Sustainability Summit April 23rd

11th Annual Sustainability Summit: Hear Saru Jayaraman speak on food justice!
We are pleased to invite you to the 11th Annual Sustainability Summit on April 23rd, 2014. The event is hosted by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS), and will be held in the Wurster Hall Auditorium, Room 112, from 2:30-5:00 p.m. 

Program  Outline
2:30-3:30  Poster Session; Food and Drink
3:30-4:00  Video Welcome by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks
                    Remarks, Awards, and Recognitions by Dean Jennifer Wolch
4:00-5:00  "Food Justice" by Saru Jayaraman

Saru Jayaraman is a Berkeley Food Institute Visiting Scholar and the co-founder and co-director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. She was recently named one of CNN's 10 Visionary Women, who noted that she "has spent her career fighting for service workers to get a fair wage in a respectful, safe environment".

Welcome to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability

CACS team with Chancellor BirgeneauEstablished in 2013, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) promotes environmental management and sustainable development on campus.  Membership is drawn from faculty, staff, students and alumni and meetings are open to everyone.

CACS annual initiatives include:

Special Topics

In addition to annual programs, each year CACS focuses on special topics.  Recent accomplishments include:

Getting to Zero Waste

Waste Bins

 Recognizing that the campus will not meet the UC 75% waste diversion goal and is not on a trajectory to reach zero waste by 2020, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) commissioned a student to research current waste disposal practices and identify the challenges and opportunities available to the campus to meet these targets. Click to see the executive summary of the research and CACS Zero Waste Presentation.

Advancing Water Sustainability at UC Berkeley
At 2011 Sustainability Summit the Chancellor announced the first water reduction goal for the campus - 10% below 2008 levels by 2020. Learn more about the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability's work that led to the campus setting this reduction goal: Final Campus Water Usage and Conservation Report and Water Report Presentation.