Carbon Neutrality Initiative

UC Berkeley My Last Trash

UC’s #MyLastTrash campaign asks you to help push campuses toward zero waste

A new effort strives to transform habits and meet an ambitious 2020 goal.

UC Davis solar panels

UC named national leader in clean energy

The university was one of only eight organizations nationwide to earn the distinction.

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The diet soda effect of buying a fuel-efficient vehicle

Yikes — consumers often compensate for fuel-efficient cars by buying a bigger second vehicle.

New reports detail how to limit global warming, warn of ‘existential’ risk from not acting soon

Two new reports find that cutting CO2 emissions will not be enough to stop catastrophic global warming, but we have more tools at our disposal.

UC Riverside aerial solar panels

UC Riverside No. 2 systemwide for renewable energy

Giant solar panels will provide shade while generating electricity for the campus.

UC Irvine Cool Schools sustainability

UC campuses among the greenest in the country

Seven UCs are among 2017's top 50 "Cool Schools," according to Sierra Magazine.

UC Berkeley cyborg bacteria

Cyborg bacteria turn into tiny, zero-waste solar panels

Chemists create a more efficient photosynthesis that can help produce green fuel.

UC Davis electric vehicles

How electric vehicles could take a bite out of the oil market

Shifting to plug-in cars could play a key role in helping oil demand taper off in the next few decades.

UCLA chai app

UCLA study helps Californians save electricity — and money — this summer

To participate in the study, download a free app, which transmits real-time updates to help you tweak your usage.

Zero carbon conference UC Santa Barbara

How a (nearly) zero-carbon conference can be a better conference

Borrowing a page from Netflix can help slash university emissions by as much as a third.

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