The Sustainable Oakland Program is housed in the Sustainability and Resilience Division of the City Administrator's Office. This team fosters collaboration with staff across all City Departments and with community leaders and experts on equitable climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Sustainable Oakland program is an evolution of the Sustainable Community Development Initiative, established by Oakland's City Council in 1997, and is charged with developing plans, ensuring implementation, and tracking progress related to Council’s Climate goals and targets, including its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, Climate Emergency and Just Transition Resolution (2018), and 2045 Carbon Neutrality target (2020).
Current Sustainability Staff:
Daniel Hamilton - Sustainability and Resilience Manager
Shayna Hirshfield-Gold – Climate Coordinator
Nick Kordesch- Energy Coordinator
Jeffrey Wong- Sustainability Analyst
Pete Fong – Energy Engineer
Carmen Lopez – Sustainability + Equity Fellow