Cool Campus Challenge

Join your fellow staff, students, and faculty to in a UC-wide competition to achieve carbon neutrality. The Cool Campus Challenge begins on 10/6 - sign up today at #UCool

Sustainability Forum

The Office of Sustainability and Energy invites all student sustainability leaders to our Fall 2015 Forum, fostering collaboration between students with leaders on campus and the greater Bay Area sustainability community.

Every Drop Counts

Working together to save water.


We set goals, take action, and share our work.

UC Progress Towards Carbon Neutrality

The University of California system is committed to being carbon neutral by 2025. With this groundbreaking pledge, UC will become the first major university to achieve this accomplishment.

In 2014, the Global Climate Leadership Council was created to provide guidance for achieving carbon neutrality and other long-term sustainability goals.

For UC Berkeley to meet this target, campus emissions will need to be reduced about 80% below 1990 levels. This is part of ongoing efforts by UC Berkeley to reduce carbon emissions from building energy use and fleet vehicles use.

Meet UC Berkeley's New Climate Action Faculty Champion

ESPM Professor Whendee Silver's research focuses on increasing the carbon storage capacity of soils. Read more about how she translates her scientific findings into climate action.


Water Infographic

  • Precipitation since July in our watershed was 23.43 inches, which is only 53 percent of average. Source

  • Rainfall in 2013 was the lowest in almost 500 years -- since 1580, as reported by Professor Lynn Ingram (Earth & Planetary Science and Geography). Source

CACS Hightlights

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The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) promotes environmental management & sustainable development on campus.  Membership is drawn from faculty, staff, students, & alumni. Meetings are open to everyone.

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Two years early, UC Berkeley meets its carbon reduction target

Two years ahead of schedule, a pledge made by the University of California, Berkeley, to reduce its carbon footprint to 1990 levels has been met.

More about CalCAP

Go Solar with Sungevity

With the new partnership between UC Berkeley and Sungevity, you can make solar panels a reality for your home. When you go solar, Sungevity will donate $750 to support the Office of Sustainability and Energy. Plus, when you request a quote in September you will be entered to win a $250 Cal Student Store gift card!