Land Use Goal
Plan every new project to serve as a model of resource conservation and environmental stewardship.
Emissions Goal Codified in Long Range Planning
In recent years, the campus has converted almost 40,000 square feet of turf grass area to native or drought tolerant species or to permeable surfaces, reducing the need for irrigation. UC Berkeley continues to implement the relevant portions of the 2020 Long Range Development Plan, including those in the Sustainable Campus section. Efforts also continue on the implementation of the Strawberry Creek Management Plan.
Strawberry Creek Restoration Project Opened Native Plant Nursery
The Strawberry Creek Restoration Program (SCRP) collaborates with students, faculty, and community members to cultivate the creek’s natural biodiversity, removing the non-native plants such as ivy that jeopardize the health of native plants and wildlife. In May, Student Restoration Leaders and co-sponsors Engineers for a Sustainable World and the Office of Environment, Health, & Safety launched the Strawberry Creek Native Plant Nursery (SCNPN), where they aregrowing locally sourcednative plants for placement within the Campus NaturalAreas.Photo credit: Cathy Cockrell
Urban Organic Garden Provides Students with an “Outdoor Learning Lab”
Berkeley’s Student Organic Garden teaches more than just gardening skills – it offers students the chance to learn about innovative solutions to social challenges, including the lack of equitable access by urban communities to nutritious, healthy foods. Located just west of the Berkeley campus, the garden has become home to students tackling this issue, asking how much food could be grown in urban Oakland and why there are natural food “deserts” in Oakland. Graduate student Nathan McClintock’s Urban Food Project works within the garden, seeking to answer these questions and engage Cal students in developing a body of research to create equitable food policy.
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