CACS Sustainability Summits
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 DirksRemarks, 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".
History of the Sustainability Summit
CACS first met in October 2003, and within a year hosted the first annual UC Berkeley Sustainability Summit. Since then, CACS has hosted a UC Berkeley Sustainability Summit every April during Earth Week. These events serve to gather the campus sustainability community - to honor achievements with Sustainability Awards, to give general community members the chance to green their campus with Green Fund Grants, to highlight major initiatives, and above all to reconnect and share.