Chabot Space & Science Center Saves Kilowatts!

By Lois Smith, CESC Marketing & Outreach Manager Michael Shelton, Director of Operations at Chabot Space & Science Center, meets me at his office to give me the scoop on their recent lighting retrofit with the SmartLights program. Michael is both a numbers guy...

Preaching the Gospel of Saving Water at Off the Grid

By Lois Smith, CESC Marketing & Outreach Manager It’s a lovely night in the parking lot of Pastime Hardware in El Cerrito, where my colleague Evan and I have set up our folding table and decorated it with a prize wheel, literature and surveys, and plenty of fun...

Aggregate THIS!

If you live in a single-family house, this scenario may be familiar to you: It’s Saturday afternoon, you’re doing chores. Someone wearing a polo shirt with a corporate name on it that you don’t recognize comes into your yard and knocks on your door. He says something...

Walking the Path to Zero Net Energy

According to Tim Flannery’s recent eye-opening book, Atmosphere of Hope,“If we continue emitting CO2 at the same rate, by 2100 ocean acidity will increase by about 150%, a rate that has not been experienced on Earth for at least 400,000 years.” Our atmosphere and...