Earth Week 2009-2013
Beginning 2014, UC Berkeley’s annual Earth Week will be coordinated by the Student Environmental Resource Center. Details can be found here.
Project Leads: Katherine Brittain, Jonah Lipsitt, Mandy Jones, Jasmine Tuadi, Michelle Lowe, Michelle Choi, Monica Barin, Meredith Jacobson, Judy Li
Sponsor: ASUC Sustainability Team
TGIF Grant: $10,000; $2,000 each year for 5 years (2009-2013)
Project Theme: Education & Behavior Change
Status: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Complete; 2014 Update: Earth Week will now be coordinated annually by the Student Environmental Resource Center.
Project Description: Earth Week will be held each year at UC Berkeley during the week of Earth Day, April 22nd. STeam will plan a week to unite faculty, staff, students, Bay Area organizations, and other environmentally conscious groups and individuals in environmental education, inspiring activism, encouraging changes in habits, and promoting environmentalism.
Goals: Educate the UC Berkeley campus about environmentalism and promote personal life changes to reduce people’s individual environmental footprints. Present our Earth Week activities at the annual CACS Sustainability Summit’s poster session. Bring together Bay Area environmentally conscious businesses and UC Berkeley students. Advertise Earth Week’s events and report attendance and event feedback to TGIF and the UC Berkeley community. Estimate the amount of attendees at Earth Week events. Estimate the impacts of event hand-outs like CFL’s, organic clothing and food.