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County's Fleet Named One of Greenest in North America

(October 2016) Green Fleet Forum has named Alameda County the 8th Greenest Fleet in North America, our eighth consecutive year being recognized as one of the 40 greenest fleets in North America. Read more...

County Wins Two Awards for Sustainable Purchasing

(May 2015) The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council named Alameda County one of four national recipients of Awards for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing as well as the winner of an Outstanding Case Study Award. Read more...

County's Fleet Named One of 10 Greenest in North America

(October 2014) Green Fleet Forum has named Alameda County the 10th Greenest Fleet in North America, our sixth year being recognized as one of the 40 greenest fleets in North America. Read more...

CSAC Challenge Award Recognizes Climate Action

(September 2014) The California State Association of Counties has awarded Alameda County a 2014 Challenge Award for ongoing efforts to engage 20 County agencies in climate action. Read more...

County's Fleet Named One of 20 Greenest in North America

(October 2013) Green Fleet Magazine has named Alameda County the 17th Greenest Fleet in North America, our fifth year being recognized as one of the 40 greenest fleets in North America. Read more...

County Streetlight Retrofit Project Receives Two Awards

(May 2012) The County's major streetlight retrofit, upgrading 7000 streetlights with energy-efficient LED technology, was recognized by the Association of Bay Area Governments and California Transportation Federation. Read more…

County Wins Awards for Climate Action Approach

(April 2012) Alameda County has won two awards recognizing our comprehensive approach to climate action: a Green California Leadership Award and a Technology of Participation® Champion Award. Read more…

New Lesson Plan to Teach Environmental Themes Through Art

(March 2012) As part of the annual Art IS Education month in March, Alameda County Sustainability is sharing resources that educators and parents can use to explore environmental themes with youth through art. Access resources...

County's Fleet Named One of 25 Greenest in North America and Transportation Services Manager Recognized as Sustainability All-Star

(October 2011) Green Fleet Magazine has named Alameda County General Service Agency's Transportation Services Manager as a "Sustainability All-Star." The County also was named the 23rd Greenest Fleet in North America. Read more...

County Board of Supervisors gives green light to Climate Action Plan (CAP) for Unincorporated Communities

In June 2011, the Board approved in principle the Alameda County (Unincorporated Areas) Community Climate Action Plan for the unincorporated areas of Alameda County. These communities include Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, El Portal Ridge, Fairview, Hillcrest Knolls, Mt. Eden, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and rural East County. Read more...

StopWaste.Org's Ready Set Recycle Contest

In Spring 2011, Alameda County residents had the chance to win cash and prizes by keeping recyclable and compostable materials out of their trash, and in the correct bins. Visit ReadySetRecycle.org for more information.

Go Green Through the Arts

(March 2011) In honor of Art IS Education, celebrating national arts education month, the Alameda County Sustainability Program in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission is offering new resources. Use the new Art IS Education Sustainability Education Guide (PDF - 642kb) * to see examples of youth creating and expressing unique environmental solutions through art, get connected to a wide range of online resources, and get started with your own art and sustainability project.

Alameda County and partners to receive $2.8 Million MTC grant for electric vehicle demonstration project

On October 27, 2010 the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) announced that it will award a $2.8 million grant to bring 90 electric vehicles (EVs) to government fleets across the Bay Area. Read more... (PDF - 57kb) *

Six AmeriCorps Opportunities at Alameda County Through Climate Corps Bay Area

(June 2010) Do you want to work directly with public and nonprofit organizations such as Alameda County to design and implement programs that save energy, increase community awareness of climate change, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? A ground-breaking new AmeriCorps service program receiving grant funding from California Volunteers, Climate Corps Bay Area is currently seeking qualified and motivated candidates for 30 full-time, 1-year AmeriCorps opportunities starting at the end of August. Learn more...

County Reaches Residents at Solano Avenue Stroll

On Sunday, September 12, 2010 Alameda County Sustainability hosted a booth at the Solano Avenue Stroll, the Bay Area's largest street festival. The Stroll's 26 blocks in Albany and Berkeley featured 75 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 juried arts and crafters, and almost 200 community organizations.. Booth visitors viewed an electric vehicle charging station and learned more about current sustainability initiatives at the County. We highlighted our current projects including helping establish the Bay Area's electric vehicle corridor, installing a smart grid, and implementing our new Climate Action Plan for Government Services and Operations.

Alameda County Transportation Services Recognized for Outstanding Sustainable Fleet Management

The North American Fleet Management Association's 2010 Sustainable Fleet Awards Program recognized the County's efforts to green its motor vehicle fleet and employee commute programs. Learn more...

County Adopts Climate Action Plan for Government Services and Operations

(May 2010) This 10-year plan will reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions at least 15% by 2020, modernize services, and grow the green economy. The Climate Action Plan establishes 16 Commitments to Climate Protection and recommends 80 specific actions that will achieve these goals. County residents will see direct benefits including more convenient access to services, and experience a better quality of life due to a healthier environment. Learn more…

Alameda County works with citizens to develop a Climate Action Plan for unincorporated communities

The County is seeking citizen input into a draft community Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the unincorporated areas of Alameda County. These communities include Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, El Portal Ridge, Fairview, Hillcrest Knolls, Mt. Eden, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and rural East County. The Climate Action Plan will contain objectives, measures, and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from activities within the community. Many of these measures may have positive benefits for the local community, such as improved air quality, reduced energy bills and traffic congestion. Learn how to share your ideas....

EPA names Alameda County a Top 20 Green Power Partner

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Alameda County for its production of green power. EPA honored the county in its list of the top 20 on-site generators of green electricity from around the nation. Learn more....

Alameda County Wins City Solar Award

In April 2009, Alameda County received a City Solar Award from the Northern California Solar Energy Association (NorCal Solar) for having more total watts of solar installations within our borders than any other county in the Bay Area-18.1 megawatts. Learn more....

Alameda County & 14 Cities Hold Climate Forum

In January 2009. over 150 elected officials and experts came together to discuss the ways Alameda County can work together to go "green" and protect the climate. Visit website.

Governor Gives Alameda County California's Highest Environmental Honor

In November 2008, Alameda County received the 2008 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for its Juvenile Justice Center, an innovative green building that houses integrated services for at-risk youth. GEELA is California's highest environmental honor. Learn more...

Senator Barbara Boxer Presents Conservation Champion Award

On August 7, 2008, Senator Barbara Boxer presented her Conservation Champion Award to the County of Alameda for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more...

Alameda County Is California's First Cool County

In July 2007, 12 counties across the United States, along with the Sierra Club, launched the Cool Counties Initiative to mobilize county governments to catalyze bold regional and federal action to address climate change. Learn more...

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