October Bright Green News

October 13, 2018

October 2018



Zero Waste & Carbon Neutrality Workshop


Barrows Hall, Room 170

Come join us in celebrating Zero Waste October by learning about how UC Berkeley plans to reach its carbon neutrality and zero waste goals! Open discussion is welcome.

Workshop hosted by the UCB Office of Sustainability and facilitated by Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow Sage Lenier.

For more information, click here.


Zero Waste October is here!

Cal Zero Waste

  • October 16, 2018NCRA Zero Waste Forum

  • October 23, 2018Campus Zero Waste Working Group Meeting

  • October 27, 2018PAC 12 Zero Waste Bowl Football Competition Game:

   Cal Athletics has partnered with Cal Zero Waste    

   to support and reward those who are part of the

   zero waste efforts.

To add your zero waste activity or for an updated list of zero waste activities, please click here.




October is also Rideshare Month!

Berkeley Moves!

For the entire Rideshare Month of October, the UC Berkeley Community will participate RideShare festivities. By using the Berkeley Moves! website and its companion Commute Tracker app (App Store & Google Play), you can connect your rides easily to a commute calendar.

For more information, click here.


The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) Now Accepting Proposals

Fall Mini-grant Deadline: Friday, October 19th, 2018 by 5PM

Students, faculty members, and/or staff members of the University of California, Berkeley are encouraged to submit a proposal for consideration by The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) Committee. TGIF funds projects that focus on environmental sustainability and environmental justice.

For more information, visit the TGIF Facebook Page, check out their website, or email tgif_info@berkeley.edu.


Election ‘18

Deadline to register for the November election: Oct. 22

It's your future — have a say in it: UC launches a voter registration drive; Oct. 22 is the deadline to register for the November election.

To access the accompanying news article and for more information, click here.


New Programs from UCTV

University of California Television (UCTV)

New this month:

CA Department of Food & Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross

Join Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; the Goldman School of Public Policy; and the Berkeley Food Institute for a discussion on immigration and the future of agriculture in California.

To watch, click here. Visit UCTV here.


In the news…


“UC named a national leader in renewable energy”

UC Newsroom

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored the University of California with a 2018 Green Power Leadership Award today (Oct. 10) for its strong commitment to using clean, renewable energy sources.”

To read full article, click here.


“IPCC Report Findings-- What can you do?”

Office of Sustainability News Article

“Avoiding the most drastic effects of climate change will require ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,’ says the panel. With behavior change at the heart the message of the IPCC report, you may be asking: what can you do?”

To read full article, click here.







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