and greening Oakland already. Many more will hold their events tomorrow (Saturday) -- for a full list of events and volunteer opportunities to go https://buff.ly/ZryY4S!

Thank you to the Wells Fargo, Madison Branch employees for helping us kick off Earth Day 2022!

September is the 26th annual Creek to Bay Month!  Help keep Oakland clean and green by picking up trash at our waterways...
09/03/2021

September is the 26th annual Creek to Bay Month! Help keep Oakland clean and green by picking up trash at our waterways and throughout the City. Join the 2021 Creek to Bay Community Hub at https://buff.ly/3jzTrUZ

Request supplies at www.oaklandcreektobay.org

Oakland can provide:
-Tools and supplies
-Safety gear
-Debris pickup
-Technical help

Adopt a Spot and receive a limited edition Oakland creek map bandana while supplies last.

Remember to be safe. Stay up to date on Covid-19 safety guidelines at https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/covid-19


08/03/2021
Got junk? The BULKY BLOCK PARTY is back again this Saturday, July 31, from 9am-1pm at 7101 Edgewater Drive to accept lar...
07/28/2021

Got junk? The BULKY BLOCK PARTY is back again this Saturday, July 31, from 9am-1pm at 7101 Edgewater Drive to accept large items that don't fit in your regular bins, at no charge! Oakland residents only -- please bring proof of residency such as a household bill. https://buff.ly/2UWbF9u

You’re invited!Join us on July 29th or July 31st to learn about the City of Oakland’s plans to restore three sections of...
07/28/2021

You’re invited!

Join us on July 29th or July 31st to learn about the City of Oakland’s plans to restore three sections of Courtland Creek to improve creek habitat, water quality, climate change resilience, park accessibility and more.
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Learn more at https://buff.ly/2UFtLfX

Join Us for the Third Session of the Decarbonization Workforce Development Stakeholder SeriesTuesday August 10, from 10a...
07/27/2021

Join Us for the Third Session of the Decarbonization Workforce Development Stakeholder Series
Tuesday August 10, from 10am - 12pm.
Register Here - https://buff.ly/3hY47dS

This session will feature two panels on the experiences of decarbonization industry workers and employers. Join us to hear from those initiating the electrification transition in Oakland homes, transportation, and businesses, as well as how employers are looking ahead to new workforce needs and opportunities in this emerging industry!

The Courtland Creek Restoration Project has several community benefits including:✔️Healthier creek for people and wildli...
07/24/2021

The Courtland Creek Restoration Project has several community benefits including:
✔️Healthier creek for people and wildlife
✔️Improved water quality
✔️Stabilized creek banks
✔️Improved park and creek appearance
✔️Enhanced recreation and education opportunities

Join us at our upcoming public meetings. Learn more at tinyurl.com/CourtlandCreek

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is partnering with non-profit GRID Alternatives to provide rooftop solar energy at no c...
07/24/2021

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is partnering with non-profit GRID Alternatives to provide rooftop solar energy at no cost to a select group of customers. The goal is to help income-eligible Alameda County residents access clean energy while saving money. Participants could save 50-90% off their electric bill with solar.

This is a limited offer, as they only have seven systems available. Eligible residents must:
(1) Live in and own their home
(2) Meet 2021 household income at CARE/FERA limits (https://buff.ly/3hNxuPU) and live in a Disadvantaged Community (https://buff.ly/3hNZTWj)

Details and application form are available at https://buff.ly/3yyQtoa

You’re invited!Join us this month to learn about the City of Oakland’s plans to restore three sections of Courtland Cree...
07/23/2021

You’re invited!

Join us this month to learn about the City of Oakland’s plans to restore three sections of Courtland Creek to improve creek habitat, water quality, climate change resilience, park accessibility and more.
💧💧💧
Learn more at tinyurl.com/CourtlandCreek

REMINDER: Dispose of your large unwanted items for free at the Bulky Block Party TOMORROW, Saturday, 6/26, from 9am-1pm ...
06/25/2021

REMINDER: Dispose of your large unwanted items for free at the Bulky Block Party TOMORROW, Saturday, 6/26, from 9am-1pm at 7101 Edgewater Drive and the last Saturday of every month. Oakland residents only. https://buff.ly/3hnn4Ik

DATE CORRECTION: JOIN US at the Bulky Block Party this Saturday, June 26, from 9am-1pm at 7101 Edgewater Drive and the l...
06/23/2021

DATE CORRECTION: JOIN US at the Bulky Block Party this Saturday, June 26, from 9am-1pm at 7101 Edgewater Drive and the last Saturday of every month. Dispose of your large unwanted items for free! Oakland residents only, please bring a household bill or other proof of residency. Hope to see you there!
https://buff.ly/3hnn4Ik

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