The global climate crisis is not one that Oakland can solve on its own, but it is one in which Oaklanders can, as we have done for decades, be global leaders. In 2018, Oakland City Council passed a Climate Emergency and Just Transition Resolution, calling for an urgent effort to reverse global warming and increase our resilience. The City is now finalizing its 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP) – a 10-year plan to reduce green house gases and adapt to a changing climate in ways that reduce racial disparities and improve well-being for all Oaklanders.
Every Oaklander can be part of the ECAP’s success. Reducing overall material consumption has profound benefits for the global climate. Every time you’re able to walk, bike, carpool, or take public transit instead of driving, you reduce emissions and pollution. Every replacement of a gas-powered appliance with an electric alternative sends a strong market signal. Eating local, plant-based foods and flying less have profound climate benefits.
We all have a role to play, both big and small, starting now from our homes.
Click each link below to access home-based and online climate change resources.