Environmental Programs Events

2022 Nora Davis Coastal Cleanup - Sept. 17th

The annual Emeryville Coastal Cleanup is on for 2022! This year’s cleanup is in honor of Nora Davis, 27-year Councilmember and environmental advocate. The Cleanup will happen Saturday, September 17th, starting 9:00 a.m. next to the Fire Station at 2333 Powell Street! Participants are welcomed to start after the 9 a.m. kickoff as they feel comfortable, however please note that all borrowed tools must be returned by noon. Snacks and prizes will be part of the fun!

We are encouraging you to download and use the CleanSwell App to easily log trash, paper forms and pencils will also be available. Please bring gloves, masks, and grabbing tools if you have them, limited supplies will also be available.

Wimage.pnghere: 2333 Powell Street (next to Fire Station)
When: 9 a.m. and on (rolling start)
Bring: Reusable water bottle, collection bags/pails, work gloves. Limited tools available for use. 
Wear: Sturdy shoes, layers, sunscreen, hat

Parking will be limited, please consider an alternate form of transportation such as walking, biking (racks noted below), public transit or new shared mobility options. We look forward to seeing you there!


Proposed Reach Codes for Energy and Building Construction

The Emeryville City Council will be considering several 'reach codes' to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted through building construction and operations. Reach codes are enhancements to the state building codes that have been proven to be cost-effective, and that help the city and state achieve our climate action goals. The reach codes currently being considered are primarily related to new construction, with a few requirements for existing buildings where related retrofits are being done. The intent is to enact changes in line with many other cities in the region, in order to make reduced-GHG building construction and operation achievable and cost-effective.  

Fall 2022: A proposed reach code for all new construction will be discussed at City Council.  More details will be provided as dates are known.

2022 Bike to Wherever Day 

Bike to Wherever Day 2022 is Friday, May 20! It’s the Bay Area’s biggest day for bicycling. Pledge to ride to get all the details, find your nearest energizer station, and get ready for the big day at the Bike East Bay website. 

As a part of the celebration Emeryville will be hosting three Energizer Stations from 7am-9am:

1) 40th & San Pablo
2) Horton & Stanford
3) 46th & Adeline

Energizer stations will have free snacks, water, bike tools, goodie bags, and a bike-powered smoothie at 46th & Adeline. Food generously donated by Pixar and Arizmendi Bakery. Stop on by to get your free swag and help celebrate Bay Area's biggest bicycling day of the year!

For more information or questions email manderson@emeryville.org and don't forget to check the Bike East Bay website for other energizer stations and after-work event locations.