The student cooperative BicyCAL is offering free bike repairs and bike-care advice from its centrally located, if humble, "hub" on campus -- in a long-shuttered stairway connecting upper and lower Sproul Plaza. The group aims to sustain and encourage Berkeley's cycling culture.
Green chemistry is the name for work that's going on in laboratories and on college campuses across the country, where chemists are looking for ways to make safer products and students are being taught to do the same. Public Radio International's Living on Earth program came to Berkeley to report on the changes for a recent radio show.
Drawing from research and personal experience, Christine Carter, director of Berkeley's Greater Good Parents program, offers insights on how practicing gratitude, not just at Thanksgiving but year-round, can make for happier families.