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UC sustainability in 2016: Big progress, tough challenges

UC hit new sustainability milestones in 2016, but, as UC’s 13th Annual Report on Sustainable Practices shows, it’s not always easy being green.

The 2016 report, presented to the UC Board of Regents at its January meeting, highlights the progress UC has made over the past year in renewable energy, water conservation, waste reduction, food sustainability and other areas. Along with successes, the report lays out the remaining challenges ahead as UC pushes to reach carbon neutrality as well as its other sustainability goals by 2025.

“We’re attacking this challenge on multiple fronts — undertaking basic and applied research, teaching, changing the way we operate, investing in climate change solutions, and being a model of positive change,” President Napolitano said in the report.

Read full article, which includes highlights of the report’s findings.

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