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UC Berkeley Earth Week 2015 was held April 19th-April 26th.
Efforts were organized by the Student Environmental Resource Center and Environmental & Sustainability Student Organizations,
with support from campus and community partners.

Earth Week 2016 will be held April 18th-24th.
Planning for Earth Week 2016 will begin in February 2016.


Press from Earth Week 2015:

– Living Our Values- Earth Week 2015
– Environmental Epiphanies: UC Berkeley Earth Week 2015
– Sustainability Efforts Shine at Earth Day Summit
– Students’ Earth Week Kicks Off on Sunday

-Use #calearthweek on social media. Invite your friends on Facebook!

-Download the 2015 print calendar (pdf).

(Logo and print calendar designed by Amanda Blauvelt, ASUC Student Union Marketing)

 

Earthweek_FullCalendarSaturday, April 18 

  • Courtesy Post: Earth Day at the David Brower Center, 12-6PM
    • Join the David Brower Center for its first-ever Earth Day celebration, a fun-filled afternoon of community learning opportunities, family art activities, hands-on workshops, live music, and delicious organic food–all focused on protecting and honoring the planet we call home.
    • Free, $10 suggested donation
    • David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    • Sponsored by David Brower Center, Nutiva, Dharma Merchant Services, Downtown Berkeley Association, Yelp, Berkeleyside, Aurora Catering, Swanky Catering & Events, The Red Door Catering & Event Planning, and Andronico’s Community Markets


Sunday, April 19


Monday, April 20

  • Earth Week on Telegraph (4/20-4/25)
    • Sponsored by Telegraph Green Business Project
  • SPROUTS on Sproul: Zero Waste Games, Trivia & Prizes, 11AM-2PM
  • Win your own Reusable Jar!, 12PM-1PM
  • BicyCAL Bicycle Cooperative Open Hours, 12-3PM
  • Clean Plate, Clean Planet, 5-9PM
    • Engage with Cal Dining Sustainability Team who will be providing education on the post-consumer food waste created daily in the dining halls, and helping students better plan what to eat in order to avoid food waste.
    • All Cal Dining Dining Halls
    • Sponsored by Cal Dining Sustainability Team & Cal Dining
  • Student-Led Initiatives Panel, 6-8PM
  • Film Screening of “Interstellar” and Raffle, 6-9:30PM
  • Courtesy Post: Community Choice Energy Panel Discussion, 7pm
    • Learn about the County’s plans to create a not-for-profit Community Choice Energy program with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create green jobs and provide stable electricity rates for Berkeley and other Alameda County communities. This educational event is open to the public, free of charge and wheelchair accessible. For more information contact berkeleycommunitychoice@gmail.com.
    • Panelists:
      • Shawn Marshall, Executive Director of LEAN Energy, former mayor of Mill Valley and former Vice-Chair of Marin Clean Energy
      • Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Conservation Program Manager at Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter
      • Woody Hastings, Renewable Energy Implementation Manager at Climate Protection Campaign, Sonoma County Community Choice campaigner
      • Luis Amezcua, Community Choice Energy Working Group, Berkeley Climate Action Coalition
    • Moderator: Kira Stoll, Sustainability Manager, UC Berkeley
    • David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
    • Sponsored by Berkeley Climate Action Coalition & David Brower Center

 

Tuesday, April 21

 

Wednesday, April 22

  • 12th Annual CACS Sustainability Summit, 12:30-2:30PM
  • Courtesy Post: Volunteer Day, 10am-2pm
    • Leadership Opportunity for UC Berkeley students to host students from local K-12 schools in planting the children’s garden. Contact vraditz@gmail.com.
    • Gill Tract Community Farm at San Pablo Ave & Marin Ave
    • Sponsored by the Gill Tract Community Farm
  • BicyCAL Bicycle Cooperative Open Hours, 12-3PM
  • Sustainably Delicious Dinner, 5-9PM
    • Featuring Local Dishes, Cheeses, and Fruits
    • All Cal Dining Locations
    • Sponsored by Cal Dining Sustainability Team & Cal Dining
  • “Turn Down for Watt” Earth Hour Educational Event with Raffle, Screen printing, & Food, 6-7PM

 

