CACS Sustainability Summits
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.
The 7th Annual Sustainability Summit, sponsored by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability, covered it all - bottled water, native plants, composting, local and organic food, and was fun and informative at the same time. The Chancellor spoke about the importance of clean and accessible water and about recent research on how the campus uses water, while a panel of students and administrators answered a wide range of questions from the audience. Students and staff also shared information on their sustainability projects through a well-received poster session. The final event gave about 500 people the chance to see an advanced screening of Disneynature's "Oceans."
Missed the Summit? Click here for a photo slideshow.