Green Building

Build It Green

Build It Green is a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California. They offer a comprehensive package of local government support, professional training, collaboration forums, consumer education, and green product marketing to a range of stakeholders.

Green Jobs

Green For All

Green For All is a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Green For All is dedicated
to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. They work in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people
at the center of our agenda.

US Department of Labor – Green Jobs Page

The US Department of Labor has put together a Green Jobs page for information regarding programs and legislation centered around Green Jobs.


Alameda County Computer Resource Center

ACCRC recycles anything that you can lug into a power outlet (everything except large appliances). They will attempt to fix your equipment and then give
it away to someone who is unable to afford to one. If they are unable to reuse your equipment, it will be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. is the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board operating as one public agency. Businesses and institutions in Alameda County can team up with the StopWaste Partnership to participate in a free, award-winning program that provides expert support and funding to prevent waste, conserve energy and water, and use all resources more efficiently.
Social Justice

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America. Based in Oakland, California, they promote positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through their four cutting-edge campaigns: Books Not Bard, Green Collar Jobs, Heal The Streets, and Soul Of The City.

Prevention Institute

The Prevention Institute was founded in 1997 to address complex health and social issues. We move beyond approaches that target individuals, one person at a time, to create systematic, comprehensive strategies that change the conditions that impact community health. Prevention Institute believes that a prevention approach that draws on all the necessary stakeholders is necessary to ensure that prevention efforts are systematic and comprehensive. By linking practices from public health, education, urban planning, social work, and other fields, communities can create conditions for healthier living.
Sustainable Business & Local Living Economies
The American Independent Business Alliance

The American Independent Business Alliance is a national 501c3 non-profit organization helping communities launch and successfully operate an
Independent Business Alliance® (IBA), “buy independent, buy local” campaigns, pro-local policies, and other initiatives to support local entrepreneurs and vibrant local economies.

B Corporation

B Corporation is a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Participating businesses must
meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental standards via the B Rating System.

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

BALLE strives to catalyze, strengthen and connect networks of locally owned independent businesses dedicated to building strong Local Living Economies. BALLE believes in the power of local businesses to transform communities for the better by working cooperatively toward a shared vision.

Buy Local Berkeley

Buy Local Berkeley is a collaborative of merchant associations and individual small business owners in Berkeley. They educate about the cultural, environmental, community and economic benefits of shopping at locally owned and operated businesses. Their goal is to inspire people to shift their spending to Berkeley businesses whenever possible.

Corporation 20/20

Corporation 20/20 is a forum of leading thinkers, practitioners and advocates; construct positive and plausible visions of the future corporate form, and translate such visions into broad-based advocacy. Corporation 20/20 aims to create international benchmarks to inspire and guide governments, multilateral organizations, civil society and corporations themselves toward transformative change in corporate design.

East Bay Green Tours
East Bay Green Tours provides educational tours that demonstrate the sustainable economy in action, inspire support of local green businesses, and empower people to incorporate environmental responsibility and social justice into their personal and professional lives.
Go Co-Op

Go Co-Op is resource and directory for everything related to cooperative businesses. Find co-ops in your city.
The Green Business Program

The Green Business Program is a government program working with local agencies to recognize and assist businesses that operate in an environmentally friendly manner.
Green Chamber of Commerce

Green Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization for Bay Area green businesses.
Network of Bay Area Worker Coopertaives

NoBAWC is a grassroots organization of democratic workplaces dedicated to building workplace democracy in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. NoBAWC is comprised of small and medium-sized workplaces employing from a few to over 200 workers, representing diverse industries and sectors of the economy.
Oakland Grown

Oakland Grown Inspired by similar efforts around the country, Oakland Grown is a group of local business owners, artists, and engaged citizens committed
to strengthening Oakland’s local economy, social well being, and unique sense of place.
Sustainable Communities

Bay Localize

Bay Localize works to build a cooperative, inclusive movement toward regional self-reliance in the Easy Bay. They identify local opportunities, connect grassroots groups and policymakers, and advance projects that enhance regional self-reliance, sustainability, and equity. Bay Localize believes that vibrant local economies and healthy communities are the answer to our growing challenges.


Localwise Localwise is more than a job board—it’s the start of the Work Local Movement. By connecting local businesses with local talent, we not only build resumes, but also communities. The Work Local Movement is about helping local businesses, people, and communities thrive.