CACS Working Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sustainability

Climate Justice Now sign at Berkeley student-led climate strike


The mission of this Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) Working Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sustainability is to identify and recommend policies, practices and strategies that elevate and integrate an intersectional approach towards diversity, equity, and inclusivity in campus sustainability initiatives. The group seeks to strengthen the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the UC Berkeley undergraduate, graduate and professional student, faculty, and staff populations contributing to sustainable practices. We will develop recommendations, cultivate a sense of belonging in sustainability spaces, and situate environmental and social justice as central pillars of campus sustainability efforts, including in operations/administration, co-curricular learning activities, and physical planning.


The working group includes representatives from the UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability, Parking & Transportation, Student Environmental Resource Center, Basic Needs Center, Rausser College of Natural Resources, African American Student Development Office, Students of Color Environmental Collective, and Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability.

Objectives areas (current)*

  • Community Engagement

  • Academics

  • Campus Departments

  • Implementing goals and strategies of campus Sustainability Plan related to DEI and environmental justice

  • Engaging CACS in on-going initiatives

*details for objectives coming soon

Definitions (running list)

How to get involved

Email one of the working group facilitators!

Sharon Daraphohndeth - 

Dave Sorrell - 

Teresa Yu - 

Justin Hogenauer - 

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