College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events 2/18/11

February 18, 2011

I. PLAYgreen Micro Grant Contest
II. The Berkeley Project
III. Berkeley Scientific Journal - Editor Positions
IV. TinkerBee Sustainability Tour
V. Earth Week Photo Contest:
VI. The Carbon Hunters: FRONTLINE/World Film Series
VII. Basic Physical Defense for Women Course
VIII. London School of Economics and Political Science Info Session
IX. Soul Food for the Activist: Sustaining Ourselves for a Lifetime of Service Retreat
X. Environmental Careers Speed Networking Night (BEAN)
XI. Volunteer at Tilden Park

I. PLAYgreen Micro Grant Contest
Want to make UC Berkeley more sustainable? Win $2,000 to make your green idea a reality! Announcing the PLAYgreen Micro Grant Contest! Tell us how you’ll green the UC Berkeley campus or community and win up to $500 to fund your project. A total of four (4) winners will be selected. Enter today! Open to current University of California Berkeley students and staff only. Click here for official rules and details.

II. The Berkeley Project
The Berkeley Project would like to invite you to be a part of the over 400 students and volunteers working together to improve the Berkeley community. We will have work sites with projects directly impacting (but not limited to) local schools, nearby parks, and community social organizations. Food, directions, and supplies will be provided. This semester we are holding the annual Berkeley Project Month, beginning in February, where for three consecutive weekends we hold themed community service events. We are looking for excited volunteers, as well as inspiring leaders to help plan and coordinate these events. Registration begins Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 8am PST at BP Site Leader Apps are available at on Wednesday, February 16 at 11:59pm. Leadership opportunities are also available through committees.

III.Berkeley Scientific Journal - Editor Positions
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.

A few examples of positions we are recruiting for: Research Editor, Features Editor, Publicity Chair/Webmaster. Come to our SECOND GENERAL MEETING to find out how to apply!!! Tuesday, February 15th, 263 Dwinelle 7:00pm

Students interested in contributing to our publication without occupying leadership positions are also welcome to attend.

If you are interested in getting your research published, writing a features article, designing the cover and layout of the journal, or conducting interviews, 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. It's not too late to join!

For more information, contact us at or visit our website

IV. TinkerBee Sustainability Tour
Follow TinkerBee on a Sustainability Tour of the UC Berkeley Campus for an inside look at how Cal Students bee sustainable. TinkerBee's tour is the first in the series of visual storytelling pieces produced by the UC Berkeley's Office of Sustainability's "Talking Louder" Multimedia Campaign.

V. Earth Week Photo Contest:
UC Berkeley’s Sustainability Team (STeam) is pleased to announce the 2011 STeam Earth Week Photo Contest. We invite you to capture images depicting environmental issues that affect you, your campus, your community, and the world around you. Show us what YOU think is in need of society’s attention and its protection.

• A photograph that provides a glimpse into the suffering of the environment and people due to neglect/waste/exploitation of resources or portrays an endangered part of our world
• Photos of areas that were restored, put back to life
• Photos of places/environment/nature that inspire you to make a change

• Minimum print size of the photo is 4” x 5” and the maximum is 16” x 20”
• File Format: JPEG only
• Entry Format: Image can be captured with a digital or film camera. Images that have been digitally enhanced or edited with software will also be accepted
• Include a title and caption
• Only prints may be submitted, no slides or mixed media
• The submitted photograph must be the work of the entrant
• One photo per UC Berkeley student may be submitted (Proof of UC Berkeley student with Cal Photo ID Card)

All photographs must be emailed to on or before March 1, 2011.

• First, second, and third prize winners will be awarded
• Selected photographs will be displayed on Sproul Plaza alongside other compelling images during the 2011 Earth Week

VI. The Carbon Hunters: FRONTLINE/World Film Series
February 22 | 7 p.m. | International House
Speaker: Mark Schapiro, CIR
Producer: Andres Cediel
Sponsor: International House
In the remote rainforests of Brazil, several American companies have been on the hunt for an increasingly valuable new commodity - carbon. But investing in big tracts of forest in order to soak up the carbon they may have to account for in proposed energy legislation is not without its costs. Free for I-House residents, members & alumni, $5 Cal students & staff, $10 public.

VII. Basic Physical Defense for Women Course
Feb 17, Feb 24 & Mar 3, 2011 (meets 3 consecutive Thursdays) 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Assembly Room at the Foothill Housing Complex
2700 Hearst (SE Corner of Hearst and Gayley Aves)
SIGN UP through RSF - $10 for current UCB Faculty, Staff & Students

Learn how to increase awareness and assertiveness skills. Develop physical techniques. LIMITED SPACE! CalRAD uses Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems: The R.A.D. System is a 9-12 hour comprehensive, women-only course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Bring a pen, towel, water and food for yourself.

VIII. London School of Economics and Political Science Info Session
A representative of the London School of Economics and Political Science will be visiting UC Berkeley next Wednesday, February 23. Join the information session to learn about direct study opportunities at one of the foremost social science universities in the world: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 223 Moses Hall

IX. Soul Food for the Activist: Sustaining Ourselves for a Lifetime of Service Retreat
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Senior Hall, UC Berkeley
RSVP Deadline: February 18th
To Register:
For anyone who DREAMS BIG and WORKS HARD to create positive change in this world. Explore in fun, creative ways how to sustain oneself and others for the long haul, while doing the work even better. This retreat is designed to be an inspiring day that helps re-energize, re-connect to hope and optimism.

Coordinated by the Cal Corps Public Service Center and generously funded by the Shinnyo-en Foundation, this retreat will offer interactive workshops, movement, and reflection activities to help you identify and sustain your passion for social change. All great leaders have incorporated reflective practices into their daily routine and in order to stay grounded in their vision, energized in health and spirit, and focused in work, relationships, and life. Join other inspiring activists, colleagues, and students to explore how to be a more effective leader, activist, and agent of change.

Inspiring Morning Keynote by Sarah Crowell
Sarah Crowell has taught dance, theater and violence prevention to youth and adults for over 20 years. She has run programs at Destiny Arts Center ( since 1990 where she currently serves as Artistic Director. Sarah received 9 California Arts Council Artist in Residency grants for her work at Destiny and a National Endowment for the Arts grant to author a curriculum guide for artists working with teens called Youth on the Move: a teacher’s guidebook to co-creating original movement/theater performances with teens. Sarah is the recipient of the 2007 KPFA peace award and the 2006 Purple Moon DreamSpeakers award. Sarah has spoken and facilitated workshops at numerous national conferences since 2000 locally and nationally.

For more information about the Shinnyo-en Foundation or the Six Billion Paths to Peace Initiative go to:

X. Environmental Careers Speed Networking Night (BEAN)
Date & Time: Thursday March 3rd, 2011; 6pm-8pm
Location: Alumni House, UC Berkeley Campus
Sponsored by: Berkeley Environmental Alumni Network (BEAN), College of Natural Resources (CNR), & The Career Center

Interested in exploring an environmental career? Want to learn more about opportunities and pathways within the green sector? Then be sure to attend this exciting networking night where you'll get to meet and mingle with successful alums in your field! *Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, please login to Callisto and click on the "Programs & Workshops" link on the top right side of your Callisto homepage.

XI. Volunteer at Tilden Park
Tilden Park Golf Course would like your help! Come garden with us as we create natural habitats, and beautify the course. Volunteers will receive a complimentary round of golf, and will ultimately help us reach our goal of being certified by Audubon International. Please Contact Jaimee Rizzotti to sign up: Ph 510.845.1724 Email: