86% of the people in Alameda believe
that climate change is happening and
77% of Alamedans think community members can do more.*
Alameda at a glance
What can YOU do?
We're glad you asked!
Alameda can make a world of difference.
And we can all do something!
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APEN has been organizing frontline Asian American immigrant and refugee communities, fighting the state's biggest polluters. APEN started in the East Bay, where thousands of displaced refugees had settled. Their new neighborhoods were surrounded by over 350 polluting toxic sites, contributing to the highest rates of asthma and cancer in the county. APEN brought young people and elders together to take on the world’s biggest polluters so communities can breathe clean air and build the healthy neighborhoods everyone deserves. APEN advocates for a Green New Deal.
What inspires you? Discover your solutions here:
It's always easier - and more fun - to take actions with others
Explore these groups and join those that align with your interests. This will never be a "complete list", so let us know about organizations that should be added: drop us a note at info@DrawdownBayArea.org.
Albany Climate Action Coalition
local, education, energy & buildings, transportation
Albany Climate Action Coalition's mission is to educate the public and empower them to take action that will impact our carbon neutral goals. Our goal is that our 19,000 citizens will adopt renewable energy, clean transportation, and high efficiency standards.
Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force
We are the CEMTF, a Bay Area coalition of elected officials, city & county staff, community based and nongovernmental organizations, youth, environmental and social activists, and front line communities addressing inequities and causes of the climate emergency.
Oakland Climate Action Coaliiton
local, advocacy, energy & buildings
The mission of the OCAC—a cross-sector coalition dedicated to racial and economic justice—is to engage Oakland residents in creating and implementing climate solutions that strengthen the environmental, economic, and social resilience of frontline communities.
TransForm promotes walkable communities with excellent transportation choices to connect people of all incomes to opportunity, make California affordable, and help solve our climate crisis. We engage communities in planning, run innovative programs and win policy change.
Actions You Can Take Right Now
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ENERGY & BUILDINGS
FOOD & FOOD WASTE
What can you do?
See what's happening in your community:
Find businesses, non-profit organizations, and city & county climate action departments and agencies, all doing something to be part of the solution -
then reach out and connect!
take the survey!
Find businesses near you that are Certified Green
Local businesses that are doing the right thing would certainly appreciate your support. Find one near you!
Are you interested in becoming a Green Business?
The Alameda County Green Business Program helps businesses follow best practices for energy and water conservation, waste management, and more. Hundreds of Alameda County businesses and public agencies have been certified as green businesses. Becoming a green business and letting your customers know translates directly to the bottom line. Customers prefer doing business with companies who protect the environment.
Local governments can make all the difference - learn what yours is doing
COUNTY OF ALAMEDA:
Alameda County's Sustainability Team has a clear vision for how to make Alameda County one of the best places in the country to live, work, and do business. Environment/sustainability is an integral part of that vision. The actions they take provide many benefits to our communities, including saving taxpayer dollars, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, saving water, reducing waste, and preserving resources for current and future generations.
Explore countywide sustainability resources, or find your local government below.
CITIES, TOWNS & AGENCIES:
What's Happening Around the Bay?
More resources to explore
There are agencies, community organizations, and business groups that are not centered in one particular county, but serve the region, and are often connected beyond the Bay. They offer information, resources, and ways to join the larger effort to implement climate solutions. Take a look at these organizations' websites.