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Frequently Visited Departments
About Your Government
At home activities from Stop Waste
Resource list for residents to reduce energy consumption at home from Sustainable Oakland
Resource list for residents to reduce water consumption at home from EBMUD
Energy saving tips from Environment America
How to start a home compost system from Stop Waste
Test your water pipe material and report to SciStarter to help prioritize infrastructure upgrades
Venture out to your backyard for an insect safari
Virtual field trips around the SF Bay with Stepping Out Stepping In
Gather household hazardous waste and drop off at materials center
Environmental resources from KIDS for the BAY
Identify plants, bugs, and other backyard life with iNaturalist app
Guidelines to Keep Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) out of the drain
Keep your house fire-safe with these Oakland Fire Department tips
Learn about Oakland's Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP)
Learn disaster response skills with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Learn safe and healthy gardening tips from Alameda County Clean Water Program
Measure home water use with the Pacific Institute's free water and energy calculator
Guide to nature journaling with the John Muir Laws
Home based citizen and community science research from Zooinverse
Play the game about what goes where for home waste disposal in Oakland
Practice water safe home maintenance tips from the Alameda County Clean Water Program
Read science, history, and conservation of East Bay creeks from the Oakland Museum
Reduce use of throw-away single use items - and commit to reusables
Build a bee hotel and help shelter pollinators from National Geographic
Design a home greywater system. Download free manual from Greywater Action
Detain the rain with rain barrels and other rainwater capture systems from Clean Water program
Find Alameda County Healthy Homes Program resources to keep your home safe from hazards such as lead, mold, and pests
Find info on residential and business waste disposal service from Oakland Recycles
Find resources for more sustainable consumption from Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Find safety ratings for household, health, and food products via the Environmental Working Group