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Opening a Plant-forward, Farm-to-Fork cafe on the UC Berkeley campus

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Last semester, Cal Dining opened Brown's- a California Café on the UC Berkeley campus. Brown's opened with the goal of serving food that is delicious, nutrient- dense, and ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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UC Berkeley's The Green Initiative Fund: Strategies and lessons learned from renewing a green fund

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Campus green funds have become symbols of empowerment for the student body. By providing funding towards sustainability projects and initiatives, green funds promote innovation, student leadership, and help bridge the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Student Environmental Resource Center at UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) at UC Berkeley advises 50 environmental registered student organizations and student campaigns and 45 The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) projects, directs the Zero Waste ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Setting the World Aflame: Town-Gown Collaboration through Solar Spring Break

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

UC Berkeley partners with GRID Alternatives' Solar Spring Break to engage students during spring break in the installation of solar panels for underrepresented communities. This partnership provides communities with access ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Certificate of Specialization in Energy and Clean Technology Law

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

JD and LLM (traditional track) students are eligible to earn this certificate, which encourages students to develop a broad background in fundamental areas of the law while receiving advanced training ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2016
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Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

JD and LLM (traditional track) students are eligible to earn this certificate, which provides a specialized curricular program to ensures that students develop a broad background in fundamental areas of ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2016
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Invisible commuters: assessing a university’s eco-friendly transportation policies and commuting behaviours

  • Alabama State University (AL)
  • Tulane University (LA)
  • The University of New Mexico (NM)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

To assess the efficacy of a private university’s environmentally friendly transportation policies, we administered a transportation and energy-use phone survey to a random sample of faculty, non-professional staff, and ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Implementation Model: Tying Energy Costs to Building Occupants

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • United States Department of Energy (DC)

UC Berkeley's Energy Management Initiative (EMI) targets building occupants through building surveys and energy dashboards, and allocates energy cost responsibility to individual campus operating units to achieve savings of ...


Brown's- A California Cafe

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This August, Cal Dining opened brown’s- a california café. By design, over 80% of the ingredients used are sourced locally from within 250 miles of the UC Berkeley campus ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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2016 Earth Week at UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The culmination of UC Berkeley student sustainability actions is most prominent during UC Berkeley’s annual Earth Week celebration. UC Berkeley students have designated Earth Week as the time to ...


Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC)

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) is advancing green chemistry through interdisciplinary scholarship. It consists of faculty, researchers, and students in the College of Chemistry, School of Public Health ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI)

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) is the coordinating hub for energy and climate research at UC Berkeley. BECI fosters collaboration between UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Marketing-Minded Videos to Improve Waste Diversion and Sustainability

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The 'Video as Marketing for Waste Diversion' (VaMWD) project at UC Berkeley leverages marketing techniques known and familiar in corporate film-making and brand awareness to approach waste diversion as a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transforming Waste Management through Upstream Strategies

  • American University (DC)
  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Addressing upstream waste is critical to achieving zero waste, yet upstream strategies often prove most challenging or receive the least dedicated resources. This session will explore upstream strategies for dealing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Zero Net Energy Tiny Houses: A Campus Sustainable Housing Solution

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The THIMBY (Tiny House in My Backyard) Student Group from UC Berkeley will be presenting on the design process of building a pilot, zero net energy tiny house on a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The PAC 12 Road to Zero Waste Competition

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Southern California (CA)
  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)

The Green Sports Alliance (GSA) in partnership with the PAC 12 campuses initiated a Road to Zero Waste competition this year. The group developed multiple goals and objectives to encourage ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Getting everyone on board with carbon neutrality: UC system best practices for faculty, student, and staff engagement

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

In 2014, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced the Carbon Neutrality Initiative, committing UC to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. President Napolitano formed a Global Climate Leadership Council to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Cooperative Curriculum for a Resilient Future: How to Integrate Education on Cooperatives in U.S Undergraduate Programs.

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The co-operative business model and co-operative economics are not taught as subjects in most U.S. undergraduate programs. To address this systemic lack of awareness, our workshop will explore how ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Nature Village: Engaging Multicultural Families in a Collegiate Setting

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

University Village (UV) is a housing complex located in Albany, California, a city that borders Berkeley, which currently provides housing for 974 families with 2,718 total residents. Many of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Fast Food Waste Streams and Zero Waste Goals: Opportunities at the Interface of Town and Gown

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Commercial districts near campuses often cater to students, offering fast and inexpensive food. Single use food service items, including containers, napkins, straws, yogurt and boba cups, bags and boxes, clog ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UC Berkeley Plastic Disclosure Project

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) at UC Berkeley discloses the campus' plastic footprint, making it the first University to publicly reveal this information. The objectives of PDP is to measure ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student Sustainability Centers and Offices' 3 R's: Resources, Roles, and Revenue

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This round table session seeks to share the successes, challenges, and lessons learned related to founding and managing student focused sustainability resource centers. Discussion topics will include: Topic 1: Revenue ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Cultivating a Zero Waste Culture on Campus

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

In 2014, UC Berkeley was at 48% waste diversion, well behind the UC wide goal of Zero Waste by 2020. We are just coming to the tipping point where we ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating Composting and Recycling in University of California Berkeley Residence Halls

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Achieving Zero Waste at any college campus is riddled with obstacles and push back. The campus residence halls offer a huge opportunity to capitalize on reducing campus generated waste and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Renovations Checklist: Developing Institution-Specific Green Guidelines

