Welcome to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability

CACS team with Chancellor BirgeneauEstablished in 2003, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) promotes environmental management and sustainable development on campus.  Membership is drawn from faculty, staff, students and alumni and meetings are open to everyone.

CACS annual initiatives include:

Special Topics

In addition to annual programs, each year CACS focuses on special topics.  Recent accomplishments include:

Getting to Zero Waste

Waste Bins Recognizing that the campus will not meet the UC 75% waste diversion goal and is not on a trajectory to reach zero waste by 2020, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) commissioned a student to research current waste disposal practices and identify the challenges and opportunities available to the campus to meet these targets. Click to see the executive summary of the research and CACS Zero Waste Presentation.

Advancing Water Sustainability at UC Berkeley
At 2011 Sustainability Summit the Chancellor announced the first water reduction goal for the campus - 10% below 2008 levels by 2020. Learn more about the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability's work that led to the campus setting this reduction goal: Final Campus Water Usage and Conservation Report and Water Report Presentation.