Earth Week 2018

Earth Week 2018 will be held from April 22nd – April 28th.

Earth Week is organized by the Earth Week Planning Committee, consisting of representatives from the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) and Environmental & Sustainability Student Organizations, as well as support from campus and community partners.

The Earth Week Planning Committee works to ensure all events and programs represent the sustainability community’s understanding of diversity and inclusivity: race, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance.

If you need any form of accommodations to fully participate in the events as described, please contact serc@berkeley.edu.

**More information will be added to the calendar of events below as it becomes available.

Facebook event: EARTH WEEK 2018 AT UC BERKELEY 

Earth Month Events (leading up to Earth Week)

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

  • Earth Week Planting and Garden-Inspired Meal
    • 5 pm – 8pm @ Crossroads Dining Commons
    • Join us to enjoy produce and herbs harvested directly from the Clark Kerr Garden, plus plant a seed or basil plant to take home with you!
    • Sponsored by Cal Dining Sustainability Team

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

  • Earth Week Planting and Honoring Womxn in Food Systems
    • 5 pm – 9pm @ Crossroads Dining Commons
    • Celebrate all the ways womxn are involved and contributing to our local food system and reflect on your own; plus plant a seed or basil plant to take home with you!
    • Sponsored by Cal Dining Sustainability Team

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

  • SASB Lunch and Learn: Measuring Sustainability that Matters
    • 12:30pm – 130pm @ N270, Haas School of Business
    • Join Berkeley Haas alumni Sonya Hetrick and David Parham of the Sustainability Accounting and Standards Board (SASB) to discuss the process behind developing SASB’s upcoming sustainability reporting standards and what they mean for business and investors. RSVP for the brown bag lunch discussion here.
    • Co-sponsored by Net Impact, the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) and the Center for Responsible Business (CRB)
  • Haas Freecycle (4/17-4/18)
    • 11-4PM @ BoA Forum, Haas School of Business
    • Bring any household items, clothes, electronics, or that holiday gifts to FreeCycle tables that will be set up in the Bank of America Forum in between 9:30-10:30AM. If you bring an item, you will be given priority access to all the donated items starting at 10:30 am!

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

  • [Peterson Speaker Series] Carbon Neutrality: Achievability through Collaboration
    •  12:30-1:45PM, Spieker Forum on Chou Hall (6th floor) 
    • featuring Salesforce, Cool Effect, Patagonia, and more.
    • Co-sponsored by Net Impact, the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) and the Center for Responsible Business (CRB)
    • Register here!

Friday, April 20th, 2018

  • Patagonia Case Competition Finals 
    • 9 am – 5 pm @ Spieker Forum (6th Floor) of Chou Hall, Haas School of Business
    • Graduate student teams from leading business schools across United States will come together at the Haas School of Business to provide a model for the development of Patagonia’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025. This is the final round of the case competition, come watch finalist teams compete for a total of $22,500 in prize money and a trip to Patagonia headquarters!
    • Sponsored by Center for Responsible Business and Patagonia
  • BYO Reusables with Dumpling Express
    • 12 – 2 pm @ Dumpling Express (2328 Bowditch St)
    • The first 50 participants to bring a clean reusable container to Dumpling Express will get $3 off their order
    • Sponsored by Telegraph Green

EARTH DAY: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Monday April 23rd, 2018

  • Divestival
    • 12 – 2 pm @ Memorial Glade
    • A potluck and community gathering featuring speakers who will discuss Fossil Free Cal’s work and celebrate the recent win for divestment from fossil fuel commodities. There will be a photo campaign and food will be provided!
    • Sponsored by Fossil Free Cal 

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

  • Nutritional Educational Session
    • 4 pm – 6 pm @ Recreational Sports Facility
    • Drop in sessions with registered dietitians, focusing on eating for optimal health and disease prevention. No appointment necessary
    • Sponsored by UHS Nutrition Team

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

  • Zero Waste Fair
    • 12-3pm on Memorial Glade
    • This community event will feature student orgs and offices dedicated to zero waste. With both educational and entertaining components, we will address what “Zero Waste” is, exactly: why we care about it, what it looks like, who is impacted by it, and general guidelines to live by.
    • Sponsored by the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC)
  • Chou Hall Tour
    • 10:30 AM @ entrance of Chou Hall
    • Join Chou Hall’s zero waste team on a 30 minute sustainability tour that will guide you through Berkeley’s first zero waste hall!
    • Sponsored by the Chou Hall Zero Waste Team
  • Crafter Dark: UpCycled Collage
    • 8-10pm @ Campus Living Room (ASUC Student Union) MLK 2nd Floor
    • Get crafty! The Arts Studio is hosting a free, drop-in arts & crafts workshop in honor of Earth Week. Come on out to make animal and earth-themed collages out of recycled materials such as magazines, newspapers, cardboard, and more.
    • Sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Studio

Friday, April 27th, 2018

  • Food & Cooking Demonstration
    • 2pm – 4pm @ the Food Pantry (#68 MLK Student Union)
    • Simple cooking demonstrations that will involve plant based recipes, sustainably sourced ingredients, information on campus gardens, sustainable shopping tips, and more!
    • Sponsored by UHS Nutrition Team
  • Clark Kerr Garden Social
    • 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Clark Kerr Gardens
    • Come to Clark Kerr Gardens to meet the people doing great things for all the gardens across campus, learn more about the events and opportunities the gardens have to offer, and hear about all the ways to get involved!
    • Sponsored by Clark Kerr Garden
  • Marginalized Voices in Environmentalism + Art Display
    •  5pm – 7pm @ 102 Wurster
    • A poetry performance aiming to uplift voices that are typically marginalized within environmetalism.
    • Sponsored by the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC)

All Week 

Post – Earth Week:

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

  • LEED Green Associate Training
    • 2 pm – 6pm @ 175 Barrows
    • Become LEED Accredited! LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability.
    • Register here ($300, $200 for full-time students at least 2 days before)

Sunday, April 29th, 2018