2008 City of Berkeley Annual Report
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Climate Action March

Berkeley Climate Action – Join Us! 

Berkeley residents recognize the magnitude of the climate change threat and are ready to get to work. In November 2006, 81% of Berkeley voters endorsed Measure G, which sets the goal of reducing our community’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. In Berkeley, transportation – mostly cars – are the largest source of emissions. After transportation, our emissions come from natural gas, electricity consumption, and landfill waste.

We can reduce our emissions, starting with these five things:

To calculate your carbon footprint, take the Climate Action Pledge, or read the draft Climate Action Plan, visit www.BerkeleyClimateAction.org

Green Programs for Residents

The City has a variety of programs available to residents and businesses that want to get a little greener, and we can refer you to many other services available to residents.

Call the Office of Energy and Sustainable Development for more details: 981-7400.

A Smaller City Footprint

Here are a few ways the City of Berkeley is reducing its own carbon footprint: