By Dan Shapley
Berkeley has a roadmap to reach the goal voters agreed to six months ago when they approved Measure G -- cut the city's carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050. The plan touches every corner of the city, from smokestacks that will sprout solar panels, to kitchen scraps that will find a home in a compost heap. It differs from many other municipal plans in its prescription for personal change, rather than simply emphasizing regulatory and governmental actions. It's an ambitious idea, and the details are far from finalized. But at a time when cities across the world are taking the lead on climate change, Berkeley's emphasis on personal action is a unique experiment, according to a story in the May 24 San Francisco Chronicle.