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.
Working together to save water.
We set goals, take action, and share our work.
Progressing towards Carbon Neutrality through the Cool Campus Challenge
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.
Watch this video from UC President Janet Napolitano inviting all students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Cool Campus Challenge.
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 New Climate Action Faculty Champion
CALIFORNIA IS EXPERIENCING A DROUGHT OF HISTORIC SEVERITY.
CHECK THE DROUGHT RESPONSE PAGE FOR LATEST UPDATES & TIPS.
Get Green Certified!
Berkeley's Sustainability Goals
The Office of Sustainability is looking for UC Berkeley student(s) to serve as a Green Department Associate to work on an expanded green department certification program. The Green Department Associate teams will assist departments with the certification process and assist in program development. Read the full job announcement here.
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.
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.