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April 3, 2014

11TH ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT: HEAR SARU JAYARAMAN SPEAK ON FOOD JUSTICE!

BERC

Keynote Address by David Sedlak

Malozemoff Professor in Mineral Engineering at UC Berkeley, Co-director of Berkeley Water Center, and Director of Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE) and author of Water 4.0.

March 25, 2014

Daily Cal

NANAVATI LOW/COURTESYBY KATHLEEN TIERNEY | STAFF

A team of four UC Berkeley undergraduates won “Most Innovative” in one of six categories at the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Case Competition for its proposal to improve energy efficiency at universities.

We are pleased to announce two Green Department re-certifications last month – both Capital Projects (down on Uni­versity Avenue) and the UC Police Department submitted and qualified for the highest award bracket (Green).

March 14, 2014

by Lindsey Agnew

UC Berkeley staff from a variety of departments came together to exchange ideas about sustainability and learn how to incorporate sustainable practices into their offices during the Office of Sustainability’s third annual Staff Sustainability Training. The free WORKbright green event took place on Friday, February 28, from 10 am to 5pm.

February 27, 2014

myPower

“What steps are you already taking to save energy?” Rohini Rajgopal, myPower Energy Associate and 3rd year Public Health Major, asks this question during each of the energy surveys she assists in conducting.

February 19, 2014

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February 18, 2014

UC Berkeley News Center

California’s official drought emergency approached the one month mark and UC Berkeley intensifies its efforts to conserve H20.  At the inaugural meeting of the Berkeley Sustainability Community, a new forum for environmentally minded students, staff and faculty to meet together and share ideas about how to conserve.

January 28, 2014

UC Berkeley News Center

“There is a vast amount of untapped energy in the oceans, and with increasing worldwide demand for power, the need to find cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels is critical,” said assistant professor Reza Alam, an expert in wave mechanics. “We are also seeing greater population growth along coastal cities, so the ocean-based system we are developing would produce electricity in a carbon-neutral way right where it is needed.”

January 15, 2014

Berkeley News Center

Funded my the National Science Foundation, UC Berkeley scientists will receive $4,900,000 over the next five years to study the nearly 10,000 square kilometer Eel River watershed in Northern California and how its vegetation, geology and topography affect water flow all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

January 13, 2014

January 9, 2014

Berkeley News Center

Research Brief: Engineers create light-activated ‘curtains’

A new development by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could lead to curtains and other materials that move in response to light, thus eliminating the need for batteries.

December 30, 2013

SOURCE: Daily Californinan

By Somin Park

On Jan. 1, UC Berkeley will take on a new year’s resolution of sorts as the campus implements a new energy use policy aimed at saving energy and reducing costs for the years to come.