About

Mission

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 Alameda’s Local Action Plan for Climate Protection (to reduce Alameda’s carbon emissions to 25% below 2005 levels by the year 2020) and to increase community sustainability and well-being.

History

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.

The CASA steering committee meets at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in Room 360 at City Hall. Most activities are carried out through our committees.

Vision

By 2020 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 25 % 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.

Using less energy and resources, 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.

Contact Us

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For additional inquiries, you may also reach us directly at info@casa-alameda.org

Special thanks to all of our website contributors!

Content & Writers:

Debi Ryan | Ruth Abbe | Pat Potter

Web Design and Programming:

Rand Wrobel | Amanda Belle Tan | Maria van Lieshout

Photographers:

Hans Dieter Siebert | Amandine De Dine | Jessica Warren | Vikki Phillips | Jim Grigg  Alameda Bicycle |