Alameda Certified as a “Blue City” by Non-Profit Project O

December 03 01:30 2021
Alameda Certified as a "Blue City" by Non-Profit Project O

Project O is pleased to award Alameda with a Blue City certification
Program Recognizes Cities Committed to Healthy Waterways and Oceans

Alameda, California – The non-profit organization Project O is proud to certify the City of Alameda as a “Blue City” through the Blue City Network (BCN), a certification process using a data-driven approach to assessing communities’ efforts towards protecting our world’s oceans. Upon certification, participants become part of the Blue City Network, a coalition of communities from around the world that collaborate in their ongoing quest to become true champions of the environment.

Alameda completed a thorough assessment of the city’s current environmental initiatives and programs, resulting in a rating based on the total cumulative score of points achieved. Alameda scored 375 points out of a possible 500, placing them in the Ocean Champion Tier. 

“We’re honored to welcome Alameda as the newest member of the Blue City Network.This certification shows that the city of Alameda has taken measurable steps to protect the waterways and oceans,” said Evelina Marchetti, Executive Director.

“Alameda is an innovative climate leader, both as a community and as a city government. This certification gives us the opportunity to showcase our work and reminds us to keep working to protect our waterways and coastal community for the future,” stated Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft.

The Blue City Network Certification allows communities to credibly and transparently track progress toward overall sustainability objectives. The assessment focuses on four solution areas: Waste Minimization; Climate Protection and Community Resilience; Water Quality and Efficiency; and Healthy Ecosystems. Participants also gain access to proven resources and blueprints provided by top environmental nonprofits, cities, and governmental agencies working with BCN. Other certified Blue Cities include Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, and Malibu.

The Blue City Network is supported by Project O, a non-profit, 501c3 organization founded by noted entrepreneur Rich German and based in the coastal town of Laguna Beach, California. By restoring, protecting, and sustaining the ocean and all that lives in it, Project O ensures the wellbeing of humankind now and for generations to come through various programs and projects, such as developing and supporting innovative partner programs for ocean conservation, and educating the next generation to protect the ocean and make cleaning up plastic pollution a priority.

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For more information, please contact Evelina Marchetti at [email protected]

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