Environmental Programs Events

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.

2022 Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup 

What a day!Have fun with family, friends and neighbors, Cleaning up the Beach! Come to the Earth Day Shoreline Clean Up at Shorebird Park in Emeryville on Sunday April 24th any time from 9 a.m. to noon.

Bring ‘em if you got ‘em:

Collection buckets and/or bags, garden claw, and reusable water bottle, coffee mug, and wear layers, sunscreen, hat and work gloves. Additional tools will be available for use until supplies run out.

Check back here or contact Matt Anderson at zerowaste@emeryville.org for more information.

2022 Bulky Spring Cleanup April 11 & 12

WM Bulky PickupAll properties in single-family neighborhoods can participate in the free citywide "Spring Cleanup" bulky pickup event, scheduled for April 11 and 12. Place your bulky items (no more than two cubic yards, approximately 16 trash bags) at your curb on your regularly scheduled pickup day for removal. Please see here for additional pickup guidelines. 

If you have questions, please contact Waste Management customer service or Matt Anderson at zerowaste@emeryville.org

2021 Coastal Cleanup in Honor of Nora DavisCCDStarfish2021

The annual Emeryville Coastal Cleanup is on for 2021! This year’s cleanup is in honor of Nora Davis, 27-year Councilmember and environmental advocate. The Cleanup will happen next Saturday, September 18th, 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 tools must be returned by noon. 

The event will follow all local, state, and federal safety protocols. Please review the COVID-19 self-assessment checklist and safety protocol prior to attending the event. 

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 be available for those who can not.

Where: 2333 Powell Street (next to Fire Station)
When: 9 a.m. and on (rolling start)
Bring: Reusable water bottle, collection bags/pails, garden digging claw, work gloves
Wear: Sturdy shoes, layers, sunscreen, hat, mask

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.  

2019 & 2020 - Ongoing consideration of reach codes at public City of Emeryville Sustainability Committee meetings.

October 19, 2020 - Public webinar soliciting feedback on proposed energy and building material reach codes. 

March 2, 2021 - City of Emeryville City Council consideration of proposed building materials and energy reach codes. 

April 21, 2021 - Public webinar on energy reach codes as they pertain to the life sciences sector.


Emeryville Earth Day 2020: Connecting Climate and Health

Earth Day began in 1970, as a response to increasing public consciousness about the state of the planet. Images the Apollo astronauts shared, of a fragile, interconnected blue sphere in space changed the way we viewed our planet and environment.

Fifty years later, the efforts to protect and restore earth’s ecosystems are ongoing, and with thanks to individual and group action, are increasingly effective. Each one of us is a necessary part of this change. 

This year, the focus of Earth Day has shifted from community events and volunteerism to online action and engagement. We invite you to play Emeryville Earth Day Bingo (prizes available) and visit the Emeryville Virtual Recreation Center for virtual events and resources that celebrate and support our families, our communities, and our environment.

Click here to learn more about Earth Day and play Emeryville Earth Day Bingo. For questions or to learn how to get involved in future Emeryville environmental events, please send an email to nhumphrey@emeryville.org