Welcome back to Berkeley for the start of the 2023 Fall semester!
The Berkeley Sustainability & Carbon Solutions web site has undergone some updates. We would like to especially call your attention to the new data posted on our Performance pages. For over a decade Berkeley has been conducting inventories categories that addresses the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability. The campus transparently and publically reports this information. In our 2021 submission, UC Berkeley earned a Platinum rating in the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, a comprehensive sustainability rating system for colleges and universities
We would also like to call your attention to information on a new campus initiative, the Berkeley Clean Energy Campus. The plan calls for building a clean, green, electrified campus energy system that will demonstrate a decarbonized campus microgrid. A campus study, the Integrated Resource and Activation Plan (IRAP), envisions this transformation could be undertaken in two phases that would reduce overall campus carbon emissions 85% by 2030. This would take the campus below the carbon emissions level set by the State of California's environmental regulations - Cap & Trade - established to ameliorate the harmful effects of climate change.
New to campus? Bookmark the Engage section of our site to reference ways to get involved with sustainability and climate initiatives here at Cal. We recommend starting with a Sustainability Walking Tour as you learn your way around. Take a friend, or make a new friend to join you!