Funding Opportunity for Climate Mitigation Projects — 5/31/2019

In support of UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, the University is soliciting ideas from members of the UC community for off-campus projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sequester carbon. Under UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, the UC system has committed … Continued

Arthur Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency — 4/30/19

The Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency is a $7,500 fellowship awarded to one graduate student in a Ph.D., Masters, J.D. or professional program who is committed to research on energy efficiency. This includes technical, social science and policy research … Continued

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 Pauley Ballroom at UC Berkeley to include workshops, art, food, drink, and direct action toward tackling climate change! Check … Continued

Nico Linesch Boundary Crossing Scholar’s Award — 1/23/2019

The Nico Linesch Boundary Crossing Scholar’s Award is for graduate students to continue Nico’s work and design interdisciplinary internships in government agencies or nonprofits whose budgets limit their capacity to offer compensation. Eligibility Be a current post-baccalaureate student enrolled in a graduate … Continued

Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability — 8/20/2018

The Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability address pressing world needs. This two-year postdoctoral program is unique in that the postdocs link their research at Cornell University with external non-academic partners to advance the on-the-ground application of sustainable solutions. Up to … Continued

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development — 5/31/2018

Odebrecht USA and Braskem America invite graduate students nationwide to join them in the search for innovative technologies and methods to promote sustainable and responsible development. The Odebrecht Group is a diversified business leader laying the groundwork for positive sustainable change worldwide. The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable … Continued

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.

Team members Vivek Rao and Henry Kagey observe an experiment in progress.

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 … Continued

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.)

Steven Chu

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.”

Karl Brown

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 … Continued

Walter Wood

A Berkeley prof will use the sun to power student housing in Buffalo, N.Y.

Walter Hood recently won a public art competition to design a planned solar energy array at the North Campus of the University of Buffalo in New York. Hood, a 20-year member of Berkeley’s landscape architecture faculty, earned two graduate degrees here (M.L.A. ’89, and M. Arch. ’89).