College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events 9/10/10

September 7, 2010

I. The Last Crop
II. Project Vision
III. Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative
IV. Berkeley Scientific Journal
V. Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability
VI. Greening Operations (GO!) Team Opportunity
VII. New Recycling Carts Coming to Berkeley
VIII. Toxicology Student Assocaition

I. THE LAST CROP
Where: Pacific Film Archive Theater
When: 9-21 6:30-8PM.

There will be a screening of a twenty minute work-in-progress of The Last Crop followed by a talkback w/ farmers Annie and Jeff Main of Good Humus Produce (our subjects) and Paul Muller of Fully Belly Farm.

The Last Crop tells the story of a family caught in the middle as urban growth threatens California’s fertile Central Valley. Jeff and Annie Main, like many farming families, confront an uncertain future as development impinges on rural areas and their children choose careers off the farm. What sets them apart is their resolve to create an alternative for their farm’s succession that will ensure its productivity for generations to come.

Here the links if you are interested in knowing more about the film and how to reserve a ticket ($5)
See the trailer and visit our website: http://blueprintproductions.biz/Upcoming-Details/
To reserve your tickets go to: http://slowfoodregionalthelastcrop.eventbrite.com/

II. Project Vision
Project Vision First General Meeting:
Date: Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Location: 489 Minor Hall

Interested in volunteering for low-income communities in need around Berkeley and the East Bay? Interested in optometry, ophthalmology, or anything involving the eye? Want to help people receive eye care that they otherwise wouldn’t receive on their own?

Come to our first meeting for Project Vision! We are a non-profit, service organization that provides free vision screenings to communities in need. Our goal is to improve eye health and prevent eye disease in our local communities. If you are interested, please join us on Thursday, September 9th at 7:30pm at 489 Minor Hall to learn more about what you can do to give vision.


III. Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative
BERC is holding a cross-campus Introduction to BERC meeting this Thursday, 9/9, at 12:45pm. Room 100 at the Law School.

Save-the-Date: Oct 2, 2010 Open House
Performances, displays, lectures, and tours, all with a focus on energy. Interactive displays will explore topics from cool roofs and climate modeling to Darfur and Ethiopian stoves. Information on current job openings also available. Register at http://www.lbl.gov/openhouse/registration.html# by September 24.


IV. Berkeley Scientific Journal
Interested in science and/or writing? Looking for leadership opportunities in journalism? Trying to get some experience in scientific publishing? Check out the award-winning Berkeley Scientific Journal!

As an undergraduate-run scientific publication, we have been publishing independent research done by Berkeley undergraduates since 1996. Every semester, we also publish interviews with faculty members, reviews of science books, and articles on current issues in science and technology.

If you are interested in getting your research published, writing a features article, designing the cover and layout of the journal, conducting interviews, or becoming part of our editorial board, then BSJ is the student group for you! No previous experience is required, and we
are always looking for motivated individuals to become a part of our team.

Attend our FIRST GENERAL MEETING to join!
*Thursday, September 9th*
*107 GPB (Genetics and Plant Biology)*
*8-9pm*
Food and refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

V. Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability
Dept. of Architecture Colloquium: Design for Sustainability Presentation
Friday, Sept 10
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Rm 112 Wurster (the auditorium)

TITLE: Real energy, real people, zero energy
SPEAKER: Scott Shell
Principal & Director of Sustainability
EHDD Architecture
Scott Shell is a nationally recognized expert on high-performance and sustainability and has written and lectured widely on topics such as zero energy buildings, carbon as a green building metric, and design for deconstruction. He emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to creating new models of sustainable design, focusing on low-energy and carbon neutral buildings and creating beautiful and healthy spaces. He will be giving a presentation that beings with the background on net zero-energy buildings (ZEB), buildings that greatly reduces its energy needs first through passive design and energy efficiency, so that the balance of energy needs is small enough that it can be supplied entirely by renewable technologies.

West Coast Green: Free Tradeshow Floor Pass
West Coast Green helps to develop real solutions for sustainability by gathering the brightest minds in green from around the world to collaborate on the next steps for a cleaner, brighter future. This year’s annual conference + expo will take place Sept 30 – Oct 2 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center.The participation of universities leading up to the event is what helps West Coast Green attract the thought-leaders and up-and-coming entrepreneurs that are crucial parts of the conversation. To make it possible for students and university alums to attend the conference, we have created some extremely discounted opportunities including free tradeshow access. Free Tradeshow Floor Passes, valued at $95: westcoastgreen.com/free.tradeshow

CACS General Meetings 2010-11

Dates and Locations: All meetings are from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in the Class of 42 Room, Tang Center. (The October 28th meeting will be held in the Section Club, Tang Center).

August 26 January 27
September 23 February 24
October 28 March 17
November 18 May 5
December 9


VI. Greening Operations (GO!) Team Opportunity
GO! Team, a branch of Building Sustainability at Cal, is looking for new members who are interested in working to increase sustainability on campus. The Greening Operations (GO!) Team is a student resource group that provides waste, water, and lighting audit services, green event assistance, and educational/outreach services. Building Sustainability at Cal receives many requests for these services throughout the semester and the GO team members serve as a group of trained students that are prepared to provide these services on a case-by-case basis. The GO! Team is comprised of about twenty students who work on a variety of projects throughout the semester. Times are flexible, and students are paid for their efforts. If you’re interested in joining or have any questions, contact Elizabeth Vissers: evissers@berkeley.edu.


VII. New Recycling Carts Coming to Berkeley
The Ecology Center will be delivering new rolling recycling carts to single-family homes and small apartments in mid-October. Please click here for more information.


VIII. Toxicology Student Association
Interested in Toxicology? Public Health? the Evironment? The Toxicology Student Association (ToxSA) is the club for you! We are having our first meeting on Thursday September 16th at 7pm in room 106 Dwinelle. Come learn more about the opportunities we offer in Peer Advising, Career Prep, and Community Service.

We still have a few leadership positions available, so if you are interested in taking an active role in our brand new club, please attend the informational meeting on Thursday for more information on how to apply.

The following is our statement of purpose: Toxicology Student Association of Berkeley will support students in the Molecular Toxicology major and non-majors interested in the field of
toxicology by providing advising, career preparation, and community service opportunities as well as exploring past and current issues in toxicology.

If you have any questions, please email us at toxsaberkeley@gmail.com.