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CNR Homecoming Picnic 2013

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013 | 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | North-East lawn outside of Giannini Hall | UC Berkeley campus | FREE — Kindly RSVP if you plan on attending.

Celebrate landmark reunions for the Classes of 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968, 1963! Whether it's your reunion year or not, CNR alumni, donors, parents, students and faculty are invited to join us at the CNR Homecoming Picnic during the university wide Alumni & Family Weekend!

We'll raise our glasses and toast reunion-year alumni with wine and beer donated by an alumni brewer and several alumni vintners. See the list of alumni spirit donors.

The event is FREE, but you must RSVP by September 23!

Learn more about CNR Faculty Lectures on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2013.

Come early on Saturday and join the CNR Alumni Association Board at:
10:00 a.m. CNRAA Board Annual Meeting
10:30 a.m. State of the College Address by Dean J. Keith Gilless

CNRAA Career Panel: Clean ENERGY Future!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | The David Brower Center | Hazel Wolf Gallery | 2150 Allston Way in Berkeley | Reception with light refreshments following career panel | FREE

Are you a Clean Energy professional? Or, perhaps, interested in making a career change? Maybe you're just curious about job opportunities that exist in the field of clean energy.

Three billion of the world's 7 billion people still rely on high carbon emitting energy sources — wood, coal, charcoal, animal waste — for heating and cooking. "U.N. estimates also are that energy accounts for about 60 percent of global greenhouse emissions, which in turn has a long-term impact on the climate." (cite)

Now is your chance to connect with CNR alums who are professionals in the field of clean energy to discuss career and ways we can help minimize our impact on climate. Or come to mingle with fellow CNR professionals. But by all means, bring your questions. Our CNR alum experts have answers!

Nurturing environmental leaders: The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)

Read recent blog by David Zilberman, professor of agricultural and resource economics and learn more about the Beahrs ELP, a three week summer program that targets up-and-coming environmental professionals. The ELP has 502 alumni from 102 countries, and the geographic composition of the participants changes over time. This year, we had 38 participants, twenty from Africa and the Middle East, eleven from Asia and the rest from the Americas and Europe.

Rida Sherif (far left), touring the urban garden program at Jefferson Elementary School in Berkeley, Calif., with Nancy Peluso, a professor of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, and other participants in the 2013 Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program. PHOTO: Karlina Wu

The Libyan Spring's Environmentalists

What do you do if you have three academic degrees in forestry-related topics and your home country is a desert? Plant trees, of course.

For Rida Sherif, one of two first-ever Libyans currently attending this past summer's Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley, reforestration is a simple math program. "There are 6 million people in Libya. If each one of them planted 5 trees, we'd have 30 million trees, just like that," he illustrates with the snap of his fingers. Read more »

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