In February of 2008, the City Council adopted a Resolution setting a greenhouse gas reduction goal of 25% below the 2005 baseline level. The City Council also adopted the Local Action Plan for Climate Protection.
In 2009, Alameda joined the East Bay Green Corridor, a partnership of cities, universities, community college districts, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to develop and expand the regional green economy.
In recent years, the City has worked to promote and implement a number of strategies to reduce both the City's and the community's carbon footprint.
September 2010 - Final Draft of the Bicycle Master Plan presented for comment
August 2010 - the City partnered with the Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) to present the findings of the Zero Waste Implementation Plan
July 2010 - Alameda designated a Preserve America Community for historic preservation and sustainability efforts
July 2010 - all City-owned boats began operating on a low-sulfur blend of bio-diesel
February 2010 - the City Council adopted the Street Tree Master Plan and tree matrix
August 2009 and April 2009 - Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) added two landfill-gas- to-energy projects to its ultra-clean portfolio.
January 2009 - the City updated the Transportation Element of the General Plan to reflect the goals and objectives of the City's Local Action Plan for Climate Protection
September 2010 - awarded $250,000 in funds from the California Strategic Growth Council to create a citywide Master Urban Greening Plan
2009 - awarded $640,000 in Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds
2007-2010 - awarded $1.6 million from various funding sources for the installation of Smart Cameras at key intersections to reduce idle time and improve traffic flow
2005/6, 2007/8 - awarded funds to implement signal coordination (idle reduction) programs on Park Street and Constitution Way
October 2009 - adoption of an ordinance that amended the Alameda Municipal Code to include the 2008 California Green Building Standards Code
May 2009 - adoption of the Civic Bay-Friendly Landscaping Ordinance to promote sustainable landscaping practices for civic and public/private partnerships that exceed $100,000 in construction costs
February 2010 - the City Council adopted a Resolution authorizing the City's participation in the CaliforniaFIRST Program promoting energy efficiency