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2019 Earth Plaza Palooza Fair

2019 Earth Plaza Palooza Fair


Sustainability is rooted in everything that we do at UC San Diego. As one of the world’s top public research universities, UC San Diego is addressing the challenges that accompany our unprecedented growth. As we expand our academic, research, public service and ancillary programs, we continue to make sustainability a top priority. We aim to achieve the best possible balance between aesthetics, sustainability and functionality to guide stewardship over the development of UC San Diego’s spectacular location while appropriately integrating with the surrounding La Jolla community.

Each Triton plays an important role in helping to meet our campus sustainability goals. You can do your part by implementing sustainable habits, joining a sustainability group and connecting with UC San Diego Sustainability on social media!

Current Highlights

  • In fall 2021, UC San Diego ranked:
  • In November 2021
    • UC San Diego was recognized in
    • The AASHE Sustainable Campus Index recognized UC San Diego in:
      • Top Performer in Sustainability Research, Investment and Finance, and Data Accuracy and Quality
      • High-Impact Institutional Program: EV Affordability and Charging Accessibility
    • The UC San Diego Changemaker Institute announced the 2021-2023 Changemaker Faculty Fellows who will cultivate a robust learning community and campus network of changemakers by addressing real-world challenges through their teaching
  • In October 2021, the University of California Office of the President invited comments on the proposed updates to the existing Presidential Policy on Sustainable Practices.
  • UC San Diego’s Dr. Chandler Puritty Contributes to Green 2.0 Report Card Green 2.0 released its report card reflecting demographic data collected from 67 NGOs and several foundations in the environmental sector. The report details racial and ethnic disparities across the sector. Read the report

Take Action

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Reduce your lab's footprints without compromising research quality, efficiency or safety

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Promote your office's resource conservation and leadership in sustainability

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Helps educators promote resource conservation and recognizes their leadership in sustainability

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Make your conference, seminar or celebration a zero-waste event

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Get tips to conserve resources and save money whether you’re living on campus or working from home

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Graduating seniors can sign a pledge promising to work towards creating a sustainable society for future generations

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