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  /  Earth Month & Cool Campus Challenge 2019

Earth Month & Cool Campus Challenge 2019

Earth Month is curated by the SERC Outreach Committee, consisting of events from Environmental & Sustainability Organizations, campus and community partners, Cool Campus Challenge, and the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC).

SERC Outreach Team works to ensure all events and programs represent the sustainability community’s understanding of diversity and inclusivity: race, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance.

If you need any form of accommodations to fully participate in the events as described, please contact

**More information will be added to the calendar of events below as it becomes available.

Facebook event: EARTH MONTH 2019 AT UC BERKELEY


Museum of Tomorrow

April 15-April 19 | Lower Sproul on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Savio Steps on Friday, Lower Sproul on Saturday

Hosted by Museum of Tomorrow Team

Join Big Idea winners “Museum of Tomorrow” for a pop-up museum with interactive, Instagrammable, action-oriented exhibits! This museum will engage and educate participants on their individual impact on climate change as well as provide resources and support on improving that impact. Admission is $5, payable at the door. Don’t miss out on this special student-led, student-built exhibition!

Flower Pots in the Sun

Monday, April 15th 11am-1pm | Sproul Plaza

hosted by Cool Campus Challenge Team

Stop by and learn how to participate in Cool Campus Challenge while painting a pot and taking home a plant!

BARE Strip

Thursday, April 18th 11am-4pm | Kroeber Plaza

hosted by BARE Magazine

Where sustainability and fashion meet. Join BARE Magazine at its annual pop-up thrift shop! More details to come.

Peterson Speaker Series: Leading the Pack: How Companies are Collaborating to Tackle Plastic Packaging Waste

Thursday, April 18th 12:30-2pm | Spieker Forum, Chou Hall, Haas School of Business

hosted by Center for Responsible Business

Join us for a Peterson Speaker Series with key industry players collaborating to overcome our reliance on plastic packaging and the resulting waste. This special Peterson Speaker Series will set the stage for the final presentations of the 2019 Patagonia Case Competition taking place at Berkeley Haas on Friday, 4/19. See full speaker list at the Eventbrite link!

2019 Patagonia Case Competition

Friday, April 19th 9am-5pm | Spieker Forum, Chou Hall, Haas School of Business

hosted by Center for Responsible Business

Graduate student teams from leading business schools will come together at the Haas School of Business to compete in the development of potential solutions to a real and urgent problem faced by Patagonia. This year, the case study focuses on Patagonia’s goal of lessening the environmental impact caused by single-use packaging. This is the final round of the case competition. Come watch finalist teams compete for a total of $22,500 in prize money and a trip to Patagonia headquarters to meet with employees and go surfing.

North Richmond Earth Day Cleanup

Saturday, April 20th 9-11am | Wildcat Creek at Verde Elementary School, 2000 Giaramita St., Richmond

hosted by The Watershed Project, Contra Costa County

Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean our urban creeks! Free refreshments will be provided as you work hard to clean up our environment! We will supply tools and gloves, but if you have your own pair of gloves and a bucket, please bring them to reduce our use of disposable items. Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and bring your own reusable water bottle if you have one. More details linked above.

Trash Bash: Campus Cleanup

Sunday, April 21st 3-5pm | meet on Memorial Glade

hosted by Epsilon Eta and SERC

Help clean up our campus after our national holiday and learn about proper trash sorting! In teams of 4, compete to pick up the highest volume of trash within an hour. Winners will win a kit of reusable utensils! All materials will be provided, including snacks!

Berkeley Earth Day + Wild & Scenic Film Fest

Sunday, April 21st 10am-5pm | David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

sponsored by Compassionate Living

Berkeley Earth Day features dozens of vendors sharing their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Hear educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, enjoy delicious sustainable food, and more. Additionally, Berkeley Earth Day is excited to host the Wild & Scenic Film Fest: one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals focusing on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

Gill Tract Community Farm Earth Day Festival

Sunday, April 21st 10am-4pm | Gill Tract Community Farm, 1050 San Pablo Ave, Albany

hosted by UC Gill Tract Community Farm

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm will host its 5th annual Earth Day Celebration. It’s theme is “Nurturing Our Future Together: Using Food to Build Community.”

