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Director of Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality
UC San Diego's Sustainability website offers a place for students, faculty, staff, and partners of the university to connect with each other, explore UC San Diego's countless sustainability initiatives, and find ways to get involved. The sustainability website highlights initiatives in the following fields: clean energy, climate, education, fuel alternatives, green building, smart grid, transportation alternatives, waste diversion, and water.
The Sustainability Program Office publishes a newsletter showcasing and informing viewers about sustainable efforts and events in the UC San Diego community. The newsletter helps students, staff, faculty, and the community to get involved in sustainable events and implement sustainable practices to their own everyday lives. There are over 2,000 subscribers. We have a separate e-newsletter for anyone interested in Green Labs. All of our certified labs are subscribeid.
A feature interview highlighting campus sustainability champions
List of jobs and internships in sustainability
Local sustainability events
UC San Diego sustainability articles
The Sustainability Programs Office uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a Wordpress blog to also communicate about sustainability events, policies, internships, scholarships and more. You can see links to our social media feeds in the footer of our homepage: http://sustainability.ucsd.edu/
UC San Diego does have the Research Experience & Applied Learning (REAL) Portal, which helps students discover internships and other hands-on experiential learning opportunities.
The Sustainability Resource Center contains placards that describe all of the green building materials and features. These materials and features include an innovative energy-saving lighting system, countertops made from recycled paper and glass, and eco-friendly paint. Sustainable flooring types include flooring reclaimed from a demolished building, rapidly renewable, formaldehyde-free bamboo, and completely recyclable carpeting. Additionally, Housing Dining and Hospitality has placards that discuss green building features at multiple LEED certified spaces. Capital Program Management also puts some signage up in other LEED buildings on campus describing green building features. In addition to offering Green Building tours of campus, there is a video tour online.
UC San Diego Housing, Dining and Hospitality restaurants and markets put up signage about Fair Trade items, among other signage.
Signs about recycled water usages and bioswales are on campus in certain landscaping areas.
Currently the Sustainability Programs Office provides sustainability tours of campus, including our unique microgrid, by rest. We are in the process of creating an online map of sustainability via the new UC San Diego Campus BIrd (see link below and various sustainability layers).
Students, faculty and staff can choose from several commuting and transportation options to avoid driving and parking on campus. Information is available online and via the UC San Diego app, including real-time information on shuttle locations and routes. http://transportation.ucsd.edu/alternatives/
See http://transportation.ucsd.edu/alternatives/cycling/index.html. In late 2017, UC San Diego also launched a bike share program for campus with partner Spin Bikes.
The UC San Diego Housing, Dining and Hospitality department’s Econauts student group educates on-campus students about how to live sustainably. The Sustainability Programs Office also provides students with information: sustain.ucsd.edu
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staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.