Janet Napolitano

Napolitano: Preserving the environment ‘a moral imperative’

In keynote speech, UC president highlights the role colleges and universities must play in protecting the planet.

solar panels, UC Merced

Santa Barbara energy expert named 2015 Sustainability Champion

David Auston is regarded as the 'MVP' of the UC systemwide Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

Ian Davies and Ankita Raturi

From classrooms to fields, students dig into food fellowships

Global Food Initiative fellows represent a broad cross-section of students.

worker installs pipe

UC Davis saves 61 million gallons of water a year

New process in campus cooling system will result in a 9 percent cut in the amount of potable water used.

Kevin Njabo and Tom Smith

Congo Basin Institute partnership is a ‘game-changer’ for environmental protection

Institute targets deforestation and disease control in the world's second largest rainforest.

13 UC projects win statewide sustainability awards

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Best Practice Awards recognize innovations made by campuses.

New technology stores solar energy for weeks, not microseconds

New design, inspired by the way plants generate energy through photosynthesis, could be a game-changer in how solar cells are designed.

Campus community members grow fresh fruit and vegetables at the R’ Garden while learning about social, environmental and economic sustainability.

UC Riverside launching B.S. in sustainability studies

Starting in fall 2015, interdisciplinary degree program will focus on social and environmental justice issues.

Boeing 787

Leaving on a biofueled jet plane

Researchers develop a process to create drop-in aviation biofuel that won't gel at the low temperatures of the stratosphere.

young woman tends crops

Eat local? Why yes, you can

More than 90 percent of the United States can eat food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes — a boon for nutrition, the economy and sustainable agriculture.

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