Activities include:

10:00-12:00: planting, harvesting and working on the farm;

12:00 noon: non-denominational spiritual ceremony to honor our Mother Earth;

12:00-1:30: Lunch of soup and salad made with fresh farm produce;

1:30-3:00: Panel discussion with young emerging leaders in food justice.

We will also feature special activities in the Children’s Garden, including an Easter Egg Hunt, as well as local community groups information tables.

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm strives for equitable economies and a healthy environment, and we distribute organic vegetables and herbs to people with limited access to high quality food. Please join us for this special event! Donations are appreciated.

Flower Pots in the Sun

Monday, April 22nd 11am-1pm | Sproul Plaza

hosted by Cool Campus Challenge Team

Stop by and learn how to participate in Cool Campus Challenge while painting a pot and taking home a plant!

UC Berkeley’s Annual Sustainability Summit

Monday, April 22nd 2:30pm-5pm | Spieker Room, Chou Hall, Haas School of Business

hosted by Office of Sustainability & Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability

Join CACS for the Annual Sustainability Summit. The Summit will include a reception and poster session and the annual sustainability awards ceremony. This year we will be celebrating climate action and Cool Campus Challenge.

Prison Abolition is Environmental Justice

Monday, April 22nd 6-8pm | 159 Mulford Hall

hosted by Student Environmental Resource Center

Mass incarceration, failing prison infrastructure, and penal labor are pressing environmental injustices that are often overlooked. Join the Student Environmental Resource Center and Underground Scholars as we discuss the relationship between prisons and the environment, and further the idea of prison abolition as an environmental justice issue. Panelist list to be announced.

TGIF Skill Development Workshop – Institutionalizing Projects

Tuesday, April 23rd 6-7pm | bNorth 82D, MLK Student Union

hosted by The Green Initiative Fund, Student Environmental Resource Center

Come learn tips, tricks, and best practices for institutionalizing projects after you graduate, or simply because you want to make projects more sustainable! You do NOT have to be a TGIF Project Leader to attend – this event is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in creating projects with lasting impact is welcome to attend.

Conscious College Lifestyle Expo

Wednesday, April 24th, 11am-3pm | Dwinelle & Wheeler Courtyards

hosted by CALPIRG + SERC Zero Waste

Stop by the Conscious College Lifestyle Expo and learn how to make sustainable life choices. The expo will feature a variety of resources, tabling activities, and products from various partners and student organizations. More details to come!

Zero Waste Town Hall

Wednesday April 24th, 6-8:30pm, | Location TBD

hosted by Zero Waste Coalition

The Zero Waste Coalition is hosting a Town Hall to increase transparency of Cal’s Zero Waste goals. Food will be provided. More details to come!

Animal Agriculture and the Environment: Cowspiracy Screening

Tuesday, April 23rd 6-9pm | 101 Moffitt

hosted by SERC Outreach Team

Join the Student Environmental Resource Center in a screening of Cowspiracy, followed by a discussion with one of the film’s producers! Refreshments will be provided. More details to come.

Soil Health to Human Health

Friday, April 26th 1pm-4pm | Oxford Tract, Walnut St. between Virginia and Hearst

hosted by Housing and Dining Sustainability Advocates, Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture, and the Bowles Lab

Explore agroecology, learn about soil science, see cooking demos with farm vegetables, and meet your fellow farm to table friends!

Clothes Swap + Tie Dye

Friday, April 26th 12pm-3pm | Memorial Glade

hosted by ReUSE, SERC Outreach

Join ReUSE and SERC for a community clothes swap! Bring, exchange, and/or purchase clothes and tie-dye in the sun!

Hoover Elementary Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 27th, 10am-2pm | Hoover Elementary School

hosted by SERC Community Engagement Team

More details to come!

2nd Annual Latinxs and the Environment Summit: Designing Our Future: Bridging Academica, Public Policy, and Communities

Saturday, April 27th 8am-4:30pm | 210 Wurster Hall

hosted by Latinx and the Environment Initiative @ UC Berkeley

Latinos and the Environment Initiative seeks to establish a comprehensive program designed to generate knowledge and encourage increased study and research on Latinos and the environment both in the US and abroad with the coordinated participation of policymakers, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and the academic community. More event details to come.

2019 Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium

Saturday, April 27th 8:30am-6:30pm | Lawrence Hall of Science

hosted by Berkeley Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology

The Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium (BACBS) is a one-day conference that showcases the pioneering conservation biology science by students and professionals around the Bay Area. More information, including ticket registration, presenting, and speakers linked above.

