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While my home turf of Berkeley CA has an active Sustainable Business Working Group, convened by Mayor Tom Bates’ commitment to have Berkeley be the greenest city in the country (what that means is in itself an interesting question), its neighbor to the south isn’t sitting still.
[WorldChanging]:
Oakland, California, ought to lead the world in transforming itself into a model of urban sustainability, says Rainforest Action Network founder Randy Hayes. And to get there, Hayes and Mayor Jerry Brown are developing a 100-year action plan to get there:
‘As Mayor Jerry Brown’s sustainability director, Hayes envisions an Oakland that recycles all of its trash by 2020, is fully powered by alternative energy by 2030 and has drastically reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.’