Solar PV systems at MLK Student Union, the new Eshleman, the Recreation Sports complex, University Village, and Jacobs Hall are now operational.
Check out this video about current and future sustainability projects and goals for UC Berkeley!
Working together to save water.
Congratulations to UC Irvine for winning the Cool Campus Challenge! See the full results here. The challenge was a key step towards achieving UC's system-wide goal of carbon neutrality by 2025.
Progressing towards Carbon Neutrality
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.
COOL CAMPUS CHALLENGE Results
At Berkeley 1,750 faculty, staff and students joined the challenge! Our collective actions will reduce 1,021,720 million of pounds of carbon emissions each year. That is equivalent to 310 California homes installing solar or reducing the all the electricity related carbon emissions from Berkeley's Boalt Hall.
Meet UC Berkeley's 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.
get the latest on the UC carbon neutrality initiative
CALIFORNIA IS EXPERIENCING A DROUGHT OF HISTORIC SEVERITY.
CHECK THE DROUGHT RESPONSE PAGE FOR LATEST UPDATES & TIPS.
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Berkeley's Sustainability Goals
Together, we can build a brighter future! At UC Berkeley, we’re committed to our vision of a more sustainable and brighter future. When you go solar with our friends at Sungevity, a minimum of $750 will go back to the Office of Sustainability - so not only will you be joining the solar revolution yourself, you’ll also be helping support Berkeley’s mission to increase sustainability.
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.
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. The campus is now heading for carbon neutrality.
See energy consumption and conservation in action through the Pulse Dashboard of campus buildings. The dashboard tracks the effects of energy saving efforts in real time. Here you can see the cumulative impact of your behavior and of others in your building, since everyone has a role in the campus energy conservation effort.