May 25, 2016
In May 2016, 11 departments gathered to celebrate their recent certification as Green Departments. The departments vary in size, mission, and location, but share a common goal of making the campus more green. Their Green Teams worked over the last three months to make improvements and to educate their colleagues on new and existing practices. Their efforts were recognized at a recent gathering, where CNR Dean Keith Gilless presented the teams with their certificates. Congratulations to all eleven departments!
May 13, 2016
High above the clock tower and overlooking campus is UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL), established in 1958 for the purpose of conducting space research. SSL ventured into new territory recently as it introduced a four-bin waste management program at its three buildings on the top of the Berkeley Hills. Until last fall, no such program had ever existed at the lab. And it turns out that the program was not only something SSL n
April 29, 2016
April 26, 2016
April 7, 2016
Four years into a record-breaking drought, work crews have spent the past months replacing selected grass lawns on the UC Berkeley campus with mulched beds and regionally appropriate, drought-tolerant plantings.
In conjunction with UC Berkeley’s commitment to sustainability and green design, and support from The Green Initiative Fund, Building Sustainability @ Cal (BS@C) is proud to be working with the Division of Real Estate to create a program that promotes sustainable building on campus. BS@C’s program trains student interns with the goal of reducing the environmental footprint of buildings on the UC Berkeley campus.
March 27, 2016
UC Berkeley won two 2016 Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards: Jacobs Hall for Energy Efficiency in Construction/Renovation, and Brown's for Sustainable Food Systems. The Best Practice Awards are selected from campuses in the University of California and California State University systems by the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference. More information about the Best Practice Awards program can be viewed
March 15, 2016
Record-setting warmer temperatures are becoming the norm across the planet, and sea-level rise poses a real threat to humanity. What are your solutions?
March 14, 2016
March 2, 2016
Interested in applying concepts of sustainability into one of your courses? Want to learn about teaching sustainability and campus resources to help? Want $1000 to help with incorporating sustainability into your teaching? Apply to participate in the Faculty Curriculum Sustainability Workshop!
What: Faculty Curriculum Sustainability Workshop
When: 10am - 4pm, Thursday, May 5, 2016
Where: Room 330 Blum Center
February 26, 2016
To formally recognize contributions of those helping the campus to meet its sustainability goals, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) annually provides awards to faculty, staff, and students that have done outstanding work. The campus community is indebted to the hard work of students, staff, and faculty making Berkeley a more sustainable place to work, live, and play. Nominations can be made for groups or individuals and are open to the entire Cal community.
February 2, 2016
In its third year, the energy management initiative continues to reduce energy use and costs. This success is driven by actions small and large, from all across campus. Through the energy incentive program – which tracks and rewards savings by campus operating units – the team has seen all units adopt energy-efficient practices.
January 9, 2016
Do you know a staff member who has had a significant positive impact on sustainability or other areas of the UC Berkeley campus community? Recognize their efforts and nominate them for the 2016 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards. The Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award (COSA) is one of the highest honors for staff at UC Berkeley.
This award recognizes staff who have demonstrated exceptional initiative in at least two of the following areas:
January 7, 2016
December 18, 2015
Who gets to claim the title of the University of California’s coolest campus? After 10 weeks of competition in the first ever Cool Campus Challenge, UC Irvine emerged victorious after a tight race to the finish.