Alameda County

Alameda at a glance

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86% of the people in Alameda believe that climate change is happening

and 77% of Alamedans think community members can do more.*

What can YOU do? We're glad you asked!

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

Click on any of these images to take the first step and then the next 

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ENERGY & BUILDINGS

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TRANSPORTATION

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FOOD & FOOD WASTE

What can you do? We can all do something!

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!

CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

& YOU

Community Actions

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.

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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.

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Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force

advocacy, education

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.

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Citizens' Climate Lobby - Alameda County

local, advocacy

A local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, a bi-partisan organization working to promote climate change action through a carbon fee and dividend.

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Mycelium Youth Network

local, advocacy, education, lifestyle

Mycelium Youth Network was born to respond proactively to the realities of a climate-challenged world through preparation and hands-on skills training.

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Alameda Interfaith Climate Action Network

local, advocacy, lifestyle

Our mission is to encourage congregation members to attend hearings, speak to legislators, and raise the moral voice of faith communities in state, regional and local campaigns.

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Asian Pacific Environmental Network

local, advocacy, lifestyle

Building the power of Asian immigrant and refugee communities for environmental and social justice.

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Citizens' Climate Lobby - Castro Valley

local, advocacy

A local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, a bi-partisan organization working to promote climate change action through a carbon fee and dividend.

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The Greenlining Institute

advocacy, education, energy & buildings, transportation

The Greenlining Institute works toward a future when communities of color can build wealth, live in healthy places filled with economic opportunity, and are ready to meet the challenges posed by climate change.

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350 East Bay

local, advocacy

As part of 350 Bay Area, we work to engage the East Bay to reduce fossil fuels, eliminate GHG emissions & promote clean energy with a foundation in social justice, for those in Alameda & Contra Costa counties and beyond.

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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.

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Citizens' Climate Lobby - Tri-Valley - Livermore

local, advocacy

A local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, a bi-partisan organization working to promote climate change action through a carbon fee and dividend.

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TransForm

advocacy, transportation

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.

Green Businesses

Find businesses near you that are Certified Green

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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.

Government Engagement 

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.

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CITIES, TOWNS & AGENCIES:

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East Bay Community Energy

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Albany

Sustainability
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Fremont

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AC Transit

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Berkeley

Environment and Climate Commission
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Hayward

Your Environment
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Alameda County Water District

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Dublin

Environmental Programs
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Newark

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Stop Waste

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Emeryville

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Oakland

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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. 

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