There are numerous student-led classes which emphasize service learning and also connect student projects to campus needs.
Building Sustainability at Cal is a service learning program, coordinated by students, that trains and utilizes students to help reduce the environmental footprint of campus buildings by educating building inhabitants and identifying structural and operational changes that can be made to buildings and campus as a whole. Each semester the students from this course produce final reports on the work and findings of the class. Learn more through the class final reports.
Energy DeCal is a student-facilitated group study course that explores the social, environmental and economic consequences of our carbon-based economy.
Green Campus is a student-led campaign to identify and reduce campus energy waste through improvements in energy use behaviors, student purchasing decisions and operations changes.
Residential and Student Service Programs provides a variety of environmentally friendly programs for students that support the Cal community.
The campus offers over 500 environmental related courses as well as numerous academic degree programs in the fields of environment and sustainability.
UC Berkeley is known for its student activism and engagement.Student Environmental Groups: over 30 student groups focus on sustainability issues and activities
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS): Advises the Chancellor on matters pertaining to the environment and sustainability at UC Berkeley - CACS draws strength from its diverse composition of faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Cal’s Climate Action Partnership Steering Committee advises and provides a forum for stakeholders from across campus to provide input to campus climate action. The committee has more than thirty active members from student organizations, staff, faculty and administration.
There are numerous grant opportunities for projects on campus.
CACS Green Fund Grant provides funding for members of the campus community to undertake small projects that will create a greener, more environmentally sustainable campus.
TGIF-The Green Initiative Fund is a grant program for campus sustainability projects. Funded by a student fee, about $250,000 per year is available.Bears Breaking Boundaries host “idea competitions” to encourage student teams to propose the next generation of research, education, and service activities on the UC Berkeley campus.
There are internship opportunities year-round for current UC Berkeley students, many of which relate to campus projects.
Join the Office of Sustainability listserve and receive newsletters and campus announcements about sustainability.
Join the Friends of CACS listserve and receive committee communications and sustainability digests.
Sign up for the Berkeley Institute of the Environment’s weekly newsletter for not to miss events and more.