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Graduate student Jordan Alley in the California Lighting Technology Center.

Track our progress to a carbon-neutral UC

A new Carbon Neutrality Dashboard makes it easy for the UC community and general public to explore and understand our collective strategies for reducing carbon emissions over time. 

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The EPA recognizes UC with a Green Power Leadership Award

UC was recently honored with a 2021 Green Power Leadership Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for accelerating the transition to clean energy.

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UC earns accolades as a nationwide leader in sustainability

The Sierra Club and Princeton Review have recognized UC as a leader in university sustainability.

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UC is #1 in green power usage

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, UC ranks No. 1 among colleges and universities when it comes to green electricity use.

UC research: Berkeley Lab’s infinitely recyclable plastic

A Berkeley Lab team has been working for several years to develop a game-changing plastic that, unlike traditional plastics, can be recycled indefinitely and is not made from petroleum. 

UC marked Earth Day with a host of bold green initiatives and research

Here’s a round-up of UC’s work to make the Golden State — and the world — a greener place.

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Sustainability at Home: Preserving your spring harvest

In the next Sustainability at Home event, hear about Earth Month from UCOP Director of Sustainability Matthew St. Clair and learn to preserve your spring harvest.