Campus Sustainability Documents
Numerous documents, programs, guides, and reports inform campus sustainability planning and the implementation of related projects and programs at UC Berkeley. This is not an exhaustive listing but highlights some of the most relevant campus sources that guide sustainability goals, key strategies, and action.
Sustainability and Climate Plans and Reports
The 2009 Campus Sustainability Plan, UC Berkeley’s first, defines a vision of long term sustainability and describes steps being taken to achieve the vision. The Plan will guide future work on campus and establish a structure to identify and achieve continuous improvement.
Campus Sustainability Reports provide a now annual comprehensive look at the status of sustainability on campus, tracks Cal's progress and show where improvements can still be made. Reports from 2005, 2008 and 2009 are available.
The Cal Climate Action Partnership (CalCAP) manages our greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal and action plan. The 2009 Climate Action Plan documents how the campus plans to reduce its greenhouse (GHG) emissions by one-third and eventually achieve climate neutrality. The 2007 CalCAP Feasibility Study was the first climate action assessment for the campus and led to our greenhouse gas emissions target.
Related Campus Planning and UC Policy
The 2020 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) for UC Berkeley – and its accompanying Environmental Impact Report (LRDP EIR) – “presents a framework for land use and capital investment to meet the academic goals and objectives of the university through the year 2020,” and explicitly describes a sustainable campus.
The University of California Policy on Sustainable Practices outlines how the entire UC system will minimize environmental impacts.
UC Berkeley's Commitment to the Environment outlines campus policy on the environment.
The Strawberry Creek Management Plan (SCMP) continues to improve water quality in Strawberry Creek and allows locally native fish populations to flourish.
The 2002 UC Berkeley Strategic Academic Plan presents provisions to ensure that capital investment strategy align with and promote the academic goals of the campus.
The New Century Plan presents policies, guidelines, and initiatives to create a physical design and planning framework for the campus.
The Landscape Master Plan sets a framework of preservation, renewal, and management for the campus landscape, based on campus-wide objectives to develop the campus landscape in support of the educational mission of UC Berkeley.
The Landscape Heritage Plan provides a framework and guidance to balance the preservation of UC Berkeley’s Classical Core in the heart of the Berkeley campus, with the need to accommodate improvements for a thriving educational institution.
The Campus Bicycle Plan is designed to improve bicycle access for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
2008 Sustainable Food Systems at UC Berkeley is a student report compiling current projects, groups, people, dining facilities, data, and recommendations to serve as a resource on the issue.
2005 Sustainable Water Study is a student report on campus water use.
Building Sustainability at Cal Class Reports. Each semester the students from this service learning course produce final reports on the work and findings of the class.