CalCAP wins clean-air leadership award

UC Berkeley’s Cal Climate Action Partnership was honored Thursday with a clean air award from Breathe California.

At its awards lunch in San Francisco, the volunteer health organization recognized Berkeley, through its CalCAP initiative, for “significantly reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and demonstrating climate leadership through its student activism, broad organizational partnerships, climate action planning and financial commitment to reducing climate change.”

Berkeley was one of seven institutions, businesses and individuals to win 2012 Clean Air Awards. The Cal Climate Action Partnership, formed in 2006, is a collaboration of faculty, administration, staff and students working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on campus. Its initial work led Chancellor Robert Birgeneau to commit the campus to  reducing emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2014. More information is available on CalCAP’s website.