College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events and Announcements

February 6, 2013

Feb 7 | Start Your Own IdeaLab
Feb 7 | BareAbundance Information Session
Feb 12 | Individual Matter at Climate One
Feb 21 | Environmental Careers Speed Networking Night (BEAN)
Feb 23 | Fifth Annual LGBTQI Forum

Feb 7 | Start Your Own IdeaLab

Big Ideas@Berkeley is offering support, mentorship and networking opportunities to students interested in developing their own “IdeaLabs.”

Spring Semester Deadline: Thursday, February 7, 2013

IdeaLabs are multidisciplinary collaborative working groups organized and led by UC Berkeley students (undergraduate and graduate) to work on key issues of global significance. IdeaLabs enable students to collectively investigate problems, share knowledge, and identify opportunities for students to make a difference. IdeaLabs engage students to develop common applications, technologies, social processes, policies or services to make the world a better place. Examples of IdeaLabs have included: Safe Water, Rural Energy, Climate Change, BioFuels, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, among many others.

To learn more and apply:

Feb 7 | BareAbundance Information Session

Love Food? Hate Waste? Want to make a change? We are a student-run, non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger through food recovery and redistribution efforts to low-income and vulnerable populations within the East Bay community. Our current Love Food Hate Waste Campaign engages students and local businesses in food waste reduction through increased awareness and collective action. We also teach elementary school students the value of nutrition through various campus events. In the past, we have been recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative University and as the winner of Big Ideas @ Berkeley for Social Action & Community Engagement. Come out and learn more about us!

When: Thursday, February 7th: (Dwinelle 283)

All majors, undergraduate and graduate students are invited!

For more information, please visit or email

Feb 12 | Individual Matter at Climate One

Time: 5:30pm check in; 6:00pm program
Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)

Environmental advocates urge individuals to start reducing their carbon footprint by taking one simple action such as changing light bulbs or going meatless one day a week. If everyone did that the carbon savings would be substantial, the thinking goes. Are such starter steps the beginning of a lifelong journey or actually deceptive and even counterproductive?

Wagner argues that individual action is trivial and policy is what ultimately matters. Others contend technology (including nuclear power and genetically engineered crops) are vital to crafting a secure future. If the answer is individual and collective action - “all of the above” - what area should receive the most public attention and resources? Proponents argue that it is not a question of OR but of emphasis and priority. A conversation about markets, individuals, technology and how to bend the carbon curves in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Gernot Wagner, PhD, Author, But Will the Planet Notice?; Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Christopher Jones, Co-Chair, Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference; Researcher, CoolClimate Network

The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.

Feb 21 | Environmental Careers Speed Networking Night (BEAN)

Thursday, February 21st (6pm-8pm)
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.

Feb 23 | Fifth Annual LGBTQI Forum

Saturday, February 23 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

UCSF Medical Sciences Building
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

$10 - Sale ends February 16, includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Every year, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Student Association (LGBTQSA) of the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), sponsors a health forum to educate students and providers about healthcare disparities faced by members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) community. This innovative program brings together specialists that elaborate upon diverse topics such as transgender health, bisexual invisibility, lesbian health, intersex awareness, gay men's health, and LGBTQI parenting. Attendees are given the opportunity to interact with these speakers through small breakout sessions. Additionally, participants are actively engaged through question and answer sessions with a panel of out professionals and patients, as well as dining events that encourage one-on-one contact.This year, our featured keynote speaker is Shane Snowdon, the newly appointed director of Health & Aging Program at the Human Rights Campaign, and a national authority on LGBTI health issues.

To RSVP please visit:

For more information please visit the event Facebook page.