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.
Apply for a CACS Green Fund Grant - Due March 14th
CACS is currently accepting applications for spring 2014 cycle of the Green Fund Grant program. These grants enable members of the UC Berkeley campus community to undertake projects that will create a greener, more environmentally sustainable campus. One-time grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to students, faculty, and staff to facilitate green projects. Grant winners will be announced at the 2014 Sustainability Summit in April. Applications must be received by 5:00pm on Thursday, March 14, 2014. Click here more information.
CACS Sustainability Award Nominations - Due March 14th
To formally recognize contributions of those helping the campus to meet its sustainability goals, CACS annually provides awards to faculty, staff, and students that have done outstanding work. Nominations can be made for groups or individuals. Award winners will be announced at the 2014 Sustainability Summit in April. Nominations are due by 5:00pm on Thursday, March 14, 2014. Click here more information.
CACS Meetings and Agendas 2013-2014
CACS meetings will be held from 3:30-5:00 pm, on September 26th, November 21st, January 30th, and March 20th (a May meeting TBD). The committee will meet in the Chancellor's Conference Room in California Hall. All CACS meetings are open to the public. Click here for Meeting Information.
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.
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
Have issues you want CACS to address at their meetings? Ideas should be submitted to Administrative Intern Julie Brown .