University of California wins Environmental Protection Agency award for sustainability efforts

Chou Hall in the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, which opened in August, aims to be the first zero-waste building on campus by 2018.
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Chou Hall in the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, which opened in August, aims to be the first zero-waste building on campus by 2018.

The University of California was awarded the Excellence in Green Power Use Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, on Monday for its efforts to reduce emissions and consistently generate sustainable energy.
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UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability and Energy releases report for 2014

The campus finalized its annual sustainability report last month, revealing significant achievements in recycling water and promoting student interest in sustainability courses — but progress in some areas, such as waste management, remains slower. From 2012-13, the campus reduced its water usage by 11 million gallons. It currently uses 18
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UC Berkeley celebrates Earth Week with series of events

A variety of events are being held at UC Berkeley leading up to Earth Day on Sunday, including a concert, environmental workshops and a Sustainability Summit featuring remarks from UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. Each day of Cal Earth Week — sponsored by the ASUC Sustainability Team — has its
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