Greening the Berkeley Science Review Phase II
Project Sponsor: Berkeley Science Review
TGIF Grant: $2,000
Project Theme: Waste Reduction
Project Description: Funding will be used to cover the additional costs of printing the spring 2013 issue of the magazine on recycled paper and for hiring a spring student intern to assist with web-development of publishing online content. The Berkeley Science Review also received a spring 2012 TGIF Grant for sustainable printing practices.
- Cover the additional cost of printing the spring 2013 issue of the magazine on recycled paper (see spring 2012 TGIF application)
- In 2010, the BSR unveiled a new website to host a new blog, allowing us to engage readers on a daily basis with news and opinions about the world of science at Berkeley and beyond. This project was also an attempt to maintain an online archive of BSR print releases, and a small staff of graduate students have worked to ensure that all previous editions of the BSR are available as PDFs. Converting these pages to a web-based HTML format would offer significant advantages. Authors would be able to include hyperlinks connecting magazine articles to previous BSR content, as well as to outside content for further reading. The stories could also include embedded videos and interactive graphics to improve the reader’s experience. HTML pages would be faster to load and easier to browse quickly, and hosting the content in this way would make it easier for readers to share stories with their family and friends