First, Berkeley banned Styrofoam. Then it joined in the wave to ditch plastic bags. Tuesday night, city leaders voted to jettison, in large part, disposable plastic foodware.
Berkeley writer and activist Annie Leonard yesterday released the latest film in her seminal Story of Stuff project. The new film, The Story of Electronics: Why Designed for the Dump is Toxic for People and the Planet, focuses on e-waste. As Leonard told Berkeleyside in September, electronics have become such a premier status symbol that people […]
Annie Leonard: originally didn't want to live in Berkeley because she thought she would go soft. Annie Leonard says Americans are so obsessed with stuff that we’re trashing our planet, without making ourselves all that happy. Leonard, a writer and activist who lives in Berkeley, spends her workday exploring what happens to stuff and educating the […]
Earlier this month we took a look at well-known Berkeley tweeters. We identified those who do — among them Dave Winer and Markos Moulitsas — those who sort of do, such as Michael Pollan, and then we compiled a wish-list of noted Berkeley people who we hope will take to the Twitter-waves. Of course, our readers […]
Blogger extraordinaire Dave Winer does it many times a day and nearly 30,000 people follow his every word. Sustainable food guru Michael Pollan thought he was going to do it, but probably found he was too busy and has only graced us with his 140-character apercus 15 times since he launched himself into micro-blogging. Few […]
Annie Leonard, the Berkeley resident who has made a living talking trash (getting rid of it, not the foul-mouthed kind) has become a media darling in recent weeks. With the release of her book, The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health — and a Vision for […]