Green Resources at Your Fingertips
Consistently ranked among the ten greenest cities in the United States, Oakland models environmental improvement through four interconnected strategies:
- Growing the green economy by attracting the emerging field of green businesses and jobs
- Creating green opportunities by training residents to secure and succeed in green jobs
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by increasing energy efficiency; shifting to clean, renewable energy sources; and achieving our zero-waste goals
- Ensuring a green, safe, healthy environment for all residents and visitors
Keeping Oakland Green Takes All of Us!
Follow the links on this page to find out more about Oakland’s specific efforts and learn what you can do to help.
|Find a Local Park |
Descriptions and directions to local parks and recreation opportunities.
|Where to Recycle|
Directions to local re-use and recycling facilities.
|Biking and Walking in Oakland|
Maps of Oakland bicycle and pedestrian routes. Enjoy the great outdoors in what Outside Magazine (July 2008) recently called one of “The 20 Best Towns in America”.
You can get there from here. Find bus, BART and ferry options to get you there on time.
How to save resources and money by greening your new or existing building.
What the City is doing to bring green jobs to Oakland, and how to receive green job training.
Become certified as a green business, connect with your peers, and receive recognition.
|Buying Green and Local|
Local green business listings for all your shopping needs.
Join us at these exciting local events.
A look at how Oakland is becoming a more livable and sustainable city – and what you can do to help!
|Report a Problem|
Report spills, graffiti and other pollution problems.
|Volunteer to Clean and Green Oakland!|
Opportunities to improve the environment right here in your community.