The Haas Green Team focuses on sustainability initiatives in partnership with Berkeley Haas leadership and the greater UC Berkeley community. Our members volunteer their time towards a two-fold mission: 1) to assist Berkeley Haas in becoming a model of sustainable operations, and 2) to inspire its staff, students, and faculty to incorporate green practices into their offices, homes, and communities.
The Haas School of Business Green Team was formed in 2012 and is made up of staff members from all Haas departments and MBA students. Jo Mackness, Chief Operating Officer, and Gerardo Campos, Facilities Manager, serve as the Green Team's sponsors. Danner Doud-Martin, Program Coordinator at CSSL, is the current Green Team leader.
We are always looking for passionate new members to join the team. If you are interested, please reach out to any of the team's members or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Haas School of Business is one of the greenest departments on campus! We received our UC Berkeley Green Department Re-certification in July 2015 backed by Haas programs to foster greener operations and a lower environmental footprint. The efforts of Berkeley Haas are matched only by the Tang Center.
Some of our green initiatives include reducing our energy use by using watt-saving energy strips in staff offices, offering composting throughout all of our buildings, operating a ReUSE station, reusing existing furniture, installing low-flow aerators, organizing a virtual food drive, and drafting a strategic green plan.
Haas was given special recognition by the Office of Sustainability for our numerous green events that foster engagement and educate staff, faculty, and students.
In June 2015, Berkeley Haas became a UC Berkeley Zero Waste Event Facility with the goal of achieving 75% waste diversion by 2017. All events at Haas offer both recycling and composting services. Berkeley Haas is also become a Zero Waste Facility with composting and recycling in all areas of the building.
In the effort to move the lever, the Haas Green Team develops yearly goals that we partner with the Haas facilities team and senior management to achieve.