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April 2021

Sustainability Minor/Certificate Information Session

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Sustainability Summer Minor/Certificate - Online Information Session We will be hosting a hour-long Zoom information session to introduce the program, its courses, and summer instructors. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the programs and individual courses. DATE: April 12, 2021 TIME: 2:00-3:00 PM PST REGISTER: https://berkeley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYudempqT4sG90dWhD537_mpJkqJ5PK2Wun MORE INFO: https://erg.berkeley.edu/sustainability or email sustainabilitysummer@berkeley.edu Ready to register? Visit summer.berkeley.edu now to start.

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Midday Science Cafe – Adapting to Change: The Future of California’s Water-Energy Nexus

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Sponsor: Science@Cal DESCRIPTION: Water and energy, two intricately connected systems, are critical to California’s future as we face increasing urbanization and climate change. In this Midday Science Cafe, we’ll hear from two researchers studying the connection between water and energy, or the “water-energy nexus”. We’ll learn from Julia Szinai about the implications of climate change and climate change solutions on the water-energy nexus and how California’s water and electricity resources may be impacted by the end of the century. Dr.…

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SARA GLADE – Evaluating and Designing Effective Arsenic Treatment Technology for Small, Low-Income Communities in California

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP PRESENTS: SPEAKER: Sara Glade University of Colorado, Boulder DATE: April 21, 2021 TIME: 4:00-5:30 PM LOCATION: Zoom MEETING ID: 953 6989 7313 NOTE: Participants who are not eligible for a UC Berkeley-provided Zoom account can use a Zoom account provided by their institution, can create a free, consumer Zoom account (at https://zoom.us/freesignup/), or can dial in via the phone. DESCRIPTION: Arsenic contamination of groundwater continues to threaten access to safe drinking water for California’s most…

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ADAM ORFORD – Investigating Conservative Environmental Polarization, 1945-1981

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP PRESENTS: SPEAKER: Adam Orford University of California, Berkeley DATE: April 28, 2021 TIME: 4:00-5:30 PM LOCATION: Zoom MEETING ID: 948 3290 1254 DESCRIPTION: There is a well-recognized partisan and ideological polarization on environmental issues in the United States. This talk will discuss what is known (and what is not) about the origins and development of that phenomenon between 1945 and 1981, examined against the background of the postwar decades' intra-party ideological conflict, national party realignment, social upheaval,…

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The Oakland EcoBlock: A Novel Approach to Building Resilient Communities

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Sponsor: Science@Cal SPEAKER: Dr. Alexandra von Meier Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Director of Electric Grid Research, California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE)

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June 2021

Social Cost of Carbon

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Berkeley Rausser College of Natural Resources Breakthroughs Magazine Virtual Series DESCRIPTION: The social cost of carbon—an estimate of the economic harm caused by each additional ton of carbon dioxide—allows policy makers to evaluate the economic consequences of emissions and make informed decisions about climate change. Join this discussion between Energy and Resources Group professor David Anthoff, Agriculture and Resources Economics professor Maximilian Auffhammer, and ERG PhD candidate Lisa Rennels to learn more about the most important number you’ve never heard of. Register to…

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