Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Shyh Wang Hall Achieves LEED Gold

Shyh Wang Hall is among the Lab’s six buildings with LEED certification, with one Platinum and five Gold certifications. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification that rates a building’s sustainability aspects, including indoor environmental quality and the efficient use of water, energy, and materials. More>

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April is Earth Month: Lab Hosts Special Events

As part of the Lab’s celebration of Earth Month, staff can explore food sustainability through a traveling art show, learn about the Lab’s energy use through new online data systems, or discover special moments in the natural history of the Lab, among other activities. Subscribe to the Sustainable Berkeley Lab calendar, or go here for more.

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Lab’s Restroom Retrofit Project Saves Over Half a Million Gallons of Water Per Year

Sustainable Berkeley Lab (SBL) and Facilities partnered to retrofit restrooms across the Hill site, resulting in an annual water savings of over half a million gallons. This effort supports the Lab’s goal to reduce water-use intensity by 36% by 2025. More>

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Electric Vehicle Discount Offer Available to Lab Employees

Lab employees are eligible for a steep $10,000 discount on the purchase of a Nissan Leaf, in addition to other federal and state rebates. Offer ends March 31. Find the information you need to take to the Nissan dealership here.

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