At UC San Diego, our school colors may be blue and gold, but at heart, we are green. Sustainability is not just a catch-phrase here – it is a way of life, part of the institutional DNA imparted to us by Roger Revelle, one of the university’s founders and a pioneer of climate change research.

Since our founding more than half a century ago, we have built upon that visionary legacy to become a living laboratory of sustainable solutions that benefit UC San Diego as well as our local and global community. From what we study to how we work, the principles of sustainability influence what we do and how we do it. For we know that there is only one Earth and we want to do our part to make it better.

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