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Inside the Climate Action Champion Website

By Caitlin Looby, Climate Communications Writer

Temperatures are warmer, weather patterns are changing, oceans are acidifying, and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are at their highest.

It is important to talk about these changes. But, it is equally important to emphasize the efforts that institutions and individuals are taking to combat these changes.


Competing towards a common goal

 By Caitlin Looby, Climate Communications Writer

In ecology, when two species compete, neither species benefits. But, at the University of California Carbon Slam Competition, graduate students competed and everyone benefited. Not only was this the case, but they shared a common goal—carbon neutrality.

The Carbon Slam was an all day

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Ecologist Kristy Kroeker named Faculty Climate Action Champion

As the Faculty Climate Action Champion for 2016-17, ecologist Kristy Kroeker plans to use research on how environmental changes in the ocean could affect human health as the basis for a variety of education and outreach activities related to climate change.

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The Big Yellow Goes Green

By Caitlin Looby

The bell rings: it is 3 p.m. The parking lot is filled with yellow school buses and happy kids. The bell and the pool of yellow are two symbols that signify the end of another school day.

  • Faculty members discuss sustainability around a table

UC Faculty Lead the Shift in Sustainability Education

It is important for universities to prepare students—future leaders in sustainability—on how to tackle environmental issues.

Claire Napawan, UC Davis

Claire Napawan expanded her collaborative work using social media to bring climate change awareness. With #OurChangingClimate she is encouraging diverse communities to critique their every day environment through the lens of climate change.

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Faculty Climate Champions

In May 2015, UC President Janet Napolitano announced the UC Faculty Climate Champion Award Program. One climate-action award was given to a faculty member on each UC campus for the fall 2015 to fall 2016 academic year.

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To the rescue: Berkeley names Faculty Climate Action Champion

Whendee Silver might not think of herself as an action hero, but the professor of environmental science, policy and management today was named UC Berkeley’s first Faculty Climate Action Champion.

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