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October 2011

  • 10.31.11 — UC Davis offers innovative new majors, minors

    Responding to increased student interest in sustainability, UC Davis this fall introduced a new major, sustainable agriculture, and a new minor, sustainability in the built environment.

  • 10.27.11 — UC Davis achieves third platinum award for green building

    The University of California, Davis, has earned a third “platinum” certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for creating buildings that lead the way to a sustainable future, more than any other University of California campus.

  • 10.27.11 — TAPS sets up bike repair stations around the campus

    They are like Swiss Army knives. Only bigger. And blue. And for bikes. They are Dero Fixit stations — with tools and air pumps. Transportation and Parking Services (which includes the Bicycle Program) recently put in six of the stations around the Davis campus. They are free for anyone to use.

  • 10.25.11 — A TREE GROWS IN OAKLAND: UC Davis urban forester engages youth in greening inner city

    Tarver, who comes from what he calls “a very traditional forestry background of fighting fires and taking people on backpacking trips,” now focuses his attention on urban forestry — the role that trees play in city and suburban communities.

  • 10.13.11 — Nation's largest planned zero net energy community opens

    Setting a national precedent in sustainable design, UC Davis West Village will open its doors Saturday as the largest planned zero net energy community in the country.