Friday, February 18, 2011

Committee on the Environment Forum: Berkeley Climate Action and the Built Environment

This presentation will provide an overview of the Berkeley Climate Action Plan, including the process for developing the plan and current efforts to implement it. Special emphasis will be placed on the built environment components of the document. Attendees will leave with an enhanced understanding of the role of local government in addressing climate change and specific steps the City of Berkeley is taking to be part of the solution.

Timothy Burroughs is the Climate Action Coordinator at the City of Berkeley. His role is to engage the community and the City government in the design and implementation of effective greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies. Timothy led the development of the Berkeley Climate Action Plan, which was adopted by City Council in June 2009.

Timothy came to the City of Berkeley from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. ICLEI is an international membership association of local governments working to find local solutions to global warming. There he managed the organization’s California-based efforts to provide policy and technical assistance to municipalities.

Prior to joining ICLEI Timothy worked at the U.S. EPA in Washington, DC. His role there was to assist with the development of the Climate Friendly Places program, an effort designed to educate and empower the public regarding the issues of climate change and air pollution through the facilitation of emissions inventories and educational workshops held in national parks.

Timothy served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa from 1999-2001.

He has a master’s degree in international environmental policy from The American University in Washington, D.C., and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland, USA.


Committee on the Environment Forum: Berkeley Climate Action and the Built Environment

Timothy Burroughs, Climate Action Coordinator for the City of Berkeley, will discuss the Berkeley climate action plan and the impact on the built environment.

Time: Noon - 1:30pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland

Contact: 510/464-3600 or Andrea Powell, Intl. Assoc. AIA

Cost: None; this program open to all.


For more information: 510/464-3600

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