Welcome to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability
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 all meetings are open to everyone.
2013 Sustainability Summit
The 10th Annual Sustainability Summit was a great success; it featured Dr. Mike Biddle, a plastics pioneer and co-founder of MBA Polymers, as the keynote speaker, and this year's sustainability awardees and grant recipients were announced. Learn more about the summit and see video footage of the event.
CACS Meetings & New Staff Co-Chair
Spring 2013 CACS meetings are held from 3:30-5:00 pm, generally, on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Tang Center Room 42. All CACS meetings are open to the public. For more information, click here. David Scrimger, EH&S Construction Coordinator, has been elected as the new CACS staff co-chair for 2013.
Getting to Zero Waste
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.
Submit Items for our Meetings or Digests
Have issues you want CACS to address at their meetings? Have events you want to publicize on our digest? New information has been added throughout the site instructing readers on how to do so. In short, any agenda proposals should be submitted to David Scrimger or Nolan Pack by the Friday before a given meeting. Agenda items are subject to approval by the Executive Committee but may include: updates on campus sustainability initiatives, Berkeley and UC sustainability policy changes, or other items of interest to the Committee.
If you would like to submit an item for the digest, please email Bernadette Robison.