Urban Biofilter

  • CA


942 Clay Street
United States

About Us

Urban Biofilter is a small Oakland based non-profit which creates, implements, and advocates for biological systems solutions to pollution in urban areas.

As a collaborative team of ecological engineers, designers, and community organizers, we create environmental justice solutions. We engage with conventional public agency processes and transform them into dynamic grassroots campaigns utilizing new media, electronic communication, and ecological design solutions from the ground up.

Through empowerment with scientific and engineering knowledge, our community organizing campaigns empower underrepresented community members and neighborhoods to assess the ecological needs of their communities, to assert these needs to agencies and organizations, and to design grassroots solutions together when agencies fall short. We work to transform the technical language and bureaucratic processes used by government and scientists into effective and accessible tools.