On April 9th-11th, UC Berkeley students will have an opportunity to vote on a Fossil Fuel Divestment Referendum during the ASUC elections.
The referendum reads:
“The Student Body of the University of California Berkeley supports campus-wide and system-wide divestment from the fossil fuel industry, including, but not limited to
1. Immediate divestment of U.C. Berkeley endowment assets from the fossil fuel industry
2. Immediate divestment of U.C. system endowment assets from the fossil fuel industry”
For more information on the referendum and elections, visit the referendum’s Facebook page.
Green Careers Success Panel: Launch Your Environmental Career!
Date: Friday, April 12th: 12:00-1:30pm Location: Career Center Blue & Gold Room (2440 Bancroft Way, 3rd floor) Description: What is a “green” career all about, and what options exist in the Environmental sector? Come learn about green job and internship opportunities and hear success stories from 5 professionals who’ve landed “Dream Green jobs”.
*Desiree Early, Senior Specialist – Global Environmental Sustainability @ Levi Strauss & Co.
*Ryan McCarter, Manager @ Green Citizen
*Matt Ganser, Director of Engineering @ Carbon Lighthouse
*Yune Lee, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer & Regional Representative @ Peace Corps
*Danielle Johnson Steer, Enrollment Manager for M.A. Program in International Environmental Policy @ Monterey Institute of International Studies NOTE: There will be time for individual questions and networking at the conclusion of the panel.
RSVP TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
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Berkeley Earth Days Check here for local Earth Day events April 13-22, 2013.
Hosted by PowerSave Campus and SERC; Funded by TGIF
When: Friday, April 26, 3:00-5:30pm Where: Kvamme Atrium on the third floor of Sutardja Dai Hall Who: All environmentally interested students and their friends. Why: You will get the chance to network with professionals from a variety of environmental fields in a structured, intimate, un-intimidating “speed networking” style, and build relationships for future internships while gaining insight from the very people whose shoes you will someday fill! Refreshments will be provided by the Berkeley Student Food Collective. It is THE not-to-miss event if you are interested in the environmental field! How: RSVP required; register here Business casual clothing, please.
Inspire, Invest, & Innovate
UC Berkeley, April 26-28
You’re invited to this years California Student Sustainability Coalition’s Spring 2013 Convergence at UC Berkeley! The event will play host to a series of inspirational keynote speakers, dynamic panels and engaging workshops. Come join hundreds of student leaders from across the state to network, learn, and have fun! Join young leaders from UCs, CSUs, CCCs and private schools to take part in a weekend of activities focused around leadership development, environmental education, and social networking.
Every Convergence has a theme, and this Spring Convergence, our team at UC Berkeley has chosen to focus on the three “In’s”: Innovation: The application of creativity and knowledge to address a problem that needs a new solution. Inspiration: At the core of innovation there are inspired individuals who recognize that real change starts within. They see possibilities behind obstacles and take action on their shared values. Investment: The power to devote resources- money, commitment, wisdom- to inspire innovation in ways which shape an equitable and sustainable future for generations to come. Registration is now open! Early bird registration is $20 for non-Berkeley students, $30 for community members, and free for all Berkeley students.