Programs

Cleanweb Berkeley

Cleanweb Berkeley is devoted to hatching and building information technology-based solutions to today’s energy and resource challenges through regular meetups, an annual hackathon, peer mentorship, and group projects.

Affiliated Departments: ERG, CS/EE, Haas, MechEng, and everyone else interested in energy and software questions Established year: 2013 Meeting schedule: For the Fall 2015 semester, meetings will be ad hoc, but kickoff meeting is September 17 at 5:30 in D-Lab (Barrows Hall 3rd Floor). Website:...

Berkeley Water Group

The Berkeley Water Group was formed with the goal of providing a forum in which Berkeley students from different departments can meet, collaborate and discuss the interdisciplinary topics of water, sanitation and hygiene.

The group consists of a range of both undergraduate and graduate students hailing from many different departments. Participants work with Blum projects such as Haath Mein Sehat, the Shuar Health Project and do research in China, India, Mexico and California as well as many other places. The group meets twice a month to network and collaborate on our respective...

Cal - Renewable and Adaptive Energy (CAL-RAE)

Cal – Renewable and Adaptive Energy (CAL-RAE), is a Berkeley interdisciplinary organization committed to addressing the energy challenges facing communities in the developing world. Currently, more than 2 billion people on the planet live without access to reliable energy services. These individuals are hindered in their ability to participate in activities that provide pathways out of poverty. CAL-RAE is a collaborative setting established to address issues regarding the technical, environmental, economic, and social aspects involved in the design and implementation of resilient and...

China Focus

About us: who we are, what we do, and our missions & values: China Focus is interested in 1) environmental and energy challenges in China, and 2) China’s developments in the environmental- and energy-related sectors. As the world’s fastest growing economy, China is facing many environmental and energy challenges on the road to development, such as air, pollution in major cities, water pollution in rural areas, and chemical explosions at sites. At the same time, China is also one of the world’s leaders in pursuing more sustainable technologies for an innovation-based...

Climate Change and Health IdeaLab (CHIL)

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The Climate Change and Health IdeaLab is a forum for creative thinking and action around the many intersections of climate change and health.

By bringing together students, researchers, practitioners, groups, and projects, we are reshaping the dialogue around climate change and health; and inspiring new policies to significantly mitigate climate change while protecting the health of...

Berkeley Rural Energy Group

The Berkeley Rural Energy Group (BREG) is a network of NGOs, technology firms, and diverse UC Berkeley student and faculty participants from energy, economics, public health, engineering, sociology, and beyond located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. The mission of BREG is three-fold: (1) to better network the Bay Area intellectual community that focuses on remote energy access in developing countries; (2) to provide expertise in energy development and dissemination to outside foundations, NGOs and companies who are interested in enabling remote energy access in developing...

PV Idea Lab

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The PV Idea Lab was founded at UC Berkeley in 2006 as a collaborative, cross-disciplinary group with the goal of accelerating technical progress in photovoltaics. The PV Idea Lab meets every two weeks to discuss members’ ideas, latest results, and any other PV-related inquiries. PV...