Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Berkeley
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Kira Stoll
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The purpose of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS), which first met in October 2003, is to promote environmental management and sustainable development at UC Berkeley. The Committee is charged with advising the Chancellor on matters pertaining to the environment and sustainability as it directly relates to the University of California, Berkeley. To fulfill this obligation, CACS draws strength from its diverse composition of faculty, staff, students and alumni.

The mission of the Committee is composed of three central goals:

To engage the campus in an ongoing dialogue about reaching environmental sustainability
To integrate environmental sustainability with existing campus programs in education, research, operations, and public service
To instill a culture of sustainable long-range planning and forward-thinking design

Cal Climate Action Steering Committee
Chaired by Andrew Szeri, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Vice Provost, Strategic Academic and Facilities Planning, the CalCAP Steering Committee provides a forum for stakeholders from across campus to provide input into campus greenhouse gas emissions goals and strategies. The Steering Committee is staffed by the Office of Sustainability and Energy. The committee has more than thirty active members including students, staff, faculty and administration.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability helps to develop, coordinate, and support campus sustainability goals and initiatives. Our work includes fostering a culture of sustainability and helping the campus reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reach climate neutrality. We strive for excellence in breadth and depth, by:

Implementing Bright Green programs to reduce our ecological footprint.
Raising awareness through our Talking Louder campaign.
Striving for transparency and accountability through our annual Campus Sustainability Report and Plan.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Kira Stoll, Director of Sustainability

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability and Energy provides leadership to campus by setting ambitious sustainability goals and strategies and by accelerating the achievement of these goals through project implementation, planning, partnerships, and community engagement. Our mission is to integrate cutting-edge sustainability practices into our operations, foster the culture of sustainability at home and in the world, and enable and improve excellence in sustainability. We work to achieve climate neutrality and strive for excellence in breadth and depth by implementing bright green initiatives to reduce our ecological footprint, raising awareness and reducing energy use with our Talking Louder and myPower campaigns, and emphasizing transparency and accountability through our plans and reports. For specific metrics on the Office of Sustainability and Energy's accomplishments, please review the 2014 Sustainability Report:
https://sustainability.berkeley.edu/reports

Additionally, see the Berkeley is highlighted in the UC systemwide annual sustainability reports:
http://ucop.edu/sustainability/policy-areas/annual-reports.html


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Director of Sustainability

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
---

Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
---

Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.