SunStock Berkeley Solar Music Festival

Saturday, April 27th, 3pm-9pm | Crescent Lawn

hosted by Sunstock Berkeley

Free, solar-powered music festival featuring live music, art installations, food, and environmental groups, all united in a commitment to renewable energy! No tickets needed. Just show up and enjoy the good music, fun vibes, and free solar power!

Headlining: Trapdoor Social

The Quickies

The Missionaries

Living Things


SERC Zine Launch Party

Tuesday, April  30th 4pm-6pm | Memorial Glade

hosted by SERC Media and Outreach Teams

Join the Student Environmental Resource Center for a potluck on the Glade as we launch our first ever environmental zine! More details to come for those interested in submitting artwork/photography/poetry.


Coffee Festival

Wednesday, April 3rd 11am-2pm | Lower Sproul

hosted by The Coffee Project, Berkeley Anti-Trafficking Coalition

The Coffee Project partnered with local roasteries, cafés, and other relevant organizations to bring free, ethically-sourced coffee and information about how to be a conscious consumer.

Cool Campus Challenge Launch Party

Wednesday, April 3rd 6-8pm | bNorth 82D, MLK Student Union

hosted by Cool Campus Challenge Team

The Cool Campus Challenge is a month-long competition between UC campuses to reduce carbon emissions and foster a culture of sustainability. Sign up at and join us to kick off the CCC with friends, food, and music!

Green Monday Restaurant Outreach

Friday, April 5, meet at 1pm | Sproul Plaza

hosted by Epsilon Eta, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition

Last semester, Berkeley became the first city in the world to adopt Green Monday! Now we need to spread the word & aim to get each restaurant to put a Green Monday sticker in their window and highlight their plant-based option 1 day per week.

Flower Pots in the Sun

Monday, April 8th 11am-1pm | Sproul Plaza

hosted by Cool Campus Challenge Team

Stop by and learn how to participate in Cool Campus Challenge while painting a pot and taking home a plant!

Eco Community Hiking Mixer

Friday, April 5th 6:30-7:30pm | meet at base of trails at Clark Kerr

hosted by Cool Campus Challenge Team

In efforts to cultivate a stronger eco community at Cal, the Cool Campus Challenge Team is hosting a hiking mixer! Come out and make like-minded friends while enjoying the sunset. You do not need to be in a green organization to come– all are welcome, bring a friend and some snacks!

Wildflower Planting Day

Date TBD

hosted by Herbicide Free Cal + CALPIRG (Save the Bees)

Details to come!

Spring Clothing Swap

Sunday, April 7th 9am-1pm | 2710 Durant Ave

hosted by Epsilon Eta

Clean out your closets and drop off clothing no longer wanted or needed! Anyone is welcome to join and drop by to either exchange or buy items! Unclaimed clothing will be donated at the end.

Class Pass Forum

Wednesday, April 10th 9:30am-2pm | AC Transit Bus on Dwinelle Plaza

hosted by AC Transit & UC Berkeley Parking & Transportation

Engage with AC Transit System and play Transit Trivia, Plinko, Raffle Wheel, and win cool prizes! Sign a “thank you” banner and take some selfies at the photo station while you’re there too.

Environment & Sustainability Expo

Wednesday, April 10th 12pm-3pm | West Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union

hosted by Student Environmental Resource Center

Come meet employers and alumni from various roles and niches of the Environmental Sector. Some employers and alumni will be actively recruiting for positions, while others will be there to help students learn about the organizations and what they do within the field. This event is appropriate for students who are job/internship seeking (bring your resumes!) and also those who may just be starting to explore what is available in the environmental field.  This year, we will also include representatives from various graduate programs for those students exploring graduate school.

System Change, Not Climate Change Panel

Wednesday, April 10th 6-7:30pm | 510 Eshleman Hall

hosted by Fossil Free Cal

Attend this panel to better understand the different facets of climate change and to learn about the systematic changes we can make to effectively combat its moral, physical, and economic implications. Refreshments provided!

Cool Campus Festival

Thursday, April 11th 12-3pm | Campanile Esplanade

hosted by Cool Campus Challenge Team

Come celebrate the Cool Campus Challenge with sustainable booths, fun activities, music, and a special surprise!