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Celebration for eco-friendly child development center
 

24 April 2008

ATTENTION: Photographers, environmental and education writers and editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu


WHAT
A celebration of the University of California, Berkeley's Haste Street Child Development Center, the state's first freestanding LEED-silver certified child care center.

The building is "green" all the way from the materials used in its construction down to furnishings and equipment, site development, chemical-free carpets, cleaning products and its recycling bins that help educate even the youngest Golden Bears about how to protect the planet.

WHEN
4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29

WHERE
Haste Street Child Development Center, 2339 Haste St. See the UC Berkeley campus map for more info.

WHO
Campus and child care center officials, county funding agency representatives, parents and children.

DETAILS
The approximately $6 million center provides full-time care Monday through Friday for 74 infant, toddler and preschool offspring of UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students. It includes classrooms and research space for scholars in the fields of education, social welfare and psychology.

More information is available on the Sustainability at UC Berkeley homepage.