The Sustainable Oakland Program is housed in the Environmental Services Division of the Public Works Department. 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:
Shayna Hirshfield-Gold – Acting Sustainability Program Manager
Pete Fong – Energy Engineer
Danielle Makous – Sustainability Analyst
Adrienne Harris – Energy + Equity Fellow
Chiara Arellano – Sustainability + Equity Fellow