About the Office
The Office serves as a leader for sustainability on campus and has been motivating concern for environmental stewardship and actualizing institutional sustainability plans since 2008. Through campus engagement initiatives, governing committees, and decarbonization efforts, The Office activates campus choices pertaining to environmental, economic and social sustainability.
Commitment to DEIJ
UC Berkeley’s Office of Sustainability is committed to advancing and integrating diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in our mission. We helped develop and have signed onto the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement of UC Sustainability Offices and Staff. We center equity and climate and environmental justice in our all of our efforts and are guided by the related goals of UC Sustainable Practices Policy
Actualizing Our Vision
The Office focuses on advancing the visions of the campus sustainability plan:
Climate & Resiliency
Accelerate a just and equitable transition to a resilient, clean energy, and zero carbon campus.
Built & Natural Enviornment
Optimize sustainable development and renewal of facilities and infrastructure and enhance ecosystems and biodiversity as integral campus amenities.
Manage campus operations and resource decisions to minimize environmental impacts and promote human and ecological health.
Health & Sustainability
Promote well-being and enhance access to sustainable and healthy options for all.
Culture & Learning
Create a diverse and inclusive campus culture of sustainability that celebrates all narratives and nurtures and empowers problem solving, interdisciplinarity, and leadership.
Our mission is to foster a culture of sustainability at Berkeley and demonstrate leading-edge public sector action in the world. We do this by planning and spearheading sustainability and climate change solutions, enhancing learning opportunities, and providing tested strategies and data for others to do the same. We lead campus efforts to enable zero-carbon operations with a focus on renewable energy, storage and water; land stewardship and greening the built environs; efficient transportation; smart resource use; and inspiring resilient, inclusive institutional change.