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Office of Energy & Sustainable Development (OESD)
Office of Energy & Sustainable Development (OESD)

City Policies & Programs Topic Listing

Berkeley Climate Action Plan  - In 2006, Berkeley voters issued a call to action on the climate change challenge by overwhelmingly endorsing ballot Measure G. The mandate was simple but bold: Reduce our entire community’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 2000 levels by 2050. The Berkeley Climate Action Plan was written through a community-wide process and was adopted by City Council on June 2, 2009. The community’s target for the year 2020 is to reduce community-wide GHG emissions 33% (below 2000 levels).  [more...]

City of Berkeley Sustainability Policies & Model Programs - Over the years, the Berkeley City Council has adopted a number of resolutions and ordinances that have helped to increase the sustainability of the Berkeley Community. In addition, Berkeley has implemented model programs, and included sustainability principles in its Revised General Plan.  [more...]

Creating a Resilient Berkeley - A city's resilience is defined by the ability of the community to survive, adapt and thrive no matter what acute shock or chronic challenge it experiences. Advancing Berkeley's resilience requires working together to identify solutions that have multiple benefits and address multiple challenges at once.   [more...]

Green Business Certification - The OED supports sustainable business practices and partners with the Alameda County Green Business Program to offer support to local businesses that want to improve their environmental practices.  [more...]

Buy Local Berkeley - Buy Local Berkeley conducts niche marketing campaigns, public education and events to promote local, independent businesses. In addition, the network hosts business-to-business networking mixers, learning lunches on fundraising, staffing, marketing and other basic business skills, and other opportunities for information-sharing.


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