Upcoming Events: 

  • Making A Healthier Home Community Workshop: Did you know that indoor air quality is typically 2-5 times worse than outdoor air quality, and can worsen common illnesses such as allergies and asthma? At this one hour workshop, learn how to make your home healthier, safer, energy efficient, and more comfortable.

Sunday November 17, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 PM 

Albany Community Center (1249 Marin Ave.) 

Get Involved!

The Sustainability Division hosts a number of annual events for the community to enjoy and learn about our local environment.

  • Neighborhood Park Clean-Up Days
    The Friends of Albany Parks Program puts on clean-up events where community members to get involved with the care, maintenance and beautification of their favorite neighborhood park.

  • Compost Giveaway
    The City of Albany, in partnership with Waste Management of Alameda County, holds an annual compost giveaway.

  • CC DayCoastal Cleanup Day (3rd Saturday in September): Join over 200 volunteers to clean our local waterfront. This annual event is located at the foot of Buchanan Street at the Albany Waterfront Park Trail.

  • Earth Day Shoreline CleanupThe City partners with local groups to conduct a shoreline cleanup falling on Earth Day weekend.

  • Solano StrollHeld the second Sunday of September annually. The City booth includes a variety of environmental education materials and tools.

  • Citywide Garage Sale: Here is your opportunity to make some spending cash, and turn what you consider trash into someone else’s treasure! The citywide garage sale is held each May. The City will conduct all publicity, and advertising materials will be given to all participating residents.

Resources for a More Sustainable Lifestyle! 

The following resources can help Albany residents lead a more sustainable lifestyle. 

  • Carbon-Free Albany: Sign up for Carbon-Free Albany, and start taking actions that reduce your environmental impact, save money, and increase the comfort of your home! Sign up today at carbonfreealbany.org

  • BAAQMD Clean Cars for All ProgramThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Clean Cars for All Program is offering incentives for income qualified Bay Area residents to retire their older vehicle and replace it with a hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or battery electric vehicle, or to get a Clipper Card for public transit. The Clean Cars for All Program is open and accepting applications. Find out if you are eligible and apply today! 

  • Opt Up for 100% Renewable Electricity: For just one penny per kWh (about $4 more per month for the average customer) you can Opt Up to EBCE's Renewable 100 electricity service, which provides  your home with 100% renewable electricity sourced from solar and wind power generated in California. By doing so, you’ll be supporting local renewable energy generation, and powering your home with 100% renewable energy. 

    To learn more about your options, visit EBCE or call 1-833-699-3223.