worker installs pipe

UC Davis saves 61 million gallons of water a year

New process in campus cooling system will result in a 9 percent cut in the amount of potable water used.
Kevin Njabo and Tom Smith

Congo Basin Institute partnership is a ‘game-changer’ for environmental protection

Institute targets deforestation and disease control in the world's second largest rainforest.

13 UC projects win statewide sustainability awards

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Best Practice Awards recognize innovations made by campuses.

New technology stores solar energy for weeks, not microseconds

New design, inspired by the way plants generate energy through photosynthesis, could be a game-changer in how solar cells are designed.
Campus community members grow fresh fruit and vegetables at the R’ Garden while learning about social, environmental and economic sustainability.

UC Riverside launching B.S. in sustainability studies

Starting in fall 2015, interdisciplinary degree program will focus on social and environmental justice issues.
Boeing 787

Leaving on a biofueled jet plane

Researchers develop a process to create drop-in aviation biofuel that won't gel at the low temperatures of the stratosphere.
UCLA Intramural Field

UCLA doing its part to save millions of gallons of water per year

Replacing the 8 acres of turf on the IM Field is a key part of the university’s response to California’s historic drought.

young woman tends crops

Eat local? Why yes, you can

More than 90 percent of the United States can eat food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes — a boon for nutrition, the economy and sustainable agriculture.
lush lawn, UC Riverside

Universities have ideas on how cities will meet water-rationing mandates

California's college campuses are like mini-cities, and are on the leading edge of water conservation.
Worker prepares world’s first algae surfboard

Surfing into a greener future

UC San Diego biology and chemistry students produce the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard.