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Director of Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Second Nature and the Presidents Climate Commitment
Sustainable Procurement Leadership Council
Practice Green Health
International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories
On February 6, 2018, the University of California announced that it had assembled an international coalition of 13 research universities across the United States, Canada and Mexico - called the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3 - who were committing to work together to galvanize local and regional action on climate change. Member institutions represent more than 1.5 million students across North America. The coalition will release a report in fall 2018 that will serve as a roadmap for how local, state, and federal lawmakers, higher education institutions, businesses and community leaders can work together to achieve ambitious, research-tested climate goals.
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
Southern California Sustainability Officers network
San Diego Chapter, US Green Building Council
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference presentations by faculty and staff on green buildings/LEED certification, EV infrastructure, energy efficiency, the Cool Campus Challenge, faculty climate curriculum workshop, and reclaimed water pipeline best practice award. AASHE conference presentation on climate action plan update.
In 2016, UCSD Won a 2016 California Best Practice Water Efficiency/Site Water Quality Award for its Reclaimed Water Pipeline Expansion and Central Plants Cooling Tower Retrofit: https://chesc.org/best-practice-awards/2016-best-practice-award-winners/.
In 2017, UCSD won California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Best Practice awards for its Monitoring Based Commissioning Program and Electric Vehicle Affordability and Charging Accessibility Strategy: https://chesc.org/wp-content/uploads/CHESCprogramFull_Final.pdf.
UC San Diego Campus Sustainability Manager Sara McKinstry was an AASHE Advisory Council Member for three years: http://www.aashe.org/about/councils.
UC San Diego Director of Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality Dave Weil is on the Board of the San Diego Green Building Council and represents the campus on the regional Energy Working Group.
UC San Diego Interim Director of Dining Lisa Joy is on the Board of Slow Food San Diego.
UC San Diego holds quarterly peer-to-peer meetings with other local campus energy managers and staff engaged in carbon neutrality programs.
UC San Diego has reached out to sister local campuses for future collaborations on STARS submissions.
UC San Diego staff participate and often coordinate San Diego area energy manager/efficiency meetings and trainings. We also actively participate in the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative and regional efforts on climate planning and action. Finally we are engaged in city, county and regional planning around energy planning, water conservation, stormwater management, and environmental planning.
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.
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.