Sustainable Oakland

Sustainable Oakland 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.
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www.sustainableoakland.com www.sustainableoakland.com. 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].

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Thank you to everyone who volunteered for Oakland’s MLK 40 Days of Service! Remember that these actions and habits for a...
02/28/2021

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for Oakland’s MLK 40 Days of Service!

Remember that these actions and habits for a healthier planet are applicable year round. Stay tuned for ways to participate in April for Oakland Earthday!

For more information, visit oaklandearthday.org

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for Oakland’s MLK 40 Days of Service!

Remember that these actions and habits for a healthier planet are applicable year round. Stay tuned for ways to participate in April for Oakland Earthday!

For more information, visit oaklandearthday.org

Every day, maps help us navigate the world. Create your own personal map of Oakland that shows what you care about and b...
02/26/2021

Every day, maps help us navigate the world. Create your own personal map of Oakland that shows what you care about and be part of The Oakland Museum of California’s exhibition “You Are Here: California Stories on the Map”. Together, these maps share our connections and diversity, now and as we look to the future.

Map your Oakland story at: museumca.org/make-a-map-whats-your-oakland-story

For more community engagement opportunities at OaklandMLK.org

Learn about the implementation of California's Environmental Justice legislation from the Coastal Commission!Access educ...
02/24/2021

Learn about the implementation of California's Environmental Justice legislation from the Coastal Commission!

Access educational resources and report your volunteer data at OaklandMLK.org

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

Join remotely or participate in local cleaning efforts in your neighborhood throughout Oakland’s MLK 40 Days of Service ...
02/22/2021

Join remotely or participate in local cleaning efforts in your neighborhood throughout Oakland’s MLK 40 Days of Service and beyond!

Access online resources and report your volunteer data at OaklandMLK.org

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

Do you know the history of Oakland’s redwoods and biodiversity?Watch this award-winning short documentary on Oakland's t...
02/21/2021

Do you know the history of Oakland’s redwoods and biodiversity?

Watch this award-winning short documentary on Oakland's trails + trees at: Oaklandtrails.org

For more educational activities visit OaklandMLK.org

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

Join a community service project and help create sustainable positive change for MLK 40 Days of Service!Access at home r...
02/19/2021

Join a community service project and help create sustainable positive change for MLK 40 Days of Service!

Access at home resources and report your volunteer data at OaklandMLK.org

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

Find safety ratings for household, health via the Environmental Working Group: ewg.org/What product substitutions do you...
02/17/2021

Find safety ratings for household, health via the Environmental Working Group: ewg.org/

What product substitutions do you want to make?

For more educational activities visit OaklandMLK.org

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

Clean Water Program Alameda County
02/17/2021

Clean Water Program Alameda County

Does your neighborhood have "green infrastructure"? Around Oakland's Lake Merritt, swales and rain gardens slow and filter water washing off the paved areas before it enters the lake.

Learn more at https://www.cleanwaterprogram.org/programs/green-infrastructure.html

City of Oakland - Local Government

It’s not too late to get involved in remote or local community enhancement projects !Access digital resources and report...
02/15/2021

It’s not too late to get involved in remote or local community enhancement projects !

Access digital resources and report your volunteer data at OaklandMLK.org

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

Learn about the impact of mass production and consumption at: storyofstuff.org/Like and share to spread the word#Oaktown...
02/14/2021

Learn about the impact of mass production and consumption at: storyofstuff.org/

Like and share to spread the word
#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

For more educational activities visit OaklandMLK.org

Reduce waste, bills, and grocery trips with this fridge check from Stopwaste: stopfoodwaste.org/take-actionCreate your o...
02/12/2021

Reduce waste, bills, and grocery trips with this fridge check from Stopwaste: stopfoodwaste.org/take-action

Create your own guide to reduce food waste and snap a photo and share on social media.

To learn more visit: OaklandMLK.org

Participate in people powered research! Provide valuable data for cutting edge research in many fields across the scienc...
02/10/2021

Participate in people powered research! Provide valuable data for cutting edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more at: zooniverse.org/

Like and share to spread the word:
#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

For more environmental activities visit OaklandMLK.org

Be #OaktownPROUD for #MLK40DaysOfService. Help clean and green your home, your city. #VolunteerOakland. There is somethi...
02/08/2021

Be #OaktownPROUD for #MLK40DaysOfService. Help clean and green your home, your city. #VolunteerOakland. There is something that everyone can do to serve.

