Keep celebrating Earth Month with these easy sustainability tips
Thank you for recognizing Earth Month with your colleagues and the UCOP sustainability team! While our celebrations looked a little different this year, it has been wonderful to connect with like-minded UCOP colleagues around our shared interest in environmental well-being.
Last Friday, several of us gathered on Zoom to discuss the impactful documentary film “Tomorrow.” Kid-friendly for ages 10+, this fast-paced documentary profiles people with concrete solutions for moving away from fossil fuels and protecting the environment. You can watch the film free online here. Here are some tips to be more sustainable in your life and your community from the film.
- Eat organic produce and less meat. Industrial agriculture and livestock farming produce significant greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. This is a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint and support healthy ecological systems.
- Choose a renewable electricity supplier. Oil, gas and coal contribute actively to climate change. Check out your local electricity supplier like East Bay Clean Energy or explore solar installations for your home.
- Reduce, reuse, recycle, repair and share. Reducing waste and consumption of resources reduces your overall environmental impact.
Energy and Sustainability Team: Virtual Office Hours
Wednesday, April 29, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Month by joining Operations Coordinator and UCOP Sustainability Lead Christian Laspada and Sustainability Reporting and Outreach Fellow Carolyn Burch for an interactive virtual question and answer session about all topics related to sustainability, environment and climate.
- Web link
- Meeting ID: 436 617 4114
- Password: ucop
- One tap mobile
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New online sustainability course
Thursday, April 30, from 12-1 p.m.
Find out more about sustainability and UC’s goals by attending a new UC Learning Center course, Sustainability for OP and You. Learn how to incorporate sustainability into your life by reducing your carbon footprint, producing less waste, saving water, having a greener commute and more. Plus, learn more about the UC Sustainability goals and what you can do to support them. Register at the UC Learning Center.
Please reach out to Carolyn.Burch@ucop.edu with any questions, comments or suggestions.Tags: Earth Month, sustainability