- Support Energy Upgrade California: Energy Upgrade California is your one-stop-shop for home improvement projects that lower your energy use, conserve water and natural resources, and make your home healthier and more comfortable. You can get up to $4,000 in rebates for a variety of projects, including insulation, solar installation and double pane windows. For more information contact https://energyupgradeca.org/overview
- CERT Classes: The Office of Emergency Services (OES) guides City policy and implements programs focused on disaster preparedness and response, outreach and education, and regional collaboration planning. OES offers:
** free emergency preparedness classes: Berkeley's CERT training will help prepare participants for an emergency situation in which the usual emergency responders are overwhelmed during the first hours or days following a disaster and are unable to attend to everyone needing help. By preparing the community in basic emergency skills we can lessen the effects of a disaster and sustain ourselves until assistance can arrive.
** The Community Emergency Supply Program awards a limited number of qualifying neighborhoods or organizations an initial emergency cache of equipment and a container for storage. However, just as preparedness is not achieved through supplies and equipment alone, the program's primary aim is to foster awareness and to provide neighbors and community organizations a goal for a minimum level of readiness to attain.
For more information contact their office: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=3920
- Berkeley Disaster Prep Neighborhood Prep Network: http://www.bdpnnetwork.org/
Are you ready... Is your neighborhood ready... For an earthquake or other serious disaster? If not, the Network can help.
The Network was created for the purpose of:
- Assisting interested individuals/groups in organizing, and "fizzled" groups in reestablishing themselves.
- Informing and educating Network participants on multipleissues of concern to them.
- Developing uniform best practices and procedures.
- Determining the areas of Berkeley not presently organized and assisting these neighborhoods developing a response capability.
- Assisting established groups in spreading their reach into adjacent neighborhoods in order to set up an expanded disaster response capability.
- Two Steps a Month The 2 Steps a Month is a program to help organize yourself and your community to be more prepared in the case of an emergency. Each month we’ll focus on two steps that you can take to become more prepared. We encourage you to share this information with friends, family, neighbors and members of your community. http://2stepsamonth.wordpress.com
East Bay Bicycle Coalition works for safe, convenient and enjoyable bicycling for all people in the east bay. Participate in a bike safety workshop, in one of their many group rides and events: http://www.ebbc.org/
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WINTER CROP SWAP
Winter Swaps will be held monthly at Ohlone Park:
Swaps will take place the first Saturday of the month, starting;
Saturday, November 5th, 10:30am-11:30am at Ohlone Park in North Berkeley
Bring your crops, homemade yummies, clothing, books, ideas. Be part of this wonderful sharing economy! Could you lend a hand to keep the Swaps going? Contact Linda at the link below. Clothing, books, prepared food and other items to swap are welcome. Music and neighborhood free fun for all!