Our projects ensure the diverse voices of impacted residents make an impact on local toxics reduction and neighborhood planning for local benefits. We have a twenty-year track record of successful partnerships, collaborative problem-solving, and leadership development.

Outdoor Air Quality

Owning Our Air: The West Oakland Community Action Plan

As one of the first state-wide legislative mandates that impacted communities must be involved in the creation and enforcement of policy and regulation, Owning Our Air serves as a model for community-influenced redevelopment across the country.

Three steering committee members stand over a large table viewing a map of Oakland.

Indoor air quality

Induction Cooktop Teaching Project

Our upstart Induction Cooktop Teaching Program fuses hands-on learning with classroom curriculum to help 4th-12th grade students understand the daily impact of gas cooking on their family’s health and our climate. Through lessons on biology, environmental science, magnetism, and demonstration cooking, the ICTP puts alternatives to the polluting fossil fuel infrastructure directly in the hands of Oakland families.

A teacher and teenage student stand at the front of a classroom demonstrating climate science.

Climate Resilience

Oakland Shoreline Leadership Academy

We put the power of shoreline planning into the hands of the people. As sea levels rise and climate change continues its march, West Oakland’s communities face imminent risk from flooding, toxic and hazardous waste, and other issues affecting the Oakland shoreline.

In 2021, WOEIP launched the first ever Oakland Shoreline Leadership Academy to ensure local residents have a voice in shoreline planning.

15 students of mixed ages stand atop a large green viewing deck behind a green metal railing, smiling and waving at the camera on a sunny afternoon.