Sustainability

UCLA chai app

UCLA study helps Californians save electricity — and money — this summer

To participate in the study, download a free app, which transmits real-time updates to help you tweak your usage.

UC Santa Barbara plastic study

8.3 billion metric tons of plastic ... and counting

How did we create more tons of plastic than there are people on Earth?

Zero carbon conference UC Santa Barbara

How a (nearly) zero-carbon conference can be a better conference

Borrowing a page from Netflix can help slash university emissions by as much as a third.

UC Santa Barbara wind turbines

How to pass laws to fight climate change

Don't say climate change — 'renewable energy' is the phrase that gets things done, study finds.

Nature value UC Santa Barbara

Putting a price tag on nature

A new model protects biodiversity by bringing ecology and economics together.

Making the ultimate mosquito repellent

How getting to know a mosquito’s nose helped researchers sniff out better bug sprays.

UC San Diego climate change

How climate change makes us all lose sleep

Millions of nights of insufficent sleep could be created by rising temperatures, study says.

Tomato varieties UC Davis

7 challenges for achieving global food security

UC Davis’ Helene Dillard leads the charge for more sustainable, equitable food systems.

Algae UCLA

UC collaboration unlocks a key to biofuel

The algae in your fishtank could provide new fuel and medical applications, thanks to its UC-decoded genome.

UC solar EPA green

EPA recognizes the University of California as a national ‘green power’ leader

University recognized for its leadership in sustainable operations.

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