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Earth Month Walk Rescheduled for April 26; A Few Spots Left

Due to rain on April 22, the Lab Environmental Walk has been rescheduled for April 26 at noon. Get some exercise, meet some new people, and learn about the Lab’s unique flora, fauna, geology, and hydrology. More details are in the Earth Month calendar. Only a few spots are left, so register asap. If there is sufficient interest, a future walk may be scheduled.

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National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

The Facilities Division will participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The event provides an opportunity for employees to focus on fall hazards and reinforce the importance of fall prevention. More>

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Happy Earth Day

Earth Day — started in 1970 and now a worldwide event every April 22 — celebrates this planet we call home, and the need to take better take care of it. Learn more about Earth Day and ways you can make a difference at home and work to make every day Earth Day. And check out the remaining events in the Lab’s Earth Month Calendar.

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Administrative Professionals Day BBQ Rescheduled to April 29

The Lab’s administrative professionals are invited to stop by the Guest House patio between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for some food, beverage and appreciation. Go here to RSVP.

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Seeking Scientist Volunteers for DOE Maker Faire

IPO seeks Lab scientists and engineers to staff an Ask the Scientist booth at DOE’s Maker Faire pavilion, May 20-22, at the San Mateo Expo Center. Volunteer scientists may sign up for a few hours or several shifts throughout the three-day event. Contact Heidi Clark. For more information about Maker Faire and the DOE pavilion, go here.

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‘Preparing for Retirement’ Event on April 26

Retirement counselors from the UC Office of the President’s Retirement Administration Service Center will discuss UC’s retirement benefits and eligibility rules for retiree health benefits, describe the steps you need to take to retire, and answer questions. The event will take place from 1.30 to 3.30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium and will be live streamed.

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Cal Hosts Annual Open House on April 16

Cal Day includes over 400 activities, including museum tours, music performances, sports, lectures, demonstrations, information sessions, and more. The event begins at 8 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Go here to view a complete schedule.

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Earth Month Event: April 19 PG&E Energy Efficiency Panel

Why is PG&E helping its customers save energy? What is a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building and why should you care? Attend the PG&E Energy Efficiency Panel at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium to learn the answers to these questions, and ask your own. This Earth Month Event is co-hosted by ETA and Sustainable Berkeley Lab. More>

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Earth Month Talk on April 14: Water Security in a Changing Climate

Learn more about California’s water systems, and ways to address drought and climate change, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. UC Merced’s Roger Bales will discuss “Water Security in a Changing Climate: California Drought and Sierra Nevada Response” as part of the Lab’s Earth Month activities. The event will be live streamed. More>

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Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair on April 28

The event will feature the Big Shaker earthquake simulation booth, bomb-sniffing dog exercises, info tables, and a raffle. The Bay View Café will feature a special BBQ lunch. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Cafeteria parking lot. Go here to download a poster. More>

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