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Updated 10/14/18: 

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainablity scorecard for green buildings. The LEED Green associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exams at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system.

Application Details

Closing Date: October 24th Workshop Date: November 5th from 6-10PM

UC Natural Reserve System: California Ecology and Conservation Course

California Ecology and Conservation brings together 27 students from across the UC system for seven weeks of intensive learning at NRS reserves. Guided by experienced field instructors, undergraduates transform into scientists by conducting independent research studies. Students learn to notice natural patterns, frame questions into feasible research projects, and practice standard techniques such as surveys of animal and plant populations. At the conclusion of each project, students analyze their data and present their findings to the class in oral presentations, posters, and reports. Students hone their research, public speaking, and scientific writing skills with constant practice and feedback. All the while, students gain a working familiarity with California’s diverse ecosystems while immersed in the NRS’s classrooms without walls.

Application Details

Closing Date: October 24th

CalTeach: Stem Minor Info Session

CalTeach is a program for undergraduate STEM majors interested in science and math education. We offer a minor, as well as the unique opportunity for students to earn a California Preliminary Teaching Credential as an undergraduate, alongside their bachelor’s degree. We are having an info session at the end of the month:

If you cannot make it, you can get more information by visiting www.tinyurl.com/advisingcalteach or email calteach_peers@berkeley.edu with any questions.


Updated 10/7/18: 

Fall 2018 BCAC Climate Convening

We Rose, We Marched, Now What? Taking Action After the Global Climate Summit.  After the climate actions, summits, and momentum built in September, this convening will focus on answering the question: What do we do now? Where do we direct this precious and palpable strength and energy?
Join us to find out how to best use your limited time and energy. Hear from local leaders and climate activists with their pulse on the current state of the movement. We will also share an array tangible projects that your talents could boost. Join us as we vision and move towards a new world, starting right here in our own communities!

Convention date: Thursday, Nov. 8th at 6pm 

Food Systems Career Panel 

Interested in a career in transforming food systems? Come network with local leaders from across the food and agriculture sector. Speakers will share stories of how they built their job paths and offer insights into current trends in the field. The event will consist of a panel followed by a reception with ample time for networking—with refreshments from an innovative food business of course!

More information

November 1, 2018

 


Updated 9/23/18: 

FEED and the Basic Needs Committee: Zero Food Waste Forum

The purpose of the Forum is to help local jurisdictions understand the direction and intentions of Senate Bill 1383 (2016), which requires that no less than 20 percent of edible food currently disposed of in California is recovered for human consumption by 2025, and where we need to go. The Forum will profile successful policies and programs in food waste prevention and reduction and edible food repurposing and recovery, highlight regional and statewide examples and provide a forum for innovative approaches to reduce wasted food and feed hungry people. There will be time for break out sessions in which to delve more deeply into these subjects with presenters and colleagues.

THERE ARE ONLY 25 SPACES THAT WILL BE ALLOTTED FOR UC BERKELEY STUDENTS, and attendance/admission will be on a first come, first served basis with priority to FEED and Basic Needs affiliated students.

Application Details

Closing Date: October 16

Berkeley Food Institute: Food Systems Career Panel

November 1st, 2018 | Alumni House
5:30 – 7:30 PM

Interested in a career in transforming food systems? Come network with local leaders from across the food and agriculture sector. Speakers will share stories of how they built their job paths and offer insights into current trends in the field. The event will consist of a panel followed by a reception with ample time for networking—with refreshments from an innovative food business of course! To learn more, visit the event page here.

CSU Chico: This Way to Sustainability Conference

This Way to Sustainability Conference XIV to be held March 28-29, 2019 at the Chico State Campus. This student-run sustainability conference is nationally recognized and will host a variety of expert presentations focusing on sustainability-related issues.

Now accepting conference proposals please review conference topics and submit your proposal before the deadline. Review Conference Topics & Submit. Or become a sponsor or volunteer!
Proposal Deadline: October 31st

Updated: 9/16/18:

Institute of International Studies: Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 

The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies.  Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.  The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. After completing their research projects, Junior Scholars are required to submit a four-page research summary by April 13, 2018 and attend the IIS Junior Scholars Conference held on April 30, 2018.  Junior Scholars will present their work in poster format at the conference.  Students with the strongest research project, as determined by an IIS faculty panel, will each receive an additional $1000 prize.  There will also be an opportunity to compete for the Best Poster Award, an additional $250 prize.

Application Details

Closing Date: November 13

   


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Katherine Walsh

Katherine Walsh is the Director of the Student Environmental Resource Center at UC Berkeley.

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