College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events 1/28/11

January 28, 2011

I. Sustainability Forum
II. Cal’s Climate Action Partnership (CalCAP) Seminar
III. Big Ideas at Berkeley Competition now open! $300,000 in prizes!

I. Sustainability Forum
Come to the Feb 2011 Sustainability Forum held on Wed, Feb 2 from 6:00-7:30pm in 159 Mulford. With over 30 environmental organizations on campus with focuses ranging from green business to waste reduction to renewable energy, we’ve brought them together for you! Hear from environmental student groups to figure out which one you want to get involved with or learn what other clubs have been up to. PLUS, FREE FOOD! Already in a student group? That’s okay! Mingle with peers! OPEN TO EVERYONE. You don't need to be affiliated with any organization or major. RSVP through Facebook & bring a friend! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180916991930755.


II. Cal’s Climate Action Partnership (CalCAP) Seminar
Did you know that students have been responsible for many of UC Berkeley's most forward looking environmental policies? Would you like to learn more or get help implementing your own ideas? Then sign up for ER298 now! It is a student led course, sponsored by Vice Provost Catherine Koshland, who chairs the UC Berkeley Climate Action Partnership Committee, which is directly responsible to the Chancellor for designing and implementing GHG reductions on campus. The course will feature prominent faculty, staff and administrators from campus who are working on different dimensions of our environmental footprint. You will have opportunities to make your voice heard and to work with and challenge campus leadership to affect even more progress in environmental practices and management. All majors are welcome. For more information on the course, contact Christa Chavez (chavezc@berkeley.edu) – for more information on CalCAP: http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/calcap.
When & Where: Tuesdays, 4-6pm, 125 Dwinelle
CCN: 27457 2 units w/project, 1 unit without


III. Big Ideas at Berkeley Competition now open! $300,000 in prizes!
Since its founding in 2006, UC Berkeley’s annual Big Ideas Competition has inspired innovative and high-impact student projects aimed at solving the world's most pressing problem. By seeking out and supporting smart and promising new ideas, Big Ideas has produced remarkable results. This year's competition promises up to 300K in awards in 16 different contests.

Categories include: Global Poverty Alleviation, Social Entrepreneurship, Improving Student Life, Social Justice and Community Engagement, Information Technology for Society, Energy Efficient Technologies, New Media, Safe Water, Security and Trust, BioEnergy, Campus Biodiesel, Emerging and Neglected Diseases, Science Technology and Engineering Policy, Green Chemistry, and Synthetic Biology

To learn more visit the Big Ideas website http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/contest/ Submissions are due by March 7, 2011.