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Four Cities Revisit 'Green Corrider' a year-and-a-half Later

Four cities revisit 'green corridor' a year-and-a-half later

By Katherine Tam
West County Times

Posted: 06/24/2009 02:01:37 PM PDT


Richmond, Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland officials will regroup Friday to check in on their progress on a partnership forged 1 1/2 years ago to create a "green corridor" that would generate jobs and revenue.

The free event is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oakland Metropolitan Museum, James Moore Theater, 1000 Oak St. in Oakland. The keynote speaker is Jay D. Keasling, who is chief executive officer of the Joint BioEnergy Institute and acting deputy director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The event is open to the public, but attendees are asked to call 510-238-3169 in advance due to limited seating.

In December 2007, the mayors of the four East Bay cities agreed to work together to nurture the green industry and seek federal dollars for research and job training for locals. The cities also promised to create programs and policies promoting energy conservation, green construction and a green industry.

Reach Katherine Tam at 510-262-2787 or ktam@bayareanewsgroup.com.