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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Hydrogen powered car with fossil fuel powered cars on a road

California must lead transition to hydrogen-based energy

Earth’s alarm bells are ringing! Greenhouse gases are increasing. Glaciers are disappearing. And the Arctic regions are melting away. Much of the world is suffering from foul air, prolonged droughts, severe hurricanes and oil spills. Meanwhile, the world’s leading climate scientists have issued a report through the United Nations’ Intergovernmental
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Person filling up on gas, thinking "Should I really use up fossil fuels?"

California needs to add eco-labels to gas pumps

As the climate change crisis deepens, there remains an urgent call for clearer and more direct measures that address it. In finding solutions to California’s largest source of emissions, California drivers will need better information. To help drivers more fully comprehend the climate crisis and, most importantly, tackle their own
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Vote no on Measure FF

We love our parks. So why vote no on Measure FF, the continuation of a parcel tax to fund wildfire protection and restoration of “natural habitat”? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this tax funds cutting trees and pesticide use. The University of California and the Claremont Canyon Conservancy
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