Welcome to UC Berkeley's Office of Sustainability
The UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability helps to develop, coordinate, and support campus sustainability goals and initiatives. Our work includes fostering a culture of sustainability and helping the campus reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reach climate neutrality. We strive for excellence in breadth and depth, by:
- Implementing Bright Green programs to reduce our ecological footprint.
- Raising awareness through our Talking Louder campaign.
- Expanding community involvement in sustainability through campaigns like myPower to save energy.
- Striving for transparency and accountability through our annual Campus Sustainability Report and Plan.
May 2013 Issue of Bright Green News
In this issue read the Annual Sustainability Summit wrap, find out who are this year's sustainability awardees, learn about 18 new projects funded by the CACS green fund and TGIF, give a cheer to Haas-the newest green department, and much more. Download a copy!
2012 Sustainability Report
The Office of Sustainability just released the 2012 Campus Sustainability Report, which documents how well the campus has implemented projects to achieve our goals, initiated new best practices, and expanded the culture of sustainability. Read the report and let us know what you think in our comments section.
Travel-Free Meeting Grant Program
With funding from the Climate Action Fund, the Office of Sustainability is awarding grants to faculty and staff for a computer camera for web-conferencing on your office desktop computer. The intention of the grant is to promote travel-free meetings with a goal of reducing UC Berkeley's business air trips. The grant program is on-going until the grant funds are expended.
Skype Training - See the archived video.
To learn more about the grant project and fill out an application click here.
Student Sustainability Forum Sept. 12th
If you missed the forum - click here to see the recording of the event.
Video/Photo Montage- "UCB Campus-Wide Sustainability"
Take a look at the amazing array of sustainability activities going on at UC Berkeley. This new piece created by Office Communications Associates highlights student action in 2012. Check it out on our Multimedia Page.
Campus Sustainability Walking Tour
Want to see campus sustainability for yourself? Appreciate all of our hard work in action by partaking in a self-guided 1-hour tour of campus sustainability features. The Office of Sustainability has produced an info-sheet, map, and legend based on original walking tours provided by Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS). Download the most up-to-date version of the self-guided walking tour map by clicking here.
Promoting Sustainable Behavior – a guide to successful communication
Have you ever found it challenging to persuade your best friend to shut down their computer at night? Have you ever felt exasperated by your colleague’s unwillingness to recycle? You are not alone. Promoting sustainable behavior is not easy. Fortunately, social scientists have developed an understanding of what it takes to make people change their habits. Check out this primer - Promoting Sustainable Behavior, a guide to successful communication.
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