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.

Art, science inspire student climate-change activism

37 students are awarded fellowships to work on projects that support UC's Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

4 UC campuses ranked in Princeton Review’s top 50 green colleges

UC Santa Barbara, ranked third, along with UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis among top sustainable campuses.
Berkeley Food Institute panel discussion

Food justice takes center stage

Forum focuses on labor, power, policy and other issues around food.
do it in dark tank top

UC Santa Barbara goes lights out to win energy conservation contest

All UC campuses participated in the Campus Conservation Nationals, which challenges students, faculty and staff at 186 university campuses to reduce energy and water use.