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Transportation Task Force Group

Would you like to be involved with the Transportation Task Force? E-mail us at
The Transportation sub-group is focused on sustainability issues related to public transit, car and ride sharing, bicycle use, and reduction of tranportation related emissions.

Initial Efforts

  • Alameda ride sharing: Create an online resource to connect Alamedans interested in non-commuting ride sharing opportunities.
  • Use CASA website, and other communication tools, to increase awareness of and promote the website.  SUCCESS STORY! – see links below!
  • Carpooling: Improve and increase safe and legal carpooling opportunities.  NEW! – See link below for information on carpooling in Alameda and around the Bay Area.
  • Car sharing: Work with car share providers to establish and/or expand service within Alameda.
  • Walk and Roll to School: Work with AUSD and PTA to promote and expand these programs at all schools.
  • Alameda Shuttle Service: Advocate for a feasibility study for a shuttle bus service to serve Alameda.

Alameda Advocacy Groups and Local Information

Local/Regional Transit and Carpooling Opportunities

  • 511 – Centralized information on transit, traffic, ride sharing and bicycling.
    • – homepage
    • 511 TakeTransit Trip Planner – an automated tool for planning public transit trips in the Bay Area
    • 511 Transit – unified information from all Bay Area tranist agencies, including maps, schedules, fares, and much more.
  • AC Transit – local line 19, 50, 51, and 63 as well as transbay service on lines O, OX, and W.
  • East Bay Ferries – Alameda/Oakland and Harbor Bay
  • BART
  • Amtrak – out of Oakland and Emeryville
  • Paratransit – Information on the City of Alameda’s Paratransit service, or contact the Mastick Senior Center at 510-747-7500.
  • Casual Carpools – Information on casual carpools in the Bay Area.  There is a casual carpool in Alameda at the corner of Encinal Ave. and Park Street (northwest corner)
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Recycling & Waste Task Force Group

Would you like to be involved with the Recycling & Waste Task Force? E-mail us at
The Waste and Recycling sub-group is focused on sustainability issues related to the four “R’s” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot.

Initial Efforts

  • Establish a Freecycle Cafe: Form an online listing/community where Alamedans can communicate to barter or exchange goods.
  • Establish an online listing of Alameda specific Recycling and Reuse opportunities: Provide information on where, in Alameda, to recycle materials, where to find recyclable products, etc.
  • Add Alameda Freecycle to listings: Expand the visibility of Alameda Freecycle by listing in the Stopwaste county guide and on their website.  To learn more about Alameda Freecycle go here.
  • Stop Junkmail: Make Alamedans aware of services that help reduce junkmail and encourage participation.  Where possible establish partnership(s) with CASA and these organizations.  SUCCESS STORY: To get started now, check out the links listed below .
  • Food Scrap Recycling: Develop and implement an outreach program to educate Alameda residents on the benefits of this program and how to do it effectively.
  • Recycling in Schools: Develop and implement recycling programs in Alameda schools.

Related Links

Alameda Freecycle


-Do it yourself with the Stopwaste guide or the Stop Junk Mail Kit

-Services that will stop junk mail for a fee: Greendimes41poundsCatalog ChoiceDMAchoice


– Yellow Pages Go Green
Stopwaste or the Stopwaste Recycling Guide for Alameda County
California Integrated Waste Management Board

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Education & Outreach Task Force Group

Would you like to be involved with the Education & Outreach Task Force? E-mail us at

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Food & Water Task Force Group

Would you like to be involved with the Food & Water Task Force? E-mail us at
The Food & Water sub-group is focused on sustainability issues related to food and water, such as local food production and water conservation.


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Zero Waste

This is the Zero Waste page.

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Faith-Based Outreach

This is the Faith-Based Outreach page.

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Education & Outreach


Alameda Schools Go Green – a group designed to serve as a conduit for green-related sharing– information, advocacy, inspiration
Alameda Global Warming Checklist and Resource List – Great handout for community outreach events, for distribution at schools, place of worship, community groups, make available to customers at your business, etc.

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Food & Water




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