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UC wins environmental leadership award

Global Green USA is honoring the University of California for the environmental commitment the university has demonstrated through its academic, research and sustainability practices.

The California Environmental Leadership Award recognizes the UC system for its 32 LEED green-certified buildings, more than any other university in the country, and its leadership in research and educational programs focused on climate change, clean energy and other sustainability issues.

UC President Mark Yudof said winning the award is a “tremendous honor” that recognizes students, faculty and researchers who are transforming the University of California into a national leader for sustainable development.

“We view the university as a living laboratory,” Yudof said. “Not only are we generating the research into sustainable ways of living, we are finding culture-shaping ways to apply it.”

Yudof is accepting the award on behalf of UC at Global Green‘s annual Millennium Awards ceremony on Saturday (June 12) in Santa Monica at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. Read more about the award and see a video showcasing UC’s green commitment.

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