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 A shelter-in-place order is in effect for all Alameda County residents. City facilities are closed and non-essential meetings and events are cancelled.  Find more information here.

 Upcoming Events: 

  •  Community Climate Action Meeting - January 26, 2020

Want to take climate action in 2020? Learn how! Join the City for a workshop at the Community Center on January 26, from 11am-1pm to learn easy steps you can take towards electrifying your home. We will also be kicking off the 2020 Carbon-Free Albany Challenge, from January until June. Learn more about the Carbon Free Albany platform (carbonfreealbany.org) and how you can reduce your carbon footprint. The team that has reduced the most carbon by the end of the challenge will receive a prize at a community celebration event! Light lunch provided. Register today!

  • Recycling 101 Crash Course - February 11, 2020

Confused about what goes where? Want to get the most out of your recycling efforts? 
Join us for a Recycling 101 crash course where attendees will learn about sustainable materials management, current recycling processes and markets, and local recycling and composting programs. 
More information and registration link to come. Until then, save the date! Register today!

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.