CASA (Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda) is a community-wide coalition dedicated to raising awareness, mobilizing community action, and facilitating the implementation of programs to achieve the goal of Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (to reduce Alameda’s carbon emissions to 50% below 2005 levels by the year 2030) and to increase community sustainability and well-being.
In 2005 community members petitioned the City of Alameda to develop a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The City formed a Climate Action Task Force with members representing:
- Public Utilities Board
- Transportation Commission
- Planning Board
- Economic Development Commission
- Franchised Hauler
- General Public
In February 2008 City Council adopted the Local Action Plan for Climate Protection. In October 2008 community members, with the support of City staff and elected officials, formed Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda. In 2018, CASA petitioned the City of Alameda to update its climate action plan and declare a climate emergency. In March 2019 the City Council adopted a Climate Emergency Declaration and in September 2019 adopted the Climate Action and Resiliency Plan which sets a path towards climate neutrality by 2030.
The CASA steering committee meets at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month via Zoom. All are welcome! Most activities are carried out through our committees. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
- Zero Waste
- Climate Education
- San Francisco Bay Hope Spot
- CASA Youth
- Green Schools
- Resilience Hubs
By 2030 the City of Alameda will be a community whose actions are based on the principles of sustainability and carbon neutrality. We will have met, or exceeded, our community’s goal of reducing carbon emissions to 50% below 2005 levels. We will continue to challenge ourselves to conform to or surpass emissions goals and standards established internationally, nationally, and by the State of California.
We will progressively become a more environmentally conscious, resilient, abundant, and sustainable community achieving for now and for future generations the highest feasible standards for the well-being of Alameda’s residents, its bioregion, and the Earth as a whole.
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