Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA)
Oct 03, 2023 12:30 PM
Ruth Abbe
Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA)

Ruth Abbe is a grassroots leader with Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA). CASA was formed in 2008 to assist the City of Alameda in implementing its Local Action Plan for Climate Protection. CASA works closely with City staff, elected officials, the school district and other non-profits and advocates for policies and programs including:
 Zero Waste Implementation Plan (2009)
 70% recycling rate at Alameda schools (2009-2012)
 Commercial and multifamily organics outreach and education
 Ban on single use plastic food ware (2018)
 Climate Emergency Declaration (2019)

 Increase to the City’s storm water fee to raise funds for sea level rise mitigation (2019)

 New award-winning Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (2019)
 Social vulnerability assessment (2019)
 San Francisco Bay Hope Spot (2019)
 100% carbon free power provided by Alameda’s municipal utility (2020)
 Alameda Transportation Choices Plan (2018) and Alameda Active Transportation Plan (2022)
 Equitable Building Decarbonization Plan (2023)
 Alameda Reusables-To-Go Pilots (2022-23) and Rethink Disposable Campaign (2020-23)

Ruth will provide an update on CASA programs and CASA’s Rotary grants