Berkeley Green Home EXPO – Local Cleantech Support

Cleantechblog is sponsoring the Berkeley Green Home EXPO coming up in April. We are excited to see local support for energy tech and cleantech, and are happy to support Berkeley’s efforts in sustainability, solar, clean energy and cleantech. Announcement below:
Energy Independence to Be Focus of Berkeley’s 3rd Annual Green Home EXPO
Panel to be moderated by Mayor Tom Bates, with representatives from California Energy Commission, PV-NOW, Cal State/East Bay, and PG&E
Berkeley, CA – With their Zero Greenhouse Gas goals in mind, the City of Berkeley will be hosting the third annual Green Home EXPO and Energy Symposium on Saturday, April 29th from 12 noon to 5 pm, in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park next to the Saturday Farmer’s Market.

The main event will be a panel discussion titled, “Can We Achieve Energy Independence? Actions and Consequences” moderated by Mayor Tom Bates. Long an advocate on behalf of environmental causes, Mayor Bates will bring to light many new ideas on greenhouse gas reduction through discussion with panelists with backgrounds in science, politics, energy, and the environment.

Panelists include: Karina Garbesi of Cal State/East Bay Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies: California Energy Commissioner John L. Geesman, David Hochschild, Executive Director of PV-NOW!, and Hal La Flash, PG&E’s Director of Renewable Energy Policy and Planning.

Radio station KPFA will record this panel discussion for broadcast.

Other activities at this event will include a Zero Waste Art Contest, and a Solar home Design Contest. There will be free recycling for electronic waste, household batteries, fluorescent lighting, and mercury thermometers, and a Safe Medicine Disposal collection. There will also be a number for free swaps and give-aways. Admission is free and open to the public.

For complete details on the contests and give-aways, visit or email

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