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UC makes bold commitment to 100 percent clean electricity

As the impacts of global climate change grow ever more alarming, we have some good news: Clean energy is catching on among cities, states and other big institutions across the country.

This fall, UC joined the growing list of institutions that have committed to 100 percent clean electricity (as did the state of California, which also announced its pledge to transition to clean energy by 2045).

Where UC stands out is in its ambitiousness — it has pledged to meet its goal by 2025, just seven years from now.

“Buying 100 percent clean electricity is a core part of our strategy for reducing our carbon footprint,” said UC renewable energy executive director Mark Byron. “We want to be leaders and encourage other universities, cities, states and companies to act with more urgency.”

Read full article about how UC will meet its goal.

Related news: UC named one of the nation’s top green colleges

The Princeton Review recently announced what many of us already know: UC campuses are among the most environmentally responsible universities in the nation.

All nine UC undergraduate campuses were included in the Princeton Review’s annual Guide to 399 Green Colleges. Five of them — Davis, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Riverside and Berkeley — were named among the Top 50 Green Colleges for 2018.

Read the full article about the Princeton Review rankings and how UC campuses are going green.

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