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UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network

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UCSF Participates in UC Carbon Slam

At the 2016 UC Carbon Slam, Arianne presented her work on new curriculum for health professionals that takes into account sustainability issues. The Carbon Slam brought together scholars from all 10 campuses to present their climate science and carbon reduction research in three-minute pitches before a panel of judges. read more

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Starfish Baby Boom Surprises Biologists


Despite the sea star wasting disease epidemic that has nearly halved some populations and that Mike researches, hundreds of baby starfish were born along the Oregon coast in the spring of 2016. Read more

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New Global Warming Remedy: Turning Rangelands into Carbon-Sucking Vacuums

Studies conducted on a ranch in the heart of Marin County and led by UC Berkeley researchers and alums seem to confirm what home gardeners have long suspected: Compost really can save the world.

That sounds hyperbolic, of course. But research led by Whendee Silver of Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and

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Why the climate change fight needs a new type of entrepreneur

Scientists and global leaders are busy seeking solutions to climate change, but a growing number of experts in the field think that another group will have to play a critical role: entrepreneurs. And now is the time for entrepreneurs to enter the fray.

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Steyer: Students must lead on climate solutions. Students: We’re on it.

Noted business leader, environmentalist and philanthropist Tom Steyer spoke at the 2016 UC Carbon Slam and encouraged students to be involved and informed about climate change issues.  

Organized by UC Santa Cruz professor Sue Carter, Carbon Slam gave students from all 10 UC campuses the chance to pitch their research to a panel of expert

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UC Climate and Sustainability Education Resource Library

The UC Climate and Sustainability Education Resource Library (CSERL) is an online content management system offering community-contributed tools, course curricula, lectures, seminars, podcasts, tutorials, contact information for experts willing to guest lecture, and other learning materials related to carbon neutrality, climate change, and sustainability.

The goal of CSERL is to enable sharing and management of content related to Climate Education

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Faculty Workshops on Teaching Climate and Sustainability

In 2015, the University of California hosted a series of campus workshops to incentivize, support and connect faculty across campuses who voluntarily choose to infuse existing course curriculum across various disciplines with relevant climate and sustainability concepts.

In 2016, through the Faculty Engagement and Education working group of the UC Global Climate Leadership Council,

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UC Carbon Slam

On May 23, 2016, the UC Global Climate Leadership Council hosted the first ever system-wide Carbon Slam event to bring students from all 10 campuses to Silicon Valley to present their climate science and carbon reduction research in three-minute pitches at a live competition before a panel of esteemed judges and guests for a chance to

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