Executive Chef Rodney Fry prepares beautiful, healthy meals in the newly renovated kitchen at UC San Diego's Thornton Hospital.

Hospital cafes embrace locavore movement

Farm-to-cafeteria movement is in full swing at UC San Diego Health.

Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly

Dire climate forecast inspires upbeat film for a warmer ‘Tomorrow’

A paper on climate change by UC Berkeley professor Anthony Barnosky inspired the new film "Demain." 

Darryl Wong, a UC Santa Cruz farm manager, works with undergraduate interns in agroecology as they plant potatoes on the UCSC farm.

Internships support new concentration in agroecology and sustainable food systems

UC Santa Cruz environmental studies majors gain hands-on experience working on the campus farm and garden.

Breeding of diverse varieties like these peppers, bred at the Student Farm at UC Davis, is increasingly important for organic growers.

New organic plant breeding effort sprouting at UC Davis

Effort will provide California growers with seeds for tomato, bean, pepper and other crop varieties.

David Jablons, chief of thoracic surgery at UCSF Medical Center, sells his cheeses at the San Francisco Ferry Building farmers market on weekends.

Physician-farmer finds niche making cheese

UCSF Dr. David Jablons builds cheese-making business with wife.

UC Merced student works on campus sustainability

UC joins campuses across the country on White House Climate Pledge

UC President Napolitano, together with all 10 UC chancellors, joined the White House and universities around the country in urging world leaders to take decisive action on climate change.


UC Carbon Neutrality Student Fellows tackle big climate problems

The fellowships will fund projects, from the classroom to the operating room, that will steer the UC system toward its carbon neutrality goal.

Cyclists in Davis

Ride bikes — save big bucks and the environment

A global shift to bicycling would have a huge impact on the environment, especially in urban areas, and could save trillions of dollars.

Hands below a light bulb

Big Ideas deadline approaches

Preproposals are due Nov. 12 for UC student innovation contest.

Visiting eco-chef Roger Feely makes grasshopper tacos during a demonstration of drought-friendly cooking at Festival of Discovery in Aldrich Park.

Food for thought

UC Irvine provides a full menu of events, activities encouraging new approaches to sustainable nourishment.