Protecting Berkeley's Water Resources
As the demand for water in California grows, so does the demand for energy: water-related energy use consumes 19% of the state's electricity, 30 percent of its natural gas, and 88 billion gallons of diesel fuel every year.
What you can do: By reducing water use, you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to Berkeley’s Climate Action movement. Here are some resources to help you to reduce your water consumption.
City of Berkeley
Other Local Resources
- East Bay Municipal Utility District EBMUD Berkeley's local water and utility company has a list of Water Smart Tips for reducing your water consumption. To get free water-saving devices, stop by the district office, 375 11th St., Oakland. Phone 866-403-2683
- StopWaste.Org is the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board that operate as one public agency. Find tools for creating a beautiful and healthy Bay-Friendly garden while fostering soil health, conserving water, reducing waste and preventing pollution. Phone: 510-891-6500 and press 0
Other Related Topics
- Climate Action Plan
Adopted by the Berkeley City Council on June 2, 2009, the Berkeley Climate Action Plan is the result of the community-based climate action campaign that the Berkeley voters set in motion. The plan is rooted in the vision for a sustainable Berkeley that not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions but also creates a local vibrant, healthy community.
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