College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events & Announcements 6/18/10

June 15, 2010

I. Registration is still open for the 9th Annual CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference
II. GREEN School and University (Free) Virtual Conference and Expo
III. Alternative Renewable Energy (ARE) & Green Industries Conference
IV. New Online Material Exchange Website!

I. Registration is still open for the 9th Annual CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference
Registration is still open for the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference being held at Los Angeles Trade-Technical college, June 20 - 23.
- Learn proven solutions from your peers
- Discuss best practices designed for California campuses
- Meet student leaders creating change
- Meet green business leaders at the exhibitor show
- Meet the decision-makers from the three higher education systems
Visit http://2010higheredsustainabilityconference.org/ to register and learn more!

II. GREEN School and University (Free) Virtual Conference and Expo
The 2nd annual GREEN School & University Virtual Conference & Expo will be held on June 24, 2010 from 10:30am–6pm EST. This award-winning event will feature industry experts and thought leaders in education facilities, architecture, business and operations.

You may participate in one or all of the following educational sessions:
* How to Transform Your Facilities Into Environmentally-Friendly, Cost-Effective Environments.
* Keys to Creating Sustainable, High-Performance Education Institutions.
* Uncovering Funding Opportunities for Green, Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Schools and Universities.
* What Makes Cleaning “Green,” and How Can You Ensure Your Program is Accomplishing its Goals?
* Renewable Energy Options for Schools and Universities.

More information regarding each session to come soon. Click here to register.

III. Alternative Renewable Energy (ARE) & Green Industries Conference
You Are Cordially Invited To The Most Important Expo And Conference For The Green Energies And Technologies Of 2010.

September 15-17 2010, Washington D.C.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Register now and take advantage of summer discounts.
Full conference pass only $150 USD if you register before June 25th ($600 USD after June 25th)
and for a limited time when you register you get another registration for a second person totally free!

For more information and to register, visit http://aregreenexpo.com/en/2010/.

IV. New Online Material Exchange Website!
WHAT IS IT? Exchange.berkeley.edu is a self-sustaining materials exchange website where students, staff, faculty, and departments can communicate directly with one another to swap reusable materials.

WHO CAN ACCESS IT? Anyone with a Berkeley.edu e-mail address can register. Only the UC Berkeley community will have access to the site and be able to exchange materials.

HOW DO YOU USE IT? Once you register, you can search through postings of materials that other students, staff, or faculty members are giving away. Contact information will be listed for each posting so you can respond to a post and claim an object. You can also create your own post if you have something you wish to get rid of.

WHAT MATERIALS CAN BE EXCHANGED? Furniture, appliances, office supplies, clothes and books -- everything is FREE! For information on what cannot be given away, go to: http://businessservices.berkeley.edu/overstock/disposal

WHY SHOULD I USE THIS SITE? By exchanging materials within the campus, you will divert them from going to landfills. Reductions in carbon emissions, deforestation, resource use, and money disposal all result from extending the life cycle of materials. Plus, you can get free stuff!