Is it really possible to live a zero-waste life?

Picture all of the trash you’ve thrown away this week. How much do you think you could reduce that amount if you really tried? By half?

Lauren Singer thinks you can take it all the way to zero, and she has the total lack of garbage to prove it.

Well, not total: Singer has a glass mason jar that holds five years of her garbage — every last piece of it.

UC Davis seals cold

When there's nowhere colder to go

As the oceans warmed, species migrated to Antarctica. What happens when climate change heats up their home?

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.

UC San Diego flip flops

Could these flip-flops save the earth?

These $3, algae-based renewable sandals could become the planet's preferred shoe.

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 Berkeley Alice Waters

Alice Waters on free speech and the making of a counterculture cook

The celebrated chef releases a memoir spanning her days at UC Berkeley to the White House garden and Chez Panisse.

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.

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