For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Marna Schwartz, Office of Energy and Sustainable Development, (510) 981-7473


Berkeley, California (Wednesday, October 06, 2010) - Berkeley residents are getting their hands dirty on October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) to support a day of climate action. Berkeley is joining people from over 165 different countries who are setting aside a few hours of the weekend to pick up shovels and caulking-guns-- as well as phones, pens and clip boards-- to demonstrate their dedication to a sustainable future.

On 10/10/10, Berkeley residents will make a difference locally by planting gardens, upgrading building to be energy efficient, learning how to make solar ovens, restoring native plants alongside our creeks, fixing and riding bikes and celebrating our accomplishments all in the name of climate change solutions! Come join your neighbors, local businesses and schools to transform Berkeley into an environmentally sustainable, vibrant and healthy community. 

More than 19 work parties are happening across Berkeley. Residents are invited to sign up for work parties, a few highlights include:

And many more! Check out a map of Berkeley work parties and find out which work parties that are looking for volunteers here!

At 3:00 on Sunday, following the work parties, the public is invited to gather at Martin Luther King Park (at Civic Center) for a community picnic to celebrate Berkeley's commitment to carbon reduction and a green economy, with speakers including Mayor Tom Bates and environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill, as well as live music and kids' activities.

For a full list of events and information on how you can participate, visit: