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Sustainability wins in 2017: UC is greener than ever

All 10 UC campuses now have on-site solar power, and more progress is in the works. Over the last year, UC campuses made big strides toward zero-emission vehicles, with UC Irvine converting its entire bus fleet to electric. Campuses also cut water use, saving enough water to fill 125 Olympic-size swimming pools.

As UC’s 14th Annual Report on Sustainable Practices makes clear, UC is not only growing, it’s greener than ever. The 2017 report, which was presented to the UC Board of Regents at its January meeting, lays out the progress made over the past year on all aspects of sustainability, as well as the recommendations from three new reports designed to help the university transition away from natural gas and reach operational carbon neutrality by 2025, the goal of UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

“The momentum behind sustainability is unstoppable. I see evidence of this on every UC campus, and our students are blazing the trail,” said UC President Napolitano in her introductory letter to the report.

Read full article about the progress UC made in 2017 towards its sustainability goals.

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