UC Berkeley Reaches Climate Target – Two Years Ahead of Schedule

UC Berkeley Reaches Climate Target - Two Years Ahead of Schedule
Congratulations to UC Berkeley, whose campus sustainability leaders announced this month that they had successfully met their target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2014! As they completed their audit for 2012, they found that they are now 7% below 1990 levels. How did they do it? They attributed the reductions to… Read more »

LED Streetlights Will Pay for Themselves, Reduce City’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

LED Streetlights Will Pay for Themselves, Reduce City's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The City of Berkeley will be looking brighter, and lighter some carbon emission pounds, come January. The plan is to replace the old, yellow-hued sodium streetlights with bright, energy efficient LED lights. The 8,000 streetlights add up to a lot of energy used by the city, and cost savings on the energy bill are expected… Read more »

Sunday Streets Berkeley Returns, 10/13/13

Sunday Streets Berkeley Returns, 10/13/13
The best Sunday in Berkeley is almost here! Sunday Streets Berkeley will bring car-free fun to two miles of Shattuck Avenue in Downtown Berkeley, this Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm. That means two miles’ worth of activities, music, and local businesses to discover, whether you are on foot or two wheels. Check out… Read more »

Moving Beyond Cars: Making Our Streets More Livable, 10/3/13

Moving Beyond Cars: Making Our Streets More Livable, 10/3/13
Come enjoy a series of short films celebrating transportation solutions from around the world and share ideas to create more livable streets here in the Bay Area. We’ll be inspired by films from places near and far, where biking, pedestrian and transit systems have made cities healthier and more enjoyable, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.… Read more »

Yosemite Fire Brings Climate Change Closer to Home

Yosemite Fire Brings Climate Change Closer to Home
It’s reassuring to think of climate change as happening somewhere else, preferably in places where you have no contacts, no history, and no plans of visiting. The less personal, the easier it is to look the other way. Last year, millions of people weren’t given the option of turning a cheek as Superstorm Sandy barreled… Read more »