The Alameda Creek Alliance is a volunteer-based watershed community group that works to restore native rainbow trout in Alameda Creek. Our coastline is vulnerable to coastal flooding and to rising groundwater and to pollution as a result of rising sea levels. These climate-induced hazards will jeopardize critical infrastructure, damage habitat, and place an additional burden on communities that are already vulnerable. Our goal is to create an inclusive, transformative, and equitable, climate-ready community along the coast of San Leandro Bay and the Oakland-Alameda estuary.
Intersection Environmentalist (IE) is a climate justice collective working to build a more sustainable, just, and inclusive world. This organization focuses on intersectionality, understanding how different forms of injustice overlap with each other. Its mission is to create meaningful solutions for a greener tomorrow in which everyone can thrive together without the fear or harm that our current actions may cause. Environmental coalitions in Alameda County are striving to promote climate justice and nature-based solutions in frontline communities led by people of color.
These organizations are working to expand access to clean air, healthy food, health care and the outdoors, and advocate for homes and landscapes free of environmental toxins. The Alameda County sustainability team has a clear vision of making Alameda County one of the best places in the country to live, work and do business. The Alameda County Green Business Program helps businesses follow best practices for energy and water conservation, waste management, and more. This organization focuses on establishing relationships between residents and the decision makers behind environmental policies so that community members are actively involved in shaping their own future.
The Oakland Climate Action Coalition (OCAC) is an intersectoral coalition dedicated to racial and economic justice. Its mission is to engage Oakland residents in creating and implementing climate solutions that strengthen the environmental, economic, and social resilience of front-line communities. The California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) is an organization that works to bring environmental justice to the state of California. In the East Bay, for example, the predominantly black and Latino residents of West Oakland face worse health outcomes than nearly all other residents of Alameda County.
Environmental coalitions in Alameda County are working hard to ensure that everyone can benefit from a greener tomorrow. Through their efforts, they are striving to create an equitable future where everyone can thrive without fear or harm from our current actions.