Related Sustainability Programs
UC Berkeley works with other agencies, organizations, universities and businesses to advance sustainability in our local communities and beyond. The resources highlighted below are ones that the campus is directly involved with or have a specific relationship to campus environmental goals and initiatives.
RELATED PROGRAMS RESOURCES
- City of Berkeley Climate Action Plan: In November 2006, 81% of Berkeley voters endorsed ballot Measure G, which established an aggressive Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction target for our community – 80% by 2050 – and directed the City to develop a plan for achieving that target.
- GoodGuide: A project of UC Berkeley associate professor, Dara O’Rouke, GoodGuide provides the world's largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of the products in your home.
- The Berkeley Environmental Alumni Network (BEAN): Engages alumni from the University of California at Berkeley in professional and fun networking opportunities as well as environmental philanthropy and volunteering activities that benefit the University.
- International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU): The IARU is an alliance of ten of the world's leading research universities including UC Berkeley. One focus of this alliance is coordinating efforts to reduce the environmental impact of campus activities, through the implementation of wide ranging sustainability strategies.
- The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) provides a framework and support for America’s colleges and universities to go climate neutral. The Commitment recognizes the unique responsibility that institutions of higher education have as role models for their communities and in training the people who will develop the social, economic and technological solutions to reverse global warming. UC campuses signed on to the Commitment in 2007.
- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) aims to advance the efforts of the entire campus sustainability community by uniting diverse initiatives and connecting practitioners to resources and professional development opportunities. UC campuses are members of AASHE.
- The California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) is a private non-profit organization originally formed by the State of California. The California Registry serves as a voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) registry to protect and promote early actions to reduce GHG emissions by organizations. UC Berkeley annually reports it’s emissions inventory to CCAR.
- California Climate Change Extension explores the diverse California climate change research being performed by California's university researchers.
- Legal Planet’s Environmental Law and Policy Blog is put together by the faculty at the law schools at UC Berkeley and UCLA and examines the legal impacts of climate change and other environmental issues.
- East Bay Green Corridor Partnership: a partnership between UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and four local cities to advance green business, research and technology in the region.
- University of California Sustainability: Find out more about sustainability at the 10 UC campuses and the Office of the President and view the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices.