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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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Port of Oakland's clean-air vision: a path to zero-emissions
July 18th, 2018
Click here for the draft clean air plan Oakland, Calif. – July 18, 2018: The Port of Oakland announced today that it has embarked on a path to emissions-free cargo operations.  The... READ MORE
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Three new restaurants for Oakland’s Jack London Square
July 17th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – July 17, 2018: New restaurants are settling into Jack London Square this summer bringing international flavor to Oakland’s waterfront. Two have already opened with a third to... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland Board elects Cestra 'Ces' Butner as President
July 16th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – July 16, 2018: Oakland business leader Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board. The Board of Port Commissioners selected their colleague... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland boss affirms support for business with Japan
July 6th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – July 6, 2018: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle this week called for strengthening business ties with Japan. Addressing visitors from the Japanese Port of Hakata, Oakland’s... READ MORE