November 21, 2014
It has been a busy and exciting fall for myPower at Berkeley. From social media outreach to adding more live Pulse energy dashboards online to spreading turn-off-the-light stickers through campus, myPower has continued to help empower UC Berkeley students, staff and faculty to take action and reduce energy use. The past few months, myPower has completed energy surveys in numerous campus buildings and offices, including the Energy Biosciences Building, the Office of Legal Affairs, and Mulford Hall, and has worked with building occupants to identify new ways to save energy.
November 20, 2014
The Office of Sustainability and Energy (OSE) and Residential Sustainability Program (RSP) invite you to engage in a multimedia presentation on climate change and climate action given by ACE (Alliance for Climate Education).
Why Attend? Young people – YOU - have the most to lose when it comes to climate change, and the most to gain by fighting it. ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) helps you take control of your future. Be the change!
When: December 3, 2014, 6-7pm
October 30, 2014
By Carol Ness, NewsCenter
UC Berkeley celebrated international Food Day 2014 by going super-local, no mean feat for such a big campus. On Friday night, dinners served in all Cal Dining cafes were made almost entirely from foods grown, produced or milled within 260 miles.
October 29, 2014
Article by Ben Rushakoff
October 23, 2014
Article by: Ben Rushakoff
October 16, 2014
You can now view and download the IARU's Green Guide for Universities.
October 14, 2014
A picture is worth a thousand words! During the “Getting Your Bearings” tabling event 2014, we asked students to share with us ways they are living sustainable lives. Aside from striking a pose, students are engaging the campus community in a multimedia dialogue about the importance of leading sustainable lifestyles via our Instagram page!
October 13, 2014
Article by: Amy Craik
Passionate and eager student sustainability leaders gathered on September 17 for UC Berkeley’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Annual Fall Forum. This year’s forum was revamped to connect environmental student leaders to sustainability resources in hopes of facilitating collaboration, communication, and awareness on upcoming projects and events.
Article by: Ben Rushakoff
October 9, 2014
Three student fellowships are now available with the University of California Global Food Initiative.
October 7, 2014
The Office of Sustainability and Energy is excited to announce the latest member of the green department family to recertify their efforts: the University Health Services (UHS) – Tang Center. Originally certified in 2012, the UHS Tang Center has spent the past two years focusing their environmental efforts on waste and energy reduction.
The Dow Chemical Company and Center for Responsible Business (CRB) at the Haas School of Business are proud to bring the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) to UC Berkeley for the fifth year. SISCA recognizes and rewards students for their innovation and research in sustainable solutions for the world's most pressing social, economic, and environmental problems. SISCA competitions are held at seventeen top universities around the world, with grand prize and runner-up winn
September 26, 2014
Did you know that in the U.S., toilet flushing is the single highest use of water in the average home? While newer, efficient toilets use closer to one and a half gallons of water per flush, older models can use up to seven gallons.
September 2, 2014
Article by Amy Fudenberg
Did you know that since February, the campus has reduced water use by ten percent? For an array of useful tips on how to save water on campus and at home and for more information on what UC Berkeley is doing to conserve water, visit the campus drought alert page here.
August 28, 2014
The start of the school year is the perfect time for new and returning students alike to become engaged in campus sustainability. Learn about the different environmental organizations and initiatives at UC Berkeley by attending these upcoming events.
August 23, 2014
Interested in learning more about what is causing California's drought? A four miles high, 2,000 miles long high-pressure ridge is pushing rain north and preventing it from reaching California. No one knows exactly what is causing such an unusual ridge, and this ridge is even worse than the one which contributed to the 1976-1977 drought.
August 5, 2014
UC Berkeley has been awarded the 2014 APPA Effective & Innovative Practices Award for its submission "Providing Financial Incentives to Promote Energy Conservation by Building Occupants". As one of the five schools selected, UC Berkeley received a $4,000 cash award sponsored by Sodexo.
July 16, 2014
Have you noticed brighter, better quality light in buildings throughout campus, or lights that turn on once you enter a room? These are all due to projects undertaken to reduce energy usage on campus as part of the Strategic Energy Plan, which saves the campus millions in energy costs.