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Sustainability & Climate

As regional and national leaders in sustainability, climate action and climate resilience, we create partnerships and programs to ensure the health and future of our communities.

The choices we make today have a profound impact on the future of our environment.

At Alameda County, we take that responsibility seriously.

The Office of Sustainability spearheads partnerships and initiatives for a cleaner, greener and more resilient future in Alameda County.

Climate Action

Climate change affects us all, posing risks to the health and safety of our communities. Our ambitious goals and innovative practices are helping us make progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations and in preparing for a changing climate.

Climate Resilience

Warmer temperatures, wildfires, rising tides: Climate change poses real and increasing threats to our homes, our infrastructure and our communities. We’re at work on strategies and solutions for a prepared, resilient County.

Sustainable Purchasing

What we buy has an impact on the environment and our community. That’s why we make it our policy to buy smarter, healthier and greener. Learn about our green purchasing policies and practices, including how you can help recycle or reuse County office furniture and equipment.

Green Building

We’re working in partnership with all County agencies to make our buildings more sustainable and more efficient to run. Our standard for new buildings is LEED® Silver certification, and we have almost a dozen award-winning examples of how to build greener, healthier facilities.

Waste & Recycling

At GSA, we’re committed to reducing the amount of trash that goes into landfill. To create less waste, we’re recycling, composting and reusing more. Find out more about what we’ve accomplished and learn how you can play your part.

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The purpose of this plan, a requirement of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is to identify the natural hazards in our area, determine how they will impact our community, and develop strategies to lessen the effect of those hazards and create a more disaster resilient Alameda County.