Student Environmental Resource Center
Mission: The Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) cultivates a collaborative space to strengthen the collective effectiveness of the sustainability community, and provides resources for students to actualize their visions of a more equitable, socially just, and resilient future.
As of January 2014: Visit us at http://serc.berkeley.edu for the most updated information on SERC.
TGIF Application Project Leads: Nolan Pack, Mauricio Castillo, Noah Puni, Katherine Walsh
2013-2014 Student Staff Positions:
- Roberta Giordano – Chief of Staff
- Louis Spanias – Internal Director
- Angela Meese Shen – External Director
- Magnolia Barrett – Education Director
- Hanna Morris – Communications Director
- Phoebe Song – Finance Director
Interns: Qusai Bhaijeewala, Samantha Klein, Kristen Chen, Regina Clincy, Angie Shen, Manon von Kaenel, Stella Kim
Staff Director: Katherine Walsh
2012-2013 Student Staff Positions:
- Noah Puni – Director
- Katie Hoffman – Chief of Staff
- Zen Trenholm – Finance Director
- Omead Kohanteb – Internal Communications Director
- Roberta Giordano – Administrative Assistant
- Mauricio Castillo – External Communications Director
- Justine Rembac – Education Director
TGIF Grant: $12,000; additional $5,000 awarded in spring 2013 for CSSC and Earth Week; additional $5,000 awarded in spring 2014 for student staff.
Project Theme: Education & Behavior Change
Project Location– 337 Mulford Hall (student office); Hearst Gym Suite 2A (student office); 102 Hearst Gym (Director office)
Status: In Progress
Project Description: This grant will initiate the establishment of a permanent Student Environmental Resource Center by funding five implementation & planning interns and a workshop for setting objectives and plans.
Goals: Create the Student Environmental Resource Center as an on-campus physical space for the campus groups and students with interest in taking action to reduce environmental impacts and to raise awareness of environmental issues. Use the SERC to discuss ideas and provide resources, tools, and manpower to execute sustainability projects and environmental campaigns. Create a small environmental library and computer center for center visitors. Provide advising, grant-writing support, project development materials, and employment opportunities. Strengthen the collective effectiveness and durability of campus sustainability efforts by providing information, opportunities, and services to students and student groups with an interest in sustainability. Provide a physical space for the Zero Waste Research Center, the Plastic Disclosure Project, and The Green Initiative Fund.