UCOP celebrates Earth Day with multiple events
UCOP staff embraced Earth Day with an entire month of activities.
About 20 UCOP staff and their families turned out to clean up Channel Park on April 18. They attacked the weeds and invasive plants, picked up trash and cleaned up overgrown walkways,making the area more enjoyable for the Lake Merritt community and the wildlife that inhabits the open space from the lake to the estuary. “From the looks and sounds of things, everyone seemed to be having a good time, and there is no doubt Channel Park looks a thousand times better,” wrote Judy Johnson, steward of the park, in a note of thanks.
Clean-up was on the minds of staff back at the office too. Employees recycled 8,123 pounds of paper in the non-records purge. That’s almost 5,000 pounds more than last year and the equivalent of more than 30 four-drawer lateral filing cabinets.
And the unsubscribe initiative, which began last August and wrapped up during Earth Week, unsubscribed 5,716 pieces of mail from 1,638 companies. But there’s no reason to stop there — to continue to remove yourself from mailing lists, follow these instructions.
Other Earth Day activities included a talk by Erin Riordan, UC Natural Reserve System Research Affiliate and Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA and UCB, on climate change; a sustainability fair; and a Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day activity led by Thembi Jackson.