College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcomming Events 10/8/10

October 5, 2010

I. Unusual Suspects: Resurgence, resilience and regeneration in the face of Climate Change
II. The Food Collective
III. CACS: Faculty/Staff Co-Chair Election
IV. California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) Fall Convergence 2010
V. Environmental Justice Participatory Action Research Symposium
VI. The Case for Reflective Engagement in University-Community Partnerships
VIII. The Leadership and Social Justice Conference

I. Unusual Suspects: Resurgence, resilience and regeneration in the face of Climate Change
The Division of Society and Environment, ESPM, CNR invites you to join us in a conversation with community leaders who are a veritable group of "unusual suspects", effectively broadening and challenging the prevailing policy discourse about climate change.

Will Allen
Founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., Will was recently invited to the White House to join First Lady Michelle Obama in launching “Let’s Move!” her signature leadership program to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity in America. In May 2010, Time magazine named Will to the Time 100 World’s Most Influential People.

Michel Gelobter
One of the country’s leading climate strategists, he was most recently President of Redefining Progress, which helped design the world’s most aggressive climate legislation, signed into California law in 2006

Jihan Gearon
As Native Energy Organizer at the Indigenous Environmental Network, Jihan works to build the capacity of communities impacted by energy development and climate change.

Public Lecture
Alumni House - Toll Room
Friday, October 15, 2010 - 5 p.m.

II. The Food Collective
Permanent Storefront Volunteer Shifts
berkeleystudentfoodcollective.org/volunteer

Here's your chance! We need volunteers to keep our doors open, and that means you. A volunteer would work the same two hour shift per week at 2440 Bancroft in exchange for a 10% discount. If that sounds awesome (and we know it does) fill out the above form and submit it ASAP.

Education Event Line-up
We've got lots of movies comin' up, so bring a blanket and a friend, and we'll bring the popcorn!
*If you have projection experience and want to help us set up for these screenings, send an email to membership@foodcollective.org

Wed. Oct 13 "Fresh" film screening on the steps of Upper Sproul (7:30pm)
Thurs. Oct 14 Agro-ecology lecture by Dr. Claire Kremen in 100 GPB (12:30-2)
Thurs. Oct 14 "Edible City" film screening with food at 1255 Allston Way (6:30-8:30pm, $10-30 admission fee) RSVP at kallen@byaonline.org
BYA's Garden program provides job and life skills to youth interns hired to maintain over an acre of vegetable gardens and orchards and to provide produce for the West Berkeley and BYA community. www.byaonline.org
Tues. Oct 19 Food Geopolitics Lecture by Raj Patel in Genetics n Plant Bio Rm 100 (12:30-2pm)
Tues. Nov 2 BSFC workshop on sustainable food and cooperatives with a food demo at Cloyne Court (8pm)

III. CACS: Faculty/Staff Co-Chair Election
Lisa McNeilly, current faculty co-chair of CACS, will be stepping down from her position in October. The new Faculty/Staff Co-Chair’s term will continues until December 2011. If you are interested in the position or would like to nominate anyone, please contact Sarah Bae at sarahbae@berkeley.edu. The election will take place during the next CACS general meeting on October 28.

IV. California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) Fall Convergence 2010
http://www.sustainabilitycoalition.org/fall-convergence
CSSC is hosting its fall convergence October 15-17th at UC Santa Barbara. At this convergence, many sustainability student leaders and organizations from all collegiate levels in California will be uniting to share experiences, participate in workshops, and have a great time! This year's theme is Clean Energy. Registration ends October 10th and costs
$20. If you are interested in attending, please contact me at fleurose@gmail.com! I'm organizing rides and housing for that weekend.

V. Environmental Justice Participatory Action Research Symposium
The conference, hosted by The Henderson Center for Social Justice, is being kicked off by Van Jones. This inaugural conference will focus on the partnerships between communities seeking to promote environmental justice and participatory action researchers at academic institutions and non-profit organizations. The gathering will highlight several EJ/PAR collaborative efforts and will lay the foundation for constructing new models that meld the expertise, perspectives, and needs of community groups and researchers.

When: Thursday, 10/14, 4-5:30pm (Van Jones lecture) & Friday, 10/15, 9:15-4pm (Symposium)
Where: Booth Auditorium, 175 Boalt Hall

See http://www.law.berkeley.edu/9318.htm for the final agenda and register at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/9324.htm.


VI. The Case for Reflective Engagement in University-Community Partnerships
Professor George Sanchez, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, and History at the University of Southern California, and Director of the Center for Diversity and Democracy will draw attention to the intellectual work of scholars collaborating with community, consider the complex particularities of the university’s institutional context, and present the case for sustained reflective engagement in university-community collaborations.

When: Thursday, October 14, 12-1:30pm
Where: Maude Fife Room, Wheeler Hall

For more information, please visit: http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/reflective-engagement


VII. Bay Area Community Psychology and Intervention Group Fall Symposium
This group consists of community psychologists and colleagues from other fields with interests in community-based research and intervention. All with interests in community-based research and interventions are welcome to join us (e.g., students, faculty, staff, non-university practitioners). The Symposium offers two brief presentations, including Julie Deardorff, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health at UC Berkeley discussing "Reporting back individual results to families involved in research." There will also be time to network, connect and informally check in about issues and ideas from our work. Light refreshments will be served.

When: Friday, October 29, 1:30-3:30pm
Where: University Hall, Room 714C

Please RSVP to Marieka Schotland at mss286@nyu.edu.

VIII. The Leadership and Social Justice Conference
The conference, hosted by U.C. Berkeley in partnership with Saint Mary's College of California, University of San Francisco, Sonoma State University, and Santa Clara University, seeks to network and empower Bay Area college students to learn skills and understand issues to create positive social change on their campuses and in their communities. In addition to workshops on leadership skills for social justice, the sessions will focus on educational inequality, poverty and homelessness, and sustainability. Please RSVP by October 11.

When: Saturday, October 16, 8:30-5pm
Where: Pauley Ballroom

For more information, please visit: http://calcorps.berkeley.edu/training/education-summit.