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.
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.