The Earth Action Initiative Conference — 3/23/2019

The Earth Action Initiative conference is a community driven and collaborative approach to addressing the multidimensional, intersectional, and complex nature of climate change. The conference is March 23rd in…

UC Berkeley Group Wins United Nations Award

United Nations SEED grant for sustainable energy development grant will fund a pilot energy project of a solar-based microgrid in an island community in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

Graduate Students in Hermanowicz Lab Named Odebrecht Finalists

Graduate students in CEE Professor Slav Hermanowicz's Lab and collaborators received second place in 2013 Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development. The award, which includes cash prizes totaling $65,000, invites university students to search for innovative technologies and methods to promote sustainable and responsible development.

Shinnyo Fellowship — 4/1/13

The Shinnyo Fellowship provides advising and monetary support to undergraduate and graduate students who desire to implement a service, peace-building, and/or sustainable social change project locally, nationally, or globally. Project proposals should be innovative, action-oriented, and emphasize peace-building.

Rankings: Berkeley’s not only super, it’s the greenest

UC Berkeley is a member of a totally informal yet stratospherically exclusive club, an elite “supergroup” of six universities worldwide that are regarded head and shoulders above the rest of the throng. (The others are Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Stanford, and Oxford.)

Energy Secretary advances nano science in spare time

Apparently the most-Berkeley person in the Obama cabinet, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (former director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley Ph.D. '76), makes scientific contributions, and news, even while he takes it easy. "In his down time, often while flying somewhere," reported AP science writer Seth Borenstein, Chu "relaxes by tackling a scientific conundrum and stretching the limits of technology."

Energy-efficiency expert (and grad alum) Karl Brown is a champ

An instrument box mounted in the depths of a campus classroom and office building is hardly a headline-grabbing weapon against climate change. But because buildings are estimated to be responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse-gas emissions, cutting-edge monitoring systems in fact are crucial tools for reducing global warming.