Environmental coalitions in Alameda County have implemented a range of strategies to ensure their activities are sustainable in the long run. The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) created a freight movement plan that outlines a long-term strategy for efficiently, reliably, and sustainably transporting goods within, to, from, and through the county by road, rail, air, and water. The Board of Supervisors also directed county staff to develop a comprehensive climate protection strategy. To this end, Alameda is preparing an urban forestry plan that will update the city's current street tree plan and expand its scope to include trees in parks, easement areas, and other properties. The Alameda County Merchandise Movement Plan provides a far-reaching strategy for effectively moving goods into, to, from, and through the county by road, rail, air, and water.
The Bay Area Collaborative Group for the Movement of Goods brings together partners, community members, and stakeholders from across the county and region in an organized structure to understand freight transportation needs and identify, prioritize, and promote short- and long-term strategies to address these needs. Alameda County Climate Corps fellows have gone on to work in energy companies, environmental consulting, public services, and graduate studies. The development of a joint long-term plan will ensure consistency between the plans and will allow a wider range of stakeholders from across the region and the megaregion to provide a more complete picture of the freight movement system in Alameda County and the Bay Area. Because freight markets and supply chains often cross county borders, Alameda CTC has partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to jointly develop the Alameda County Freight Movement Plan and the Regional Freight Movement Plan. When County Manager Susan Muranishi highlighted the importance of sustainability for the county and its community, it was clear that new teams' programs would be implemented. The strategies used by environmental coalitions in Alameda County are designed to ensure their activities are sustainable over the long-term.
These strategies include creating a comprehensive climate protection strategy; developing an urban forestry plan; forming a joint long-term plan; partnering with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission; and emphasizing sustainability for the county and its community.