Berkeley school news — in brief.
Kids of all ages took to the streets in Berkeley and San Francisco to demand action on climate change.
First, Berkeley banned Styrofoam. Then it joined in the wave to ditch plastic bags. Tuesday night, city leaders voted to jettison, in large part, disposable plastic foodware.
In November, most residents were switched over to the new East Bay Community Energy provider.
A proposal before the School Board this week could bring more climate-change lessons and compost bins into schools.
Natural gas pollutes more than electricity per dollar, yet PG&E only allows cities to tax them the same. As an incentive to switch to electricity, customers should pay more for gas
The backyard shed is made out of a cheap, earthen material similar to adobe and not recognized in the building code.
More than 100 people turned out Monday night to offer feedback to the city of Berkeley, which is updating its Bicycle Plan for the first time in over a decade.
The Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a new law Tuesday night aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making local buildings more sustainable, but included carve-outs — at least initially — for properties with up to four units.
Berkeley is one of 50 communities across the country selected as a semifinalist for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition to reduce energy use with a $5 million prize for the winning community. Berkeley is one of six Northern California cities in the competition, with other semifinalists coming from 26 states.
Later this month, the Berkeley City Council is slated to approve a new law — designed to increase building sustainability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions — that will mandate new fees and recurring energy assessments for local property owners.
Douglas Gayeton's new book is a dictionary of sorts, albeit with gorgeous images. He hopes it will change the way we make and consume food.