Green Resources at Your Fingertips

Aerial view of downtown OaklandConsistently 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.

park bench and tree graphicFind a Local Park 
Descriptions and directions to local parks and recreation opportunities.
Oakland Recycles LogoWhere to Recycle
Directions to local re-use and recycling facilities.
Photo of the bikelane around Lake MerrittBiking 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”.
511 logoTake Transit!
You can get there from here. Find bus, BART and ferry options to get you there on time.
Green Building IconBuilding Green
How to save resources and money by greening your new or existing building.

Oakland Shines logoOakland Shines
An exciting energy reduction program that helps downtown Oakland businesses manage energy costs with free, start-to-finish technical assistance and cash rebates to eliminate or help defray the cost of installing energy efficient equipment.

Green Jobs Corp Worker

Green Jobs
What the City is doing to bring green jobs to Oakland, and how to receive green job training.
Green Business Program logoGreen Businesses
Become certified as a green business, connect with your peers, and receive recognition.
Oakland Grown logoBuying Green and Local
Local green business listings for all your shopping needs.
Earth Expo partial logoGreen Events
Join us at these exciting local events. 
Sustainable Oakland LogoSustainable Oakland
A look at how Oakland is becoming a more livable and sustainable city – and what you can do to help!
Logo Keep Oakland Clean and BeautifulClean and Green Oakland
Report spills, graffiti and other pollution problems.
Logo of It Starts in the HeartVolunteer Oakland!
Opportunities to improve the environment right here in your community.

Logo for Measure DDMeasure DD
Oakland Trust for Clean Water and Safe Parks

Community GardenCommunity Garden
The Community gardening program brings people of all ages and diverse backgrounds together.