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The University of California system requires building projects (renovations and new construction) valued at or above $5 million to achieve at least a LEED certification level of Silver. While this ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Food Bikes: Mobile Food That’s Low Capital, Low Footprint

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Food Bikery seeks to prove that food bikes are a safe, legal, low-capital, and low-footprint alternative to food trucks. In transitioning mobile food off of trucks and onto bicycles ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing Community, Education, and Action through UC Berkeley’s Student Environmental Resource Center

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) at UC Berkeley cultivates a collaborative space for strengthening the collective effectiveness of the sustainability community, and provides resources for students to actualize their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Order Matters: Waste Audits and Bin Configurations

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Before you can get to zero waste, you need to know what your waste stream is composed of. The best way to do this is through waste audits. This presentation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Fund Programs: Implementation and Improvement

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This will be an interactive networking workshop that will allow various campuses to check in and see how other schools are running their Green Fund Programs. We want this to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Zero Waste Events: A Sustainable Approach to Event Planning

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

UC Berkeley established a goal to achieve zero waste by the year 2020. To achieve this goal, more materials must be diverted from the landfill through recycling and composting. In ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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To Know Your Building, Know Your Waste: The Importance of Waste Audits

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

More and more institutions across the country are establishing Zero Waste goals. One of the problems with this is that many people don’t know what their waste is, so ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Getting to Zero Waste: Waste Audits

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Waste Audit Team has created a protocol for all waste audits at UC Berkeley. Up until this point, groups have been conducting audits using different methods, making it so ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Designing an Energy-Saving Campaign

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Our myPower campaign envisions a future where all campus stakeholders take action to save energy. The initiative combines campus commitment, coordination with a larger energy effort, communications strategies based on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Establishing a Campus Energy Use Policy for UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

UC Berkeley is adopting a campus energy policy this spring after almost 2 years of process. The policy is part of the campus’ groundbreaking UC Berkeley Energy Management Initiative and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Fund Implementation Guide- Campus Green Fund Collaborative

  • Butler University (IN)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • McGill University (QC)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

The Campus Green Fund Collaborative (CGFC) is a non-registered group of campus sustainability staff involved with coordinating and managing green funds on their respective campuses. In partnership with the Association ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UC Berkeley's Building Sustainability at Cal Class: The Integration of Social Justice Into Sustainability Education

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Building Sustainability at Cal (BS@C) class is a unique course on the campus of UC Berkeley—gathering students from diverse disciplines to learn about and form the future ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Changing the Default: Using Social Marketing Research to Promote Behavior Change Campaigns

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Tackling sustainability issues usually means change at every level of an organization. Even within large powerful organizations change has to begin with someone acting differently. Sometimes highlighting financial benefits can ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Cup: The Greek Energy Saving Competition

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Energy saving outreach efforts focused in the residence halls, such as an energy-saving competition between residence halls are effective because they can reach a concentrated student population. Unfortunately, students who ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Funds 2.0: The Nitty-Gritty of Campus Sustainability Fund Management from the Ground Up

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

A campus sustainability fund (also called green fund) is money available to campus community members for sustainability projects. Money for the fund may be from student fees, administrative budgets, or ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus Recycling & Zero Waste Workshop

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Managing materials and resource flows on college campuses are vital to reducing campus greenhouse gas production and creating a sustainable campus. The Campus Recycling & Zero Waste workshop will feature ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Maximizing Reuse and Recycling Diversion Opportunities Through Campus Partnerships

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This presentation describes a case study of a significant reuse and recycling intervention at UC Berkeley that was successful largely due to the heavy collaboration between student organizations and various ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Zero Waste Venues - Focus on Athletics/Sports Venues: Perspectives from three Campuses

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Southern California (CA)

Many campuses have a strong recycling infrastructure in place for day-to-day recycling collections and waste minimization, but may or may not have such a strong program specifically for Athletic events ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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WORK Bright Green-Building a Community Through Staff Sustainability Training

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This session will share the recent experience of offering the first ever staff training on campus sustainability in an effort to expand the environmental community and stewardship efforts. The presentation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy Isn't "Free"

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Our university recently undertook a campuswide program designed to ensure that the excellence of our administrative environment matches its research and teaching, and to direct the maximum level of resources ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Annual Sustainability Reporting: Outputs versus Outcomes

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Many universities report on their progress toward sustainability goals. The reports detail a range of sustainability metrics and information, from those contained in greenhouse gas inventories to waste, water, purchasing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Mapping Sustainability: Visual Representation of Campus Sustainable Features

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Initiatives to improve the sustainability of campus operations can vary widely in type, scope, and level of recognition among users. This diversity of sustainable features makes it difficult to access ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Role of the LEED Rating System in Higher Education: Recent Trends and Status

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This study is an update to the report, "To LEED or Not To LEED," published in August 2009, and examines the degree to which various top universities in the United ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student Involvement in Campus LEED Certification Projects

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Successfully engaging students in campus-wide LEED efforts is a challenge that many universities face. While enthusiasm is overwhelming, the inexperience,high turnover rates, and difficulties organizing students (from a staff ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student-Fee Supported Campus Green Funds

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This session will provide a background on student-fee supported campus green funds, then dive into methods for running a campus campaign, followed by examples for how to run a campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Staff and Faculty through Green Office Certification Programs

  • Pomona College (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Pomona College, University of Southern California, and University of California - Berkeley have launched Green Office Programs, which certify campus departments/offices/groups as "green" for various behaviors and programs. These ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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