Today at Berkeley Lab

Nissan, Ford Extend Discount for Electric Vehicles to Lab Employees

While supplies last, UC employees are eligible for a steep discount on a Nissan Leaf through December, and a small discount on Ford electric vehicles through October. For more information, view this list of employee offers for electric vehicles and renewable energy.

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Nissan, Ford Offer Electric Vehicle Discounts to Lab Employees

UC employees are eligible for a discount on the purchase of a Nissan Leaf through September, and a Ford electric vehicle through August. PG&E incentives are still available as well. Learn more at Sustainable Berkeley Lab.

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Check Out Photos and Videos From Lab’s Earth Month Celebration

The Lab’s Earth Month celebration in April included a sustainability art show in the cafeteria, the Safety, Security, & Sustainability Fair, and talks on the Lab’s natural history, permaculture, and tools for managing and visualizing the Lab’s energy use. Check out photos and videos here.

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‘Spare the Air’ Days and Alternate Commute Options

During summer months, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issues “Spare the Air” alerts when ozone levels are expected to reach unhealthy levels. On these occasions, staff can help cut down on air pollution by using Lab shuttles, carpools/vanpools, or bicycling to work. Visit commute.lbl.gov for more about these options. Sign up to receive Spare the Air Day alerts.

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Happy Earth Day…Lab Website, Fair Offer Ways to Celebrate

Since 1970, Earth Day — which takes place April 22 — has celebrated our home planet, and the ways we can all take better care of it. Learn some ways you can help make every day Earth Day by checking out the Sustainable Berkeley Lab website and stopping by the Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair on Thursday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Cafeteria parking lot.

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Earth Month Talk on Permaculture by Lexicon of Sustainability Practitioner

Come hear Penny Livingston-Stark highlight how permaculture principles can be applied in your own life to create sustainable and regenerative home and community environments. Livingston-Stark is director of the Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, and also featured in the Lexicon of Sustainability Pop Up Art Show. The talk is April 19 at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, or via Livestream. Add to calendar.

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Earth Month Events: ‘Lexicon of Sustainability’ Pop-Up Art Show and Talk

The exhibit — displayed in the cafeteria April 17 to 21 — highlights sustainability concepts illustrated through stunning images that describe the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture and America’s rapidly evolving food culture. Attend a related April 19 talk. See the full Earth Month calendar here.

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Annual Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair Takes Place April 27

The Operations Division is hosting this second annual fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria parking lot (Lot K1). Visitors can experience a simulated earthquake in the Big Shaker, get a free bike tune-up, check out an e-bike demo, or participate in a raffle for prizes. The Bay View Café will offer a special BBQ lunch for purchase. More>

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Earth Month Event: Explore the Lab’s Energy Data at April 11 Seminar

John Elliott will present “Tools for Change: New Online Tools to See, Understand, and Manage Energy Use at Berkeley Lab.” The talk is an Energy Technologies Area seminar and part of the Lab’s Earth Month celebration. The talk takes place noon to 1 p.m. in Building 90-3122, or tune in via Zoom (see calendar listing). View the Earth Month calendar.

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Earth Month Event: Learn the Lab’s Environmental History at April 4 Talk

Did JFK actually plant trees at the Lab? What animals are found on the Lab site but nowhere else? What event occurred a century ago that profoundly changed the Lab’s natural landscape? Learn these answers and more at the Berkeley Lab Natural History talk at noon on Tuesday, April 4 in Perseverance Hall and via Zoom. Add this event to your calendar. See the full Earth Month calendar.

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