Thursday, April 23

  • Volunteer at Strawberry Creek Restoration Event, 9:30-11:30AM
  • “Pledge your commitment to the environment” signing event, 11AM-1PM
  • (Rescheduled from Tuesday) Plant a Seed on Sproul, 11:30AM-1PM
  • BicyCAL Bicycle Cooperative Open Hours, 12-3PM
  • Water Walking Tour, 1PM-2PM
  • Planet Earth New Play Festival & Discussion with Playwright, 4PM
    • “Join us for a powerful theatrical evening of bold staged readings by the Bay Area’s leading actors that SF Weekly described as amazing…a talented display of beauty, rage, physical comedy and striking use of language. Experience the raw energy and excitement of talented playwrights unleashing their imaginations on the timely planetary issues of climate change, mass extinctions and the future of life as we know it. Leave your preconceived notions about environmental issues at home, and come prepared to be challenged, enlightened, and inspired.”- Planet Earth Arts
    • Durham Studio Theater in Dwinelle Hall
    • Sponsored by Planet Earth Arts
  • Berkeley Take Back the Night 2015, 6-8PM
    • Take Back the Night is A Night of Empowerment Against Sexual and Relationship Violence at UC Berkeley. Join the event for a night of spoken words, dance performances, and an open mic to combat the culture of sexual assault, in a safe and brave space of healing and support. Speakers and Performers include:
      • Professor Jill Bakehorn
      • Sorayya Middle Eastern and Central Asian Dance Troupe
      • Berkeley Dil Se
      • CalSLAM
      • Drawn to Scale
    • Upper Sproul Plaza
    • Sponsored by Berkeley Take Back the Night
  • I Heart Tap Water Night, 5-9PM
    • Cal Dining Sustainability Team is partnering with I Heart Tap Water to educate students on how much water is used in the production of our food.
    • All Cal Dining Dining Halls
    • Sponsored by Cal Dining & Cal Dining Sustainability Team
  • Earth Week World Café- An Earth Week Reflection, 6-7 PM
    • Outdoor tables at Pat Brown’s
    • Sponsored by SERC
  • Film Screening of “Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water”, 7-9:30PM
  • Planet Earth New Play Festival, 8PM
    • “Join us for a powerful theatrical evening of bold staged readings by the Bay Area’s leading actors that SF Weekly described as amazing…a talented display of beauty, rage, physical comedy and striking use of language. Experience the raw energy and excitement of talented playwrights unleashing their imaginations on the timely planetary issues of climate change, mass extinctions and the future of life as we know it. Leave your preconceived notions about environmental issues at home, and come prepared to be challenged, enlightened, and inspired.”- Planet Earth Arts
    • Durham Studio Theater in Dwinelle Hall
    • Sponsored by Planet Earth Arts

 

Friday, April 24

 

Saturday, April 25

 

Sunday, April 26


Special thanks to the Earth Week Planning Committee: 
Allie Lalor, Brandon Wong, Jordan French, Vania Fong, Maggie Hardy, Naomi Primero, Pallavi Sherikar, Cheryl Ching, Sharon Daraphonhdeth, Katherine Walsh.

Special thanks to Student Organizations: ASUC Senator Haley Broder’s Office, ASUC Sustainability Team (STeam), Bay Area Environmentally Aware Consulting Network (BEACN), Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative Undergrad (BERCU), Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy (BOAA), Berkeley Student Food Collective (BSFC), BicyCAL, Building Sustainability at Cal (BS@C), Cal Dining Sustainability Team, California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC), CALPIRG, Environmental Coalition (ECO), Extreme Energy Extraction in the XXI Century Decal, Fossil Free Cal, Global Environmental Theme House (GETH), Panhellenic Council, PowerSave Campus, Residential Sustainability Program (RSP), Strawberry Creek Restoration DeCal, Student Organic Gardening Association (SOGA), Students Against Fracking, Telegraph Green Business Project, and Words of the Watershed Journal.

Special thanks to Campus and Community Organizations: ASUC Student Union Marketing and Event Services, Berkeley Art Studio, Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, Cal Dining, Campus Recycling and Refuse Services (CRRS), Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability, David Brower Center, Gill Tract Community Farm, Facilities Services, Office of Sustainability & Energy, Planet Earth Arts, Residential & Student Service Programs, Soil Not Oil Coalition, Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), & The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF).