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Climate Raising Challenge: A 21st century “barn raising”

Challenge Overview

From droughts to rising temperatures, fires to floods, the Sacramento Valley of California is feeling the effects of—and contributing to—our changing climate. At the same time, the Valley and the agricultural communities that comprise it, have a unique opportunity to be part of the solution. With this challenge, we are seeking to answer the following questions:

How might agriculture be part of the climate solution in the Sacramento Valley?

How do we visually communicate this message to inspire local action?

California's Drought, What Actions You Can Take

Every Aggie has an important role helping UC Davis and their communities save water. We are in a serious drought. According to, 46% of California — including 100% of Yolo County — is under Extreme Drought conditions. Here are some tips to help you conserve water on and off-campus!

Share your sustainability achievements

UC Davis' commitment to and achievement in sustainability relies on the efforts of our community across the university. In order to capture these efforts, UC Davis Sustainability and UC Davis Health Sustainability have set up a form that students, faculty, academics and staff can use to submit sustainability awards, articles and updates any time of year.

Compost Options Improve with New, Grant-funded Vehicle

The arrival of the first compost truck on campus earlier this year signaled the further expansion of compost collection toward the university’s zero waste goals and compliance with state regulations.  

Share how your work supports the U.N.'s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

UC Davis is pursuing a Voluntary University Review (VUR) to support our university’s role as a public land-grant institution in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We invite all students, scholars, staff, researchers and faculty to share details about their SDG efforts through this online portal. Share your story by July 2!

2021 World Climate Simulation

UC Davis Sustainability and Global Affairs are partnering for the second year in a row for a World Climate Simulation—a role-playing exercise of the UN climate change negotiations.

Sustainability: A Summit of Champions

UC Davis’ second annual Sustainability Summit provided the opportunity to share and celebrate good news from across the university, including a new student coalition, innovative partnerships and the university’s new Sustainability Champions — not to mention a new gold rating.

1 Day Isn’t Enough for Earth Day in 2020

UC Davis will celebrate Mother Earth in this 50th-anniversary year of Earth Day with a long Earth Month. The university’s observance will start April 1, take in the real Earth Day, April 22, and conclude, appropriately, the last day of the Whole Earth Festival, Sunday, May 10 — Mother’s Day.

UC Davis Sustains Its Top GreenMetric Rankings

From the smallest of deeds, like recovering surplus food to give to people in need (and keeping the food out of the waste stream), to large renewable energy projects, UC Davis’ efforts in sustainability have the nation and world taking notice — again.