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Carbon neutrality

UC research is paving the way for the university to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.

How we can recycle CO2 to make eco-friendly concrete
That’s more than 1.5 billion metric tons of carbon a year — a big number. UCLA researchers saw the opportunity to do something about it.
Gauging Western wildfires
A new climate and fire model suggests that Western wildfires will intensify for roughly a decade before experiencing a gradual decline.
UC ranks first among colleges and universities in green power usage
The Environmental Protection Agency puts UC on top in its new ranking, with nearly half of the university's electricity sourced from green power in 2020.
Can we remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than its been for millions of years. A technique called direct air capture could help.
UC’s sustainability policy covers all 10 campuses and five medical centers.


Learn more about sustainability at UC

The Carbon Neutrality Initiative commits UC to emitting net zero greenhouse gases from its buildings and vehicle fleet by 2025, something no other major university system has done.


Learn more about the Carbon Neutrality Initiative