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The City of Oakland is committed to leading Oakland's progress in becoming a more sustainable city – a community in which all people have the opportunity to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Protecting a clean and ecologically healthy environment; growing a strong economy brimming with opportunity; and fostering a safe, equitable and vibrant community are all critical components of this vision.
Our award-winning sustainability efforts rely on a collaborative approach emphasizing balanced continuous improvement.
News & Highlights
- Energy and Climate Action Plan: Oakland's Energy and Climate Action Plan was adopted by the City Council on December 4, 2012. Learn more about the development of the ECAP.
- Sustainable Oakland 2011 Report Released: New report summarizes Oakland’s recent progress in becoming a more livable and sustainable city. Download the Sustainable Oakland 2011 Report.
- Oakland Green Businesses Featured in San Francisco Business Times: April 13th San Francisco Business Times features stories about innovative local green businesses, green buildings, and more!
- Rebates for Home Energy Upgrades: Get up to $4,000 in rebates when you make your home more energy-efficient. is a one-stop-shop for home improvement projects that will save you money, lower your energy use, and make your home healthier and more comfortable. Visit the website to learn how you can take advantage of these limited-time rebates, view a list of qualified local contractors, and get started today.
- Oakland Shines Downtown Commercial Buildings Energy Retrofit Program
- Green Building Ordinance for Private Development Adopted
- Sustainable Oakland Facebook Site
Sustainable City Performance Areas
Explore the interconnected Sustainable City Performance Areas below to learn more about Oakland's sustainability performance, achievements and resources.
- Housing, Land Use & Transportation
- Health, Safety & Wellbeing
- Natural Resources, Waste & Environmental Health
- Economic Prosperity
- Buildings, Energy & Climate
- Education, Culture & Community
Additional Sustainable Oakland resources:
Energy & Climate Action Plan
The City of Oakland is developing a landmark Energy and Climate Action Plan (ECAP). The City Council will consider adoption of Oakland's ECAP at a meeting of the Oakland City Council on Tuesday, December 4th. View a copy of the draft ECAP, or learn more about the status and development of the ECAP.