Choose actions from broad categories like: Virtual Volunteering, Disaster Preparedness, Environmental, Educational, & Community at OaklandMLK.org

Help local pollinators find rest and shelter by creating a Bee Hotel in your backyard or garden. Choose from a variety o...
02/07/2021

Help local pollinators find rest and shelter by creating a Bee Hotel in your backyard or garden. Choose from a variety of models at: nationalgeographic.org/media/build-your-own-bee-hotel/

Like and share to spread the word:
#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

For more environmental activities visit OaklandMLK.org

Watch the Exploratorium's environmental science videos at: exploratorium.edu/search/subject/environmental-science/type/m...
02/05/2021

Watch the Exploratorium's environmental science videos at: exploratorium.edu/search/subject/environmental-science/type/media_object

Share a video or post on what you learned!

Tag your post with the hashtags:
#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

For more educational activities visit OaklandMLK.org

Did you know there are multiple volunteer opportunities for Oakland’s MLK 40 Days of Service?Adopt a local drain and hel...
02/03/2021

Did you know there are multiple volunteer opportunities for Oakland’s MLK 40 Days of Service?

Adopt a local drain and help prevent flooding in your neighborhood through regular clearing of your storm drain. Learn more at AdoptaDrainOakland.com

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

Remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to action, “Everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service.” A...
02/01/2021

Remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to action, “Everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service.”

Access a variety of online resources and report your volunteer data at oaklandMLK.org throughout the 40 Days of Service.

Remember that we are in this together. Help support the unhoused community in Oakland at oaklandhomelessresponse.com/com...
01/31/2021

Remember that we are in this together. Help support the unhoused community in Oakland at oaklandhomelessresponse.com/community

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

For more community engagement opportunities visit OaklandMLK.org

Replace water-thirsty lawns with drought-tolerant and native vegetation, learn how to make the swap at lawntogarden.org/...
01/29/2021

Replace water-thirsty lawns with drought-tolerant and native vegetation, learn how to make the swap at lawntogarden.org/

Like and share to spread the word:
#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

For more environmental activities visit OaklandMLK.org

Oakland Public Works thanks Service for Peace, Oakland’s partner in the MLK Day effort since 2003! SFP involves voluntee...
01/27/2021

Oakland Public Works thanks Service for Peace, Oakland’s partner in the MLK Day effort since 2003!

SFP involves volunteers in ongoing community development programs designed to fulfill a common vision of wellbeing, learn more at serviceforpeace.org/

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland
#ServiceForPeace

Although the pandemic prevents us from gathering in person—volunteers can still support their communities virtually: oak...
01/25/2021

Although the pandemic prevents us from gathering in person—volunteers can still support their communities virtually: oaklandca.gov/resources/mlk-2021-virtual-volunteering

For more community engagement opportunities visit OaklandMLK.org

Put your food waste to work and start your own home compost systemstopwaste.org/at-home/home-gardeningLike and share to ...
01/24/2021

Put your food waste to work and start your own home compost system
stopwaste.org/at-home/home-gardening

Like and share to spread the word:
#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

For more environmental activities visit OaklandMLK.org

Did you know that you can recycle water? Save money & resources by installing a greywater system at home! Learn more at ...
01/22/2021
Greywater Action - For a sustainable water culture

Did you know that you can recycle water?

Save money & resources by installing a greywater system at home! Learn more at greywateraction.org/

For more environmental activities visit OaklandMLK.org

Commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the 40 Days of Service: January 15th—February 2...
01/18/2021

Commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the 40 Days of Service: January 15th—February 28th

Access digital resources and report your volunteer data at OaklandMLK.org

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

There are multiple ways to get involved to help your community during these challenging times. Contribute your time and ...
01/17/2021
How to Help Oaklanders

There are multiple ways to get involved to help your community during these challenging times.

Contribute your time and skills at: oaklandca.gov/resources/covid-19-how-to-help

For more virtual volunteer opportunities visit OaklandMLK.org

What are water conservation tips that you practice?Access water conservation tips from East Bay Municipal Utility Distri...
01/15/2021
East Bay Municipal Utility District :: Conservation and rebates

What are water conservation tips that you practice?

