The UC President’s Bonnie Reiss Climate Action Fellowship Program funds student-generated projects that support the UC system’s goal to produce zero-net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. All 10 UC campuses plus the UC Office of the President, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory participate in the program. The program began in spring 2015, open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and is administered at each location to ensure that student efforts align with local needs. The next round of CNI Fellows will be selected in Spring of 2023.

The University of California lost one of its most passionate, caring, and effective advocates with the passing of Regent Bonnie Reiss in 2018. One of Bonnie's biggest passions was working to mitigate the effects of global climate change, and so the UC Carbon Neutrality Student Fellowship program has been renamed the Bonnie Reiss Climate Action Fellowship Program in her honor. Students will be known as Reiss Fellows, and their work will become part of Bonnie's long and distinguished legacy. 

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