Alameda Sustainability and Resilience News

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Sustainability and Resilience News

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Celebrate Earth Day All Month Long!

Earth Month

Whether you're interested in learning how to reduce wasted food, electrify your home, or build healthy soil, there's a way to celebrate for everyone! Try a StopWaste tip any day throughout the month, or join your neighbors in community for an Earth Month workshop or event. This year StopWaste is spotlighting city and community partner events to take action and work together towards a more resilient environment.

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CARP Annual Report to Council - April 5

Everything you want to know about climate action and resilience in Alameda is available in the new Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP) 2022 Annual Report & 2023 Work Plan! The City Council will review this report along with the Transportation and General Plan Annual Reports on April 5th. Because the item wasn't heard on March 21st, we'll be first on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting.

Below are some highlights of CARP accomplishments from the past year.

2022 Accomplishments

GHG Reduction

  • Council adopted the Equitable Building Decarbonization Plan
  • Council updated and expanded an ordinance requiring all new buildings, substantial remodels and additions to be all electric
  • Updated Active Transportation Plan and completed key transportation safety improvement projects
  • New AMP rebates for heat pump HVAC and e-bikes; increased the rebate amount for used electric vehicles
  • Streamlined and expedited solar permitting
  • AMP began waiving solar interconnection fees for residential customers and providing a $500 solar rebate for income qualified customers
  • Kicked-off the Urban Forest Plan update


  • Updated City paper purchasing guidelines with minimum recycled content requirements
  • Developed a plan and funding to comply with SB 1383
  • Expanded ACI’s on-call waste clean-up program which now includes reusable materials
  • Restarted education, implementation, and enforcement of zero waste laws
  • Participated in the 38th annual Coastal Clean Up event


  • Secured $4.14 million in funds for sea level rise adaptation projects
  • Adopted Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan and amended the General Plan Safety Element to align with the plan
  • Launched tsunami evacuation modeling to support development of a tsunami evacuation plan

Urban Forest Plan at the Spring Shindig - April 15

Join us April 15th at APRD's Spring Shindig to learn about the Urban Forest Plan and pick up a free tree sapling courtesy of the Alameda Rotary Club.

Learn more about the Urban Forest Plan and sign up to join our mailing list on our website.

UFP Spring Shindig

Home Electrification Fair - April 22

Electric Plug

Are you thinking about switching from gas to electric? There are plenty of good reasons to make the switch: health, safety, long-term cost savings, and of course climate. Attend the fair to get any and all questions answered about the benefits, energy-saving tips, where to find trusted contractors, available rebates and tax credits, and more!

Register here

Think Green When You Spring Clean


Looking for options to reuse, repair, recycle, or safely dispose of unwanted stuff? Are you unsure what goes in your recycling, organics, and garbage bins? Search StopWaste’s RE:Source guide for the answers! 

You can also find city-specific information about special collection programs, including bulky pickups and easy drop-off of household hazardous waste. Learn how to safely dispose, recycle, or repair hundreds of things, from unwanted clothes and furniture to electronics and medications. 

Help prevent waste in Alameda and visit the RE:Source Guide for your spring cleaning.

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