uc davis sustainability summit

Sustainability Summit

The annual Sustainability Summit honors achievements and recognizes champions.

This event honors the sustainability achievements of the university, recognizes leaders who help create a more sustainable campus as Sustainability Champion Award recipients, and provides student programs and groups with an opportunity to share their accomplishments over the last academic year.

Due to the pandemic, the third annual Sustainability Summit was again held virtually on May 21, 2021; read more about it and watch the 2021 Sustainability Summit on our YouTube channel.

Read about the second annual, and first virtual, Sustainability Summit, held on May 29, 2020, and learn more about the 2020 Sustainability Champions at "Sustainability: A Summit of Champions." Watch the 2020 Sustainability Summit on our YouTube channel.

The first annual Sustainability Summit hosted by UC Davis Sustainability was held on May 31, 2019.


UC Davis Sustainability Champions


UC Davis Sustainability Champions are environmental leaders on campus—students, staff, and faculty/academic staff—who exemplify why UC Davis continues to lead the way in sustainability efforts. These champions are selected based on their contributions and service to the following goals: 

  • Goal A: To help foster a sustainable campus and integrate environmental sustainability on campus outside of their expected job functions or academic responsibilities.  

  • Goal B: To advocate for environmental stewardship and sustainability as part of a campus culture of sustainability.  

  • Goal C: To learn about and create awareness of environmental justice, climate justice, and diversity, equity, and inclusivity issues on campus. 

Sustainability Champions are selected and announced annually during the Sustainability Summit at the end of each academic year. 

To nominate someone for a Sustainability Champion Award, click here. Rolling nominations are accepted June 1 to April 30 each year, and are closed for review during the month of May.