Staying Environmentally Sustainable - COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery

The campus is planning how it will operate during the summer and the fall semester in response to the pandemic.

The overall principle guiding all of this work: to protect the health of our community. 

Keep informed at the UC Berkeley Coronavirus Information Hub(link is external).

Sustainability & Health

To protect the health of our community, our campus practices and operations have shifted - some short-term, and perhaps some in the longer-term. This has and will also shift how we advance sustainability, carbon reduction action, and environmental justice on campus and in our lives.

UC Berkeley campus view

We invite you to join us in these sustainable practices. Please check back for updates and opportunities for lasting positive change.

The following includes sustainability practices in waste reduction, climate action, energy and water saving, purchasing, engaging with nature, and environmental justice that may be implemented at home, in your local community, at the UC Berkeley campus, or all:

Standing Together for health and a socially, environmentally, and racially just world

In this moment, we also ask of ourselves and of the sustainability community that we all continue to take action and reflect on the work necessary to create a more socially, environmentally, and racially just world. In the words of Chancellor Carol Christ and Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Oscar Dubón, Jr. in their recent statement on racism and police brutality: "We must call out and hold accountable our broken structures, build bridges that will lead to mutual understanding and respect across differences, and work to create a future in which we can all thrive, especially in these most challenging times. This work must happen across the nation -- and it must happen on a local level as well." 

Their full statement may be read at Berkeley News.