UC Berkeley meets carbon footprint goal two years early

November 12, 2013 6:19:21 PM PST
Officials at UC Berkeley said they've now met their goal of reducing the school's carbon footprint, two years early.

According to a news release, the campus has saved more than 20 million kilowatt hours of electricity over the past seven years, by retrofitting its buildings.

They've saved more than a million gallons of fuel by encouraging bicycle use and mass transit.

They're also buying more solar and wind energy from PG&E.

The school claims its greenhouse gas emissions are now below what they were in 1990.

And they plan to set a new target for further reductions, by next spring.