Volunteer shows (left to right) Mali, Kailyal, and Karami Turner how to use the microscope and other hand-on exhibits.

Berkeley Lab is committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work through educational programs, volunteering, philanthropic contributions, and more.

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Berkeley Lab supports more than 10,000 jobs in the Bay Area and nearly 20,000 jobs nationwide. Every federal dollar invested in Berkeley Lab produces nearly three dollars in economic output.

Our Community Advisory Group (CAG), with representatives from our local communities, agencies, and organizations, serves as a forum for discussion about Berkeley Lab’s initiatives and local activities including land use, community health and safety, and the environment. The CAG identifies opportunities for Berkeley Lab, the City of Berkeley, UC Berkeley, and other community members to collaborate in support of a vibrant and diverse community.

An electric car charging station.

We are on a path to meet our commitments to reducing our energy use and emissions, minimizing the Lab’s climate, waste, and water footprints, and applying our research to sustainable solutions on the Lab’s sites and beyond. Explore what we’ve promised to do by 2025.

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Berkeley Lab is committed to transparency and environmental stewardship as we continue to grow and develop new facilities on-site. For more information on our land use and environmental documents, explore our current and completed projects.