[Update] Staying Environmentally Sustainable - COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery

UC Berkeley’s fall semester has started with remote learning and limited campus activity. 

The overall principle guiding the campus continues to be: to protect the health of our community. 

Keep informed at the UC Berkeley Coronavirus Information Hub.

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, climate 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:


Black Lives Matter Protest Sign

In the sustainability community we 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 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. 

Check out our campus’ Anti-racism Resources for learning and taking action