Sustainability

Peidong Yang, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Chemist Peidong Yang receives MacArthur ‘genius award’

Synthetic leaf project aims to convert sunlight into transportation fuel through photosynthesis.

Former UC Davis postdoc Kim Mosse digs through soil for sampling at a vineyard. A UC Davis study says winery wastewater is a viable option to irrigate vineyards.

Winery wastewater a viable water source for vineyards

UC Davis research provides first data to support California wine industry’s reuse of treated winery wastewater, and it describes recommended conditions for the practice, with key focus on salinity issues.

Roland Winston, Director of UC Solar

Sun and salt: how solar tech can help California’s drought

Researchers at UC Merced are turning to an unlikely ally to help solve the problem of water availability for California’s farmlands: the sun.  

Light bulb

Got a big idea? Save the world and win prizes

This year’s Big Ideas student innovation contest features nine categories, including the newly extended Energy & Resource Alternatives category, sponsored by the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

students walking on UC Merced campus

Campus enters second decade poised for growth

UC’s newest campus approaches its 10th anniversary with record student enrollment, ambitious plans for expansion, and a spirit of determination.

Irvine students in community garden

UC Irvine tops Sierra magazine’s green rankings second straight year

UC "dominates" rankings with five campuses among magazine's top 20 "Cool Schools" list of sustainable universities.

Andrew John De Los Santos won the first Chancellor's Advisory Committee's Sustainability Proposal Writing Contest.

Sustainability ideas lead to award-winning proposal

UC Merced student Andrew John De Los Santos' entry, “Continual Growth Toward Sustainability Education,” is a three-phase program aimed at increasing awareness of sustainability among undergraduates. 

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.

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