SERC Named A 2018 AASHE Sustainability Award Finalist

UC Berkeley’s Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) named as

2018 AASHE Sustainability Award Finalist


August 14, 2018 – The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) announced UC Berkeley’s Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) as a finalist for the 2018 AASHE Sustainability Awards in the Campus Sustainability Achievement Award category for outstanding achievements in sustainability.


Winners will be announced mid-September and recognized during the opening ceremony at the AASHE Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Oct. 2. Finalists’ entries will be judged on overall impact, innovation, stakeholder involvement, clarity and other criteria specific to each category.


“SERC strives to create the best programs and resources for students on campus. It is a deep honor and privilege that we’re receiving this national recognition. We look forward to continue doing the work that we do to best cultivate student leaders on environmental sustainability.” – Sharon Daraphonhdeth, Director of Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC)

SERC Team 2018-2019

SERC staff tabling at the Sustainability Involvement Expo 2015.

Get to Know SERC Event, 2018

“The higher education sustainability community continues to stay focused on work that contributes toward a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world. This is most evident through the entries received for the AASHE Sustainability Awards,” said Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “I am happy that we can recognize the innovation and leadership demonstrated by this year’s finalists.”


To learn more about AASHE’s Sustainability Awards programs, please visit


About UC Berkeley’s Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC)

SERC is a collaborative space to strengthen the collective effectiveness of the sustainability community and provides resources for students to actualize their vision of a more equitable, socially just, and resilient future. Since its creation by students in 2012, SERC has aimed to provide in-depth educational, social, professional, leadership and financial opportunities and programs for students at UC Berkeley. SERC programs and services are made possible by dedicated and passionate student staff. SERC employs 25 student staff and 2 professional staff to implement various programs and services. Hiring student staff creates a professional platform for students to pursue their passions and learn directly through trial and error. SERC professional staff also provide advising and support for campus sustainability initiatives, projects, and campaigns. View SERC’s website here, join SERC’s newsletter to stay updated on campus sustainability offerings, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter.

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