Environment archive

Botanical Garden celebrates 125 years of research, romance

Botanical Garden celebrates 125 years of research, romance with photoswith video

June 25, 2015:

Celebratory events starting this Sunday will highlight the outdoor attractions and research contributions of the UC Botanical Garden, which is the spectacular home of one of the country’s oldest, largest and most diverse plant collections.

UC Berkeley, Sungevity launch solar partnership

UC Berkeley, Sungevity launch solar partnership June 24, 2015:

Striking another blow for sustainability, UC Berkeley has selected Sungevity, Inc., a leading global solar service based in Oakland, as its official solar energy partner for the next decade, campus officials announced today.

Multiple mayors take town-gown ride on Bike to Work Day with photos

Multiple mayors take town-gown ride on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2015:

City of Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ wife, faculty member Janaki Bakhle, headlined a town-gown ride from Sproul Plaza for Bike to Work Day 2015. Mayors from Europe were also among the pack.

The high environmental price of cooling off with air conditioners

The high environmental price of cooling off with air conditioners April 28, 2015:

Staying cool is good but there’s a wealth of fallout. The demand for more “AC” will also cause consumers to use more electricity causing stress on energy prices, infrastructure, and environmental policy, according to a new study from the Haas School of Business.

Sustainability efforts shine at Earth Day summit with photos

Sustainability efforts shine at Earth Day summit April 23, 2015:

Staff efforts to “green” campus product procurement, an umbrella organization for myriad student environmental efforts and a passionate fourth-year water advocate were honored at the campus’s 12th annual sustainability summit Wednesday.