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A History of Success – The Collaborative

In 2004, Pacific Institute, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention, Urban Habitat, and the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project initiated a broad planning process with key stakeholders to develop a regional strategy to reduce diesel pollution. That planning process culminated in the formation of DDDC.

DDDC's Steering Committee continues to organize General Member Meetings that bring together collaborative members, public agency representatives, community members and other stakeholders to explore diverse topics relevant to reducing diesel emissions in environmental justice communities throughout the Bay Area. These meetings help maintain a strong educational and strategic diesel network for those working on reducing diesel emission. The Steering Committee, which consists of the community-based members of the Collaborative, also provides overall leadership for the Collaborative by setting operational policy (e.g., participant stipend eligibility) and directing sustainability efforts.

The DDDC has long been led, shaped and driven by its members, most of whom contribute their time on an in-kind or volunteer basis. In fact, it is only in the last few years that the DDDC has obtained several program grants, each of which has considerably amplified DDDC’s effectiveness. From 2010-2013, DDDC received a three-year capacity building grant from the San Francisco Foundation's Strength From Within program for environmental justice organizations. Upon completion of the program, DDDC reassessed and clarified its Collaborative identity; updated its internal processes and guidelines for membership; and increased the leadership and organizational capacity of DDDC member organizations, Steering Committee members and staff. Here are some documents with more information about DDDC's internal infrastructure.

  • To learn more about DDDC's membership guidelines, click here for the 2013 Membership at a Glance document.
  • To learn more about DDDC's committees and its scope of responsibilities, click here for the 2013 Committees at a Glance document.
  • To learn more about DDDC's principles of collaboration, click here for the 19 Rules of the Road document that came out of an all-member meeting in December 2011.


DDDC continues to seek out funding to build on its past successes in reducing emissions and fuel consumption. DDDC’s fiscal sponsor is the San Francisco Study Center, a 501(c)(3) organization. We currently receive funding from the San Francisco Foundation and Center for Environmental Health.

This website was made possible with funding from Regional Asthma Management and Prevention provided by The California Endowment and The California Wellness Foundation.

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