Collaboration between the university and the city on sustainability issues is at the center of tonight’s discussion. Photo: Tracey Taylor

The second event in The University and the City: Ideas for Partnership, a fall series of evening discussions, will be held tonight on The Environmentally Sustainable City.

Jason Mark, Editor of Earth Island Journal, with moderate a panel of Timothy Burroughs, Climate Action Coordinator for the City of Berkeley, Lisa McNeilly, Director of Sustainability, UC Berkeley, Jason Trager, Environmental Sustainability Director, Graduate Student Assembly, and Claire Evans, lead coordinator of the UC Berkeley Compost Alliance.

Tonight’s panel will focus on ways in which the city and university can collaborate on sustainability issues, including transportation, energy conservation, zero waste and housing. The discussion will start at 7 p.m. at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street.

The series, sponsored by the Office of Mayor Tom Bates, Councilmembers Laurie Capitelli, Darryl Moore and Susan Wengraf, UC Berkeley Office of Government and Community Relations, Berkeley City College, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Berkeley Association, Telegraph Business Improvement District, Livable Berkeley, and Berkeleyside, is exploring various aspects of the relationship between the university and the city.

To find out what is going on in Berkeley and nearby, be sure to check out Berkeleyside’s Events Calendar. We also encourage you to submit your own events.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...