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The Student Environmental Resource Center is fundraising to build out and equip a center at the University of California, Berkeley.
Consider donating today to the SERC Hummingbird Campaign!
All donations are tax-deductible.


Why does SERC need a Center? What are the benefits? Watch this video!

Why “The Hummingbird Campaign”?

The SERC Team draws inspiration from the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Wangari Maathai. Dr. Maathai shares the story of the Hummingbird, who despite its small size, attempts to save its forest home from a massive fire by putting water on the fire, drop by drop. All the other animals, many of whom are much bigger than the Hummingbird, simply stand by and watch. Paralyzed by fear and overwhelmed by the size of the fire, they discourage the Hummingbird- how could a tiny Hummingbird ever make a difference?

The Hummingbird’s response inspires SERC- “I’m doing the best I can.” Each of us may feel like a Hummingbird against the climate crisis- small and doing the best we can to actualize our visions of a more equitable, socially just, and resilient future. We must all work together to enhance our collective sustainability efforts, and SERC seeks to build out a center to support and incubate student and community sustainability efforts.

SERC is calling on everyone to “Be a Hummingbird”. Just as the Hummingbird tries to protect its home, SERC needs your support to build out its home. Just like the Hummingbird, donors should give what they can- no donation is too small or insignificant to truly make a difference. All donations are tax-deductible.




Support UC Berkeley’s Hummingbirds and
become a Hummingbird yourself!


To learn more about SERC and what would be housed in the Center, please review our impact sheet.