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CCC UC San Diego winners

May 14, 2019

UC San Diego Students, Faculty and Staff Avert 1.4 Million Pounds of Greenhouse Gas Emissions during the Cool Campus Challenge

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May 9, 2019

Putting a Dent in Food Waste

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April 18, 2019

Usurp the Burp: How seaweed can help curb cow burps (and their emissions)

Student Fellowships - Application Deadline May 17

Carbon Neutrality Initiative Student Fellowship

The UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Student Fellowship Program funds student-generated projects that support the UC system’s goal to produce zero-net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

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Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship

The UC Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship Program funds student-generated research, related projects or internships that focus on food issues.

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empowering the campus and community to create a sustainable future

UC San Diego strives to find solutions that help protect our planet. Explore what we’re doing and how you can get involved.

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2018 Annual Report

The 15th Annual Report on Sustainable Practices highlights the University of California’s comprehensive sustainability program achievements over the past year.

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Go Green!

Green Your Lab

The Green Labs program helps laboratories reduce their footprints without compromising research quality or safety while improving efficiency.

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Green Your Office

The Green Office Certification program helps campus offices promote resource conservation and recognizes their leadership in sustainability.

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UC San Diego Gets STARS Gold Rating

In May 2018, UC San Diego earned its second Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements. Only 112 colleges and universities worldwide have this distinction. The STARS report provides details about UC San Diego’s sustainability efforts across all areas, including academics and co-curricular programming for students, research, operations and on- and off-campus engagement.

Read the Official STARS Report

Virtual Sustainability Tour