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It’s Earth Week 2014: Clean and green UCOP and our local community

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Earth Week is in full swing at UCOP, with a range of activities to help you do your part to clean and green UCOP and our local community.

Channel Park cleanup

You can still sign up to join UCOP’s volunteer team of staff, their families and friends in a beautification effort around Lake Merritt. The cleanup happens this Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Channel Park, a segment of the channel between Lake Merritt and the Oakland estuary. You can sign up on Google Docs or email

Discussion of California’s Water Resources

Today, Tuesday, April 22, don’t miss a discussion of California’s Water Resources and Climate Change, 12 to 1 p.m., in Franklin Lobby 1 (note location change).

Doug Parker, director of the California Institute for Water Resources and Principal Publications Coordinator Kathleen Wong of the Natural Reserve System will speak about the challenges and opportunities facing management of California’s water resources and climate change adaptation. Jan Corlett, chief of staff of UC’s Agriculture and Natural Resources division, will moderate.

There will also be light refreshments and a drawing for prizes.

Recycling drive all week

Ongoing throughout the week is the Less-Paper/Paper-Less Initiative’s information campaign, recycling drive and office beautification contest to “dig out” of unnecessary non-record materials cluttering your office.

Recycling bins will be placed in all UCOP Oakland locations. You can even win the “most improved workspace” award (and gift card) by taking before and after photos of your office and sending them to Mike Kusiak at

Learn more about how to define a record or non-record by stopping by UCOP Records Manager Laurie Sletten’s consultant sessions, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 22: 7401 Franklin
  • Wednesday, April 23: 612 Kaiser
  • Thursday, April 24: 401 20th St.

Sletten held information sessions in March covering the same information, which is summarized in her presentation and handouts:

CAUTION: Please purge only your own materials, not departmental materials or those belonging to your colleagues. Do not discard records that are the subject of a litigation hold or other records freeze or have been requested pursuant to the California Public Records Act, an investigation, an ongoing audit or other legal process.

If you have any questions about whether records are required to be preserved for legal reasons, please contact the Office of the General Counsel.



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