David Brower Center awarded $1M challenge grant

Berkeley’s not-yet opened David Brower Center, envisioned as a national hub for environmental and social change, has been awarded a $1 million challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation. (original article)...

Good deeds all over the place

In Berkeley, planners of the David Brower Center, a meeting/event/office space for environmental activism, have raised 90 percent of their $27.5 million goal. In thanks for a gift of $1 million, a 180-seat auditorium will be called the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Theater. (original article)...

Major organic restaurant planned for – where else? – Berkeley

The Bay Area has been at the forefront of organic cuisine, but an East Bay catering company is upping the ante with plans for an ambitious fully organic restaurant. It will be the centerpiece of the David Brower Center, the building going up in downtown Berkeley that developers are...

Brower Center Breaks Ground in Berkeley

After seven long years, the David Brower/Oxford Plaza complex finally broke ground in downtown Berkeley, California. This Center will be a place from which our sustainable future is planned and implemented. A good sign that the project is already on track was the number of young parents with kids...

Green Groundbreaking for Affordable Housing, Theater

More than 30 environmental groups and other activist nonprofits have jammed a waiting list for Berkeley’s David Brower Center, a mixed-use office project that was scheduled to formally break ground May 23.

The building is tailor-made for the famously concerned city. Its 33,000 square feet of offices are intended for...

Ground Broken for Environmental Center

Workers broke ground Wednesday on the Brower Center, a hub for the environmental movement and one of the most complicated developments orchestrated by the city of Berkeley. The four-story building is named for pioneering environmental leader and longtime Berkeley resident David Brower, who died in 2000. It will house...

Groundbreaking Ceremony for David Brower Center Today in Berkeley

BERKELEY – A groundbreaking ceremony for the David Brower Center, a place where educators and environmental activists will meet and exchange ideas, will be held today in downtown Berkeley. Construction has begun on the landmark development, and city and community leaders will come together from 4 to 5:30 p.m....

ANOTHER ‘GREEN’ CENTER

Naturally, there will be Sonoma County connections to a May 23 groundbreaking in Berkeley for a $29 million environmental center honoring the late David Brower. Brower, who founded Friends of the Earth and as director of the Sierra Club swelled its membership from 2,000 to 77,000, cherished his Sonoma...

Berkeley environmental center named for famed green leader Brower

BERKELEY – Renowned wilderness advocate David Brower’s legacy is set to extend into the urban landscape as construction gets under way on a $75 million downtown environmental center bearing his name. Contractors began laying the groundwork this week for the four-story David Brower Center, slated to house eco-conscious retailers...

S.F. Chronicle Covers Brower Center’s Progress

Environmental Warrior’s Posthumous Battle None of David Brower’s victories came easy, not even the eco-headquarters to be built in his honor. Brower, the pioneering environmentalist who died in 2000, spent his life fighting to save the country’s most fragile and spectacular wildlands. Fittingly, it took six years of legal...