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Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

May 29, 2019

Study uncovers surprising melting patterns beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

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

Enid Partika

May 9, 2019

Putting a Dent in Food Waste

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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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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.

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