Kicking off the spring semester on a green note, the Berkeley Sustainability Community held its first Community of Practice meeting last Friday to discuss and create goals for the upcoming year. Fostered by the Office of Sustainability and Energy, the Community of Practice’s main focus is for “people who share a concern or a passion for something they do [to] learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” (Wenger-Traynor). With a common interest in sustainability and a desire to learn, both new and old members alike came together to work toward a more sustainable future for the Berkeley community. The forum included students, faculty, and staff in a way like never before and opened up discussions to topics such as food security, building efficiency, and zero waste standards. The Community of Practice also discussed using a hands-on approach this semester by holding events such as clean up days, food drives, and pruning trees around the area.
For more information about the Berkeley Sustainability Community of Practice, please visit the Community of Practice site.