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Lecture series explores different ways that UC Davis could become more sustainable.
Aggie Surplus (formerly Bargain Barn) reduces campus waste by sorting, re-selling, recycling and donating surplus university equipment, furniture and supplies.
Aggieware is reusable dishes and utensils for student programs, from Student Housing.
Find out what makes UC Davis the #1 Cool School in the nation.
UC Davis was designated the “#1 Cool School” by Sierra Magazine for 2012-13.
University Dining Services is committed to meeting sustainability goals related to waste management, environmental stewardship, local food, sustainable agriculture, wellness, community and education.
Find materials produced for the Cool School awareness campaign.
Students moving to campus can recycle cardboard, polystyrene and other packing materials easily, thanks to this event.
This annual conference provides UC Davis event planners with the tools and information they need to plan sustainable events.
Part of the ASUCD, this student-run unit collects campus compost and teaches how to compost through the Experimental College.
Purchasing policy encourages the campus community to select products that are energy-efficient and made with recycled products.
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.
On moving days, Student Housing collects unwanted but reusable items as charitable donations.
Student Housing is dedicated to developing and maintaining educational living and working environments while fully integrating sustainable practices.
The Bucket program allows students in the residence halls the ability to have compost collection containers in their room.
Repro Graphics is committed to helping preserve natural resources, conserve energy use and reduce toxins.
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.
The UC Davis Solid Waste Management Policy (SWMP) is intended to provide operational guidance for the safe, responsible, and ecologically sound management of municipal solid waste.
Web page with information about the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices and links to PDF versions of the current policy and past policy versions.
2009 report from University Dining Services and the National Wildlife Federation details the history of composting at UC Davis.
Find out about UC Davis' waste reduction efforts.
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.