The East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture & Commerce

The East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture & Commerce

Kate Rix

The Spirit of The Monthly Continues

As it enters its 50th year in business, The East Bay Monthly is in for another change with founder Karen Klaber leading the charge and recalling the publication’s rock-and-sock-em history from the early days to now.

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A Growing Passion

This summer, U.C. Berkeley made The Princeton Review’s “Green Honor Roll,” one of only 15 college campuses nationwide lauded for environmentally sound practices. Given Cal’s giant size—the sprawling campus covers 180 acres and serves 70,000 students, faculty, and staff—the achievement is all the more remarkable. We pinpoint exactly what makes the school so green, including a system-wide sustainability pledge, energy-saving buildings, organic meals in dining halls, campus Dumpster monitoring, and more. This upbeat story isn’t just a matter of local interest, by the way. Since California is seen as a leader in progressive energy policy, says U.C. sustainability manager Matthew St. Clair, our prominent universities set an example for others across the nation.

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