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A call for ecological action

Consensus shows humanity’s life support systems are imperiled

Our planet’s terrestrial and marine ecosystems, together with their climatic envelopes and geological substrates, and the processes and products resulting from their functioning represent humanity’s life-support systems. Their roles include the capture of carbon dioxide and release of oxygen, supplying food, provisioning of drinkable water, controlling soil erosion,  suppressing pest,
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Sustainibilibuddies, unite!

Grass Roots

This weekend is the culmination of months of work from members of the environmental community. Spearheaded by the Student Environmental Resource Center, and with representatives from other student environmental organizations, we have been working long hours planning to bring hundreds of students to Berkeley from colleges all over California. Community
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The greenest day of the year

Grass Roots

April 22 is one of my favorite days of the year. Nestled nicely between 420 and my birthday, Earth Day has become a day of renewal for me in my environmental aspirations. It gives me an opportunity to rejuvenate myself in the spirit of community and let the history of
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Club fatigue

Grass Roots

There are more than 30 environmental student groups on campus. Most have a unique focus on one, maybe two aspects of environmentalism, but all are united through a belief in actively working to make our world more environmentally friendly. I’ve been a member and supporter of many of these clubs
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Sustainability and the Berkeley Bubble

Grass Roots

I realized I was outside of the Berkeley Bubble when I noticed my friends back home had two trashcans in their kitchen. Both filled with trash. My hands at the time were filled with various bottles and cans from the night before, and as I looked around desperately searching for
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Environmental pipe dreams

Grass Roots

There was a time in my life when I knew exactly what I wanted to be. Or rather, where I wanted to be. I wanted to be in New York City, home of sky-high buildings, even higher rent prices and more importantly to me, The New York Times. I dreamed
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