Sustainability and Resilience News

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Sustainability and Resilience News

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We need your input on Alameda's Urban Forest Plan!

We would like to hear your comments and suggestions to develop the Urban Forest Plan. A survey is now available for you to provide feedback about items such as where you would like to see more trees planted, what goals you would like the City to set, and how the City can best help you care for trees on your property. You can take the survey by clicking here or by scanning the QR code below with your phone. 

2023 UFP Community Survey w QR code

Did you know? Fun facts about heat pump water heaters

  • A heat pump water heater acts like a refrigerator in reserve. Heat pumps cool and dehumidify the space around them, a great benefit for a damp basement or on hot days! Learn how a heat pump works.
  • Water heaters use about 20% of a home’s energy use. PG&E's Energy Expert shares how a heat pump water heater can make hot water using 70% less energy:
  • Heat pump water heaters can act like a battery for your home, heating water during the day when renewable energy is more plentiful and then providing hot water during the evening hours. Learn more.
  • AMP provides a $1,500 rebate when you switch to a heat pump water heater. Learn more.

Equirable Decarbonization Plan adopted

Decarb Plan

On January 17th, the City Council adopted the Equitable Building Decarbonization Plan (staff report). The plan presents a long term plan and process for shifting natural gas use in existing buildings toward clean, energy efficient all-electric buildings in accordance with the City's climate and equity goals. In 2023, staff will focus on educating the public about the benefits of electric appliances and how owners can make the transition. Learn more at

YOU can help fight climate change!

It will take everyone working together to respond to the challenge of climate change and promote a healthier and more sustainable Alameda. As a resident, there is a lot you can do now!

How Alamedans Can Fight Climate Change IG

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