Environmental UNity

What on Earth

Our society is hurtling toward globalization. And as we edge nearer to an international community, issues such as the environment will cross borders.
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illustration of climate strike on campus

Time’s ticking on climate change

UC ISSUES: Students understand the need for immediate action on climate change — does the UC system?

The UC alone can’t solve climate change, but it’s a major stakeholder in the state’s future, which means prioritizing environmental protection.
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Forest with woodland animals, with a building that has a Closed sign behind it

People must stop supporting products that aren’t cruelty-free

Our planet is deteriorating, and the U.S. government should better regulate products that test on animals for environmental and health reasons. Individuals should educate themselves on the major consequences that their animal-tested products cause and should choose not to support these companies. Higher regulations and refusal to support products that are not cruelty-free will greatly impact the overall quality of our health and environment.
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Students holding signs that read "We support the Green New Deal" and "Green is Clean" and surrounded by trees

Older generations must support youth climate action

We will inherit a planet that is crumbling, has unsustainable infrastructure and is reliant on fossil fuels, yet we have driven and will continue to drive the climate conversation from a political standstill toward concrete change and environmental betterment.
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UC Berkeley needs to work towards zero waste by 2020

In order for UC Berkeley to reach our zero waste by 2020 goals, these are the bold next steps our students and administration must also adopt. In fact, as an institution of higher learning and the No. 1 public university in the world, we should now go even further in leading the way to eliminating the use of single-use disposable plastics and other landfill items on campus.
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