Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.39
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Berkeley
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Mikayla Tran
SDG & OS Engagement Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have or participate in a green event certification program?:
Yes

Has the institution held one or more certified events in the previous year?:
Yes

Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
Yes or No
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets Yes
Sustainable catering (e.g., sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials) Yes
Paper consumption (e.g., minimization and recycled/FSC certified content) Yes
Energy efficiency (e.g., equipment and lighting) No
Waste minimization and diversion Yes
Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices Yes

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program:

At Berkeley there are numerous ways to certify your sustainability efforts and your programs and initiatives. The Office of Sustainability offers a Staff Sustainability Certification, a Green Departments Certification and a Green Events Certification. The campus also offers Green Labs Certification and Zero Waste Caterer Certification. The ASUC has issued Green Campus Guidelines for student groups.

UC Berkeley offers green event certification that includes a checklist with the following items: vegetarian or sustainable food options; zero waste to landfills; opportunity to buy carbon credits for air travel; promotional literature detailing the green certification process; and requiring recycled paper products or foregoing printed flyers.


Website URL where information about the green event certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information in this field was provided by the UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability and Energy.

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