Getting Your Bearings
Get to know your new campus by taking a sustainability walking tour! Students lead the way in making Berkeley Zero Waste by 2020 & Beyond, and in saving energy to become Carbon Neutral by 2025.
What can you do? When you arrive, unpack your reusable water bottle and get familiar with the composting bin in your room - use them often. Enjoy the locally-sourced and sustainable food in the dining halls. Turn off unneeded lights and take shorter showers. Getting around is easy with your transit Class Pass, on campus shuttles or by bike. Still working on your class schedule? Look through our list of sustainability related courses. Or volunteer to improve the habitat around Strawberry Creek.
We want to make it easy for you to join us & engage with our community of sustainability.
SERC & Student Orgs
The Student Environmental Resource Center is a great starting point for resources and for connecting with existing student groups. A full list of environmental organizations is maintained by SERC and can be viewed here.
Promote sustainability in the residence halls! You’ll find peer-to-peer education opportunities from the Housing and Dining Sustainability Advocates.
- Help grow our zero waste community! Check out the Zero Waste Coalition
- Interested in research? Join SURG (SDG Undergraduate Research Group), an undergraduate research group guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- The ASUC Sustainability Team (STeam) is a ASUC-sponsored organization at UC Berkeley aimed at making the campus more sustainable. Visit the STeam website.
- The Graduate assembly offers funding to start new student groups. See the funding page of their website.
UC Sustainability Fellowships
- The UC President’s Bonnie Reiss Carbon Neutrality Student Fellowship Program funds student projects that support UC's goal to produce zero-net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. More information, including descriptions of past projects funded, is available on the UC Office of the President's website.
- The UC Global Food Initiative addresses one of the most critical issues of our time: how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025. Information about current student fellows and how to apply can be found here.