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EcoBlock Celebrates National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

The EcoBlock team stands with local residents, partners, and all those working for environmental justice. We celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic/Latinx community and will work to create an equitable, sustainable future for all.

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EcoBlock Celebrates LGBTQ Pride

The EcoBlock team is honored to celebrate Pride Month 2022. As we work to develop and share community energy knowledge, we applaud the contributions of the LGBTQ community while recognizing that LGBTQ justice is integral to climate justice.

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Celebrating Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month honors the culture, history and contributions of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians in the United States. The EcoBlock team joins our partners in celebrating the contributions of, and recognizing the challenges faced by, the AANHPI community.

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EcoBlock Celebrates Earth Day

The EcoBlock team is delighted to celebrate Earth Day and Earth Month 2022! Join in the fun as EcoBlock’s Miriam Aczel shares ideas for celebrating Earth Day and honoring the environment in our community.

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Event Recap: ‘Getting to Zero: Trends in the Built Environment’

The Oakland EcoBlock team recently participated in a panel discussion at the 2022 Diversity in Tech Symposium. EcoBlock’s Eunice Chung provides a recap of the discussion, which considered decarbonization in the built environment through the lenses of business, policy, and research.

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Goodbye Gas? The Benefits of Phasing Out Natural Gas in Homes

Electrification—the process of replacing fossil fuel technologies with ones that run on electricity—is making strides in California. In line with this aim, EcoBlock is phasing out natural gas on the block. Learn why moving towards all-electric is a win-win: it creates a healthier community and planet.

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EcoBlock Tree Guide: Decorating the Block

Picking a tree is a matchmaking game. Sherwood Design Engineers is gathering a list of the best tree options for the Oakland EcoBlock that have relatively low water usage, low isoprene emissions, and high resiliency in a changing climate. Learn more about Sherwood’s tree selection process for EcoBlock.