Access water conservation tips from East Bay Municipal Utility District:
ebmud.com/water/conservation-and-rebates/

Like and share to spread the word
#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

For more environmental tips visit OaklandMLK.org

Save water like a pro. Visit the WaterSmart Center for tips and rebates.

On Oakland MLK Day in 2020 we had 46 project sites with volunteers contributing more than 4,000 total hours of cleaning ...
01/14/2021

On Oakland MLK Day in 2020 we had 46 project sites with volunteers contributing more than 4,000 total hours of cleaning and greening projects!

Volunteers removed 58,050 gallons of waste from Oakland parks, streets and waterways. With your help, we can do even more throughout Oakland’s MLK 40 Days of Service 2021!

For more information visit OaklandMLK.org

Sheltering in place doesn’t mean you’re in this alone.Starting Monday we will be highlighting an activity related to a c...
01/11/2021

Sheltering in place doesn’t mean you’re in this alone.

Starting Monday we will be highlighting an activity related to a category at oaklandMLK.org

Like and share so others can connect to your MLK 40 Days of Service actions.
#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

Visit oaklandmlk.org to explore broad topics like: Virtual Volunteering, Disaster Preparedness, Environmental, Education...
01/09/2021

Visit oaklandmlk.org to explore broad topics like: Virtual Volunteering, Disaster Preparedness, Environmental, Educational, & Community at OaklandMLK.org Each topic contains actions you can take from home to participate in the MLK 40 Days of Service.

#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

To learn more visit OaklandMLK.org

Oakland’s traditional MLK Day of Service is being observed over a 40 day period to commemorate MLK Jr.'s vision for 40 D...
01/07/2021

Oakland’s traditional MLK Day of Service is being observed over a 40 day period to commemorate MLK Jr.'s vision for 40 Days of Peace from January 15th—February 28th.

Due to COVID-19, volunteers are encouraged to participate in decentralized clean up efforts in addition to taking environmental actions from home.

To learn more visit oaklandMLK.org
#OaktownPROUD
#MLK40DaysOfService
#VolunteerOakland

The City of Oakland and Oakland Public Works thank all volunteers for their efforts. This past year alone, volunteers ha...
12/04/2020

The City of Oakland and Oakland Public Works thank all volunteers for their efforts. This past year alone, volunteers have contributed more than 100,000 hours to the City and have removed more than 271,320 lbs of trash from our neighborhoods, parks, and waterways despite the difficulties in volunteering posed by COVID-19. Volunteers exemplify what it means to be Oaktown PROUD, and our communities and environment are better for these efforts. Thank you for your commitment to keeping Oakland clean, green, and beautiful!

Oakland Public Works is recognizing Katie Noonan for the 2020 recipient for Science and Stewardship Award. Katie has bee...
12/03/2020

Oakland Public Works is recognizing Katie Noonan for the 2020 recipient for Science and Stewardship Award. Katie has been assisting with scientific monitoring, public education, and hands-on stewardship projects around Lake Merritt for years. She has led and organized environmental restoration projects, volunteer litter removal, and water quality testing of the Lake with local high school student classes and Team Oakland. She is an active volunteer at Rotary Nature Center Friends and Editor of The Tidings Newsletter at the Lake Merritt Institute. She has been an Adopt a Spot volunteer since 2012 and maintains two habitat restoration sites at Lake Merritt.

Oakland Public Works is recognizing Dwayne Aikens Jr. for the 2020 recipient for Leadership and Inspiration Award. Since...
12/02/2020

Oakland Public Works is recognizing Dwayne Aikens Jr. for the 2020 recipient for Leadership and Inspiration Award. Since 2009, Dwayne has organized large volunteer events at Arroyo Viejo Park for Creek to Bay, Earth Day, and MLK Day of Service. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of We Lead Ours, a non-profit in Oakland that engages youth through sports education, service learning, and civic involvement. He has served across the City through volunteer membership on the Keep Oakland Beautiful Board and the Oakland Park and Recreation Advisory Commission, and is the newly elected VP for The Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Board of Directors.

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