Our Focus Areas
Our Upcoming Events
Oakland is consistently recognized as one of the most livable and sustainable cities in the nation! 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 pursue safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, now and into the future.
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
Sustainable Oakland 2013-14 Report
Now Available! Read about Oakland’s recent progress in becoming a more livable and sustainable City. Download the Sustainable Oakland 2013-14 Report.
Oakland EarthEXPO Wednesday, April 8th 10am-2pm in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza - 14th & Broadway
Oakland EarthEXPO is an annual environmental fair that highlights transportation, environmental health, waste reduction, water, energy, urban design, nature and community themes. Approximately 100 exhibitors will showcase their contributions for a sustainable environment to an estimated 3,000 attendees. To register your exhibit, or for more information go to www.oaklandearthexpo.org.
Oakland Earth Day Saturday, April 18th 9am-12pm
Earth Day is Oakland’s largest annual volunteer cleanup and beautification event. Volunteers will be working at approximately 100 sites across the city. Join us to clean and green Oakland’s parks, creeks and streets! To sign up as a site coordinator, volunteer, or for more information go to www.oaklandearthday.org.
New Financing Tool for Clean Energy Projects
Oakland homeowners have a new resource to finance energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy projects at low cost. Through CaliforniaFIRST, the nation’s largest Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, projects are financed on a homeowner’s property taxes at low cost. Homeowners choose a contractor and install a custom, eligible clean energy project, such as efficient heating and cooling systems, solar panels, low-flow toilets, home insulation or electric vehicle charging stations. ACT SOON: Customers whose project applications are approved by October 15, 2014, will receive a $500 check! This is another easy way to save energy and water, reduce your utility bills and be part of making Oakland one of the most sustainable cities in the world.
Rebates for Home Energy Upgrades
Get up to $6,500 in rebates when you make your home more energy-efficient. Energy Upgrade California 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. Learn how you can take advantage of these limited-time rebates, view a list of qualified local contractors, and get started today.
Oakland Green Businesses Featured in San Francisco Business Times
May 24th San Francisco Business Times features stories about innovative local green businesses, green buildings and more!
Like us on Facebook.
Green Building Ordinance for private development adopted.
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: