College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events 9/17/10

September 13, 2010

I. Free Consulting Service in Statistics
II. Berkeley Student Food Collective
III. Teach for India
IV. Non Profit Video
V. SEEDs movie night
VI. Fall Students Sustainability Forum
VII. CACS Member Orientation

I. Free Consulting Service in Statistics
The Department of Statistics operates a free consulting service to members of the campus community. To learn more, please click here.


II. Berkeley Student Food Collective
If you are interested in getting involved, but couldn't make the meeting here's a list of the committees and when they meet:

Food:
Every other Tuesday at 7:30 starting September 21st. For the location email Heather at food@foodcollective.org Education.

Yassi is meeting Mondays at 7pm with her committee. The room is TBA, but let her know that you're interested by emailing her at education@foodcollective.org.

Outreach:
Mondays at 7:30pm at Cloyne Court (2600 Ridge Rd). Email Ruby and Justina at outreach@foodcollective.org with questions or comments

Storefront:
Committee meetings have not yet been set, but if you really feel you want to be involved in this process, email Katie at storefront@foodcollective.org

Fundraising:
Meeting on Tuesdays at 8pm at Cafe Milano (2522 Bancroft Ave). Shaun would be happy to help you at fundraising@foodcollective.org

Membership:
Currently there is no committee, therefore no meetings, but if you're interested in helping out in this capacity, email membership@foodcollective.org

The next general membership meeting will be on September 15th at 7pm in 71 Evans. We will be . Also we have samples and need feedback on Columbia Gorge Organic juices and Natures Express is paying us a visit!

If you have any questions please please please email
membership@foodcollective.org

III. Teach for India
Teach For India is a worldwide movement of bright young minds who commit two years to teach full-time in under resourced schools in India and become lifelong leaders working towards equity in education from various fields.

Modeled on Teach for America, Teach for India has been uniquely adapted to the Indian paradigm. What began as a project of Teach To Lead in 2008, now engages key stakeholders within the Indian government, at academic institutions and in corporations. The first set of fellows were placed in low-income schools in 2009 and the movement is growing at a phenomenal rate each year.

So whether you are inspired to change the world or want to see a child's eyes light up, whether you study environmental science or classical music, come join us if you think that every child deserves an excellent education.

Application Deadlines: Jan 9, 2011

For more information, contact yasaswini@berkeley.edu or sprasad@berkeley.edu


IV. Non Profit Video
Many people are surprised to learn of the significant role that nonprofit organizations play in our world. Nonprofits in the U.S. generate $1.1 trillion every year, which is more than the entire economies of Saudi Arabia and Sweden combined. Nonprofits have strong brands and get important work done! Know Your Sector http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0myNj8BHt_4 was designed as a free resource for nonprofit employees and donors to help them understand the scope of their sector.

V. SEEDs movie night
SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology, Education, Diversity, and Sustainability) is a newly established club that aims to engage more minorities in the field of ecology (although we are open to all!). We go on field trips, have ecology-related movie nights, host guest speakers, hold ecologist panels, and teach ecology lessons to elementary schools. As a group with both grads and undergrads, we have established a mentorship program for members interested in getting involved in research or getting advice from one of our many grad student mentors. Regular meetings are held Wednesdays at 6pm, permanent location TBA. Email ucbseeds@gmail.com for more details or to get on the listserv.

Come to our Jurassic Park Movie Night and Info Session . Learn about the impacts of the invasive dinosaur species
Wednesday 9/22 at 6pm in 103 Mulford
Lot's of food provided!


VI. Fall Students Sustainability Forum
Interested in what student groups at UC Berkeley are doing to address issues of sustainability on campus? Can't decide on a group to join? The Sustainability Forum provides a chance for all of the environmental groups to communicate under one roof. It will take place Wednesday September 15th, from 6:00-7:30 in Boalt Room 105. This is an opportunity for new students interested in sustainability to find internships and organizations to join.

VII. CACS Member Orientation
CACS will be having a Member Orientation this Friday from 12:30-1:30 in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of A&E. It will be a brown bag lunch, but a small snack will be provided by CACS as well. Please RSVP with Sarah Bae (sarahbae@berkeley.edu) if you would like to attend. New and returning members are all welcome!