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 »

EcoHouse Living Roof Is Featured in Berkeleyside

EcoHouse Living Roof Is Featured in Berkeleyside
Berkeleyside put out a list of “Berkeley’s secret rooftop gardens,” which includes the EcoHouse garden shed living roof. While some of the rooftops listed by Berkeleyside are not accessible to the public, you check out the EcoHouse garden roof up close by attending one of our tours. Look out for an upcoming Ecological Design, or… Read more »

Berkeleyside Profiles Longtime Blue Heron Staffer Aaron Betesh

Berkeleyside Profiles Longtime Blue Heron Staffer Aaron Betesh
If you shop at the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets, you might have been tantalized by Blue Heron Farms’ beautiful produce: thick orange carrots, juicy baby bok choy, luscious curly kale, tender lettuce, and gorgeous flower bouquets are some of them. Berkeley Bites interviewed Aaron Betesh, an East Bay resident who has been selling Blue Heron’s produce… Read more »