Oakland is Recognized As One of the Greenest Cities in the Nation!
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The Oakland Housing Authority, The John Stewart Company, Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) and the Craigslist Foundation held the 2010 West Oakland National Night Out (NNO) on 8th Street & Mandela in Oakland, California.
Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) provided the community with a Digital Photography booth with cool activities and an innovative approach for West Oakland youth to pick-up new skills.
Rising Sun Energy Center, founded in 1994, has evolved from a modest renewable energy education center into a leading green workforce development and retrofit services organization.
The Energy Action Coalition is a U.S. non-profit organization made up of 50 partner organizations in the U.S. and Canada that runs campaigns to build the youth and student clean energy movement and advocate for tangible changes on local, state, national and international levels in North America. Energy Action focuses its campaigns on campuses, communities, corporate practices, and politics. It is part of the Global Youth Climate Movement.
Keeping Oakland green takes all of us, so we ask you to save these dates and join us in having fun being green! Nationally recognized as one of America’s greenest cities, Oakland continuously works to demonstrate our pledge to build an ecologically sustainable, economically dynamic and socially equitable future for our community.
Thanks to the many dedicated volunteer work of high school students from Oakland (Tech Health Academy, Tech Key club, College Track, Oakland High, Skyline, Farwest) and even Lafayette (Acalanes High) and San Jose (Lynbrook and Newark High), the event was a success. And of course a big shot out to the big sponsors that made it happen (The City of Oakland, Whole Foods Market, Geico, Sports Basement, Oakland Raiders, Waste Management, Alameda County Medical Center, East Bay Front Runners & Walkers, Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders, and Lones+Wright Gis and Mapping, Avanti, East Bay Express, American Medical Response, KGO, Flyscooters, 96.5 Koit, CIM, Kaiser, See Jane Run, GreenLayer, Miller, Fox 2, Clif Bar, TV 36, Powerade, a Corrigan Sports Event, Sunshine Rafting).
The East Bay Conservation Corps (EBCC) is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland with the mission to promote youth development and community service. Through service-learning, the EBCC engages young people in their educational and personal development while addressing real environmental and social issues.
Solar Richmond develops green-collar jobs, clean energy, and economic opportunity through solar installation training and innovative job creation to empower emerging leaders of the green economy.
Urban Habitat envisions a society where all people live in economically and environmentally healthy neighborhoods. Clean air, land and water are recognized as fundamental human rights. Meaningful employment honors a worker’s right to dignity and a living wage with benefits. Effective public transportation and land-use planning connect people to the resources, opportunities and services to thrive. Affordable housing provides a healthy and safe home for all. And quality education prepares visionary leaders to strengthen our democracy with new ideas, energy and commitment.
Reconnecting America is a national non-profit organization that is working to integrate transportation systems and the communities they serve, with the goal of generating lasting public and private returns, improving economic and environmental efficiency, and giving consumers more housing and mobility choices. Reconnecting America provides both the public and private sectors with an impartial, fact-based perspective on development-oriented transit and transit-oriented development, and seeks to reinvent the planning and delivery system for building regions and communities around transit and walking rather than solely around the automobile.