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Aggie Surplus (formerly Bargain Barn) reduces campus waste by sorting, re-selling, recycling and donating surplus university equipment, furniture and supplies.
UC Davis was designated the “#1 Cool School” by Sierra Magazine for 2012-13.
UC Davis units can upgrade their printers to more efficient models, free.
Purchasing policy encourages the campus community to select products that are energy-efficient and made with recycled products.
UC Davis departments can get rebates for replacing or retiring inefficient appliances.
UC Davis is active in procuring renewable energy. Among the recent projects, the campus has rooftop solar, a biodigester, and the UC Davis Large Solar Power Plant started producing renewable energy in August 2015 to meet approximately 14 percent of the Davis campus electricity needs.
The University of California, a national leader in sustainability, has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025, becoming the first major university to accomplish this achievement.
Campus policy supports waste prevention.
Web page with information about the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices and links to PDF versions of the current policy and past policy versions.
On November 12, 2015, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi signed the White House Climate Leadership Pledge on behalf of UC Davis, signaling our institutional commitment to carbon neutrality.