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Environmental Stewardship

We are part of the solution.

Environmental stewardship isn’t just about protecting shoreland properties, wildlife habitat, and public parks. It encompasses all issues related to the challenges of sustainability. We carefully study all of the impacts of a thriving economy to mitigate unintended negative impacts, including pollution (air, water, noise) and infrastructure wear and tear. As a result, dozens of innovative programs have emerged thanks to an array of creative, problem-centered partnerships and collaborations that work to identify, quantify, and meet these challenges. And, these same environmental interventions can be applied worldwide to help save energy, conserve precious, finite natural resources, and reduce our carbon footprint for future generations.

Here are some of the Port’s people and programs that are making a difference:

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Richard Sinkoff
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Director of Environmental Progams and Planning
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Thumbnail of Port of Oakland says hundreds of new jobs are on the way
Port of Oakland says hundreds of new jobs are on the way
March 21st, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – March 21, 2017: Industrial development will soon create hundreds of new jobs at the Port of Oakland.  The challenge: finding enough skilled workers to fill them.  That... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Bacon & Beer Festival meets Jack of All Trades fair at Jack London Square
Bacon & Beer Festival meets Jack of All Trades fair at Jack London Square
March 9th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – March 9, 2017:  The 4th annual Bacon & Beer Festival returns to Jack London Square this Saturday along with the monthly Jack of All Trades fair. Celebrating nostalgic... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Port of Oakland asks middle school's help with messy problem
Port of Oakland asks middle school's help with messy problem
March 7th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – March 7, 2017: A dozen of this city’s female middle schoolers visit the Port of Oakland tomorrow to learn.  A month later, they’ll be back – this... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Port of Oakland signs Blue & Gold Fleet for free harbor tours
Port of Oakland signs Blue & Gold Fleet for free harbor tours
March 3rd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – March 3, 2017:  Free Port of Oakland harbor tours will return in May with a new vessel operator.  The Port today announced an agreement with San Francisco-based... READ MORE