Statement on Social Justice and Solidarity with Peaceful Protesters

ERG faculty and staff released the following statement May 31: “All of us at the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the University of California, Berkeley, mourn the tragic loss of the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and the racism directed at Christian Cooper, to name just a few of the most recent examples. These are all cases of the abhorrent racial violence that still haunts our society. The violence we have seen over the past days illustrates many additional problems: the lack of any accountability or moral rudder from some public officials who we would normally expect to speak for the public good; and a systemic disregard for the basic rights of minority groups…”

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Sustainability Summer 2020 is on!

Summer 2020 registration is open! We are preparing to offer all of our courses through remote instruction for summer 2020 due to concerns about COVID-19. Interested students are encouraged to continue to register. The 8-week Sustainability Minor/Certificate program runs from June 22-August 14. Registration is open for all students, domestic and international, and the public. Please note that two courses, Energy and Society (W100/W184) and Water and Sanitation Justice (W174) are already designed exclusively for online instruction. Courses in ecology, renewable energy, water, climate change economics, environmental classics, green building, business, and environmental justice can be taken as part of the program or individually.

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The Energy and Resources Group

ERG is a col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mu­nity of grad­u­ate stu­dents, core fac­ulty, over 150 affil­i­ated fac­ulty and researchers across the cam­pus, and over 500 alumni across the globe. We award MA, MS, and PhD degrees to stu­dents work­ing across dis­ci­plines and depart­ments to cre­ate poten­tially trans­for­ma­tive knowl­edge for the planet and its peo­ple. ERG is a world-renowned pro­gram with a 40-year his­tory of out­stand­ing research, edu­ca­tion and outreach to gov­ern­ment, indus­try, and civil soci­ety at the state, national and inter­na­tional levels.

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