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empowering the campus and community to create a sustainable future

UC San Diego strives to find solutions that help protect our planet. Explore what we’re doing and how you can get involved.

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Regional Water Conservation

See how UC San Diego's water conservation and watershed protection projects (partially funded by a grant through Integrated Regional Watershed Management) are addressing challenges related to climate change.

UC San Diego Staff Named LEED Fellow

Walt Kanzler, UC San Diego’s senior director of Project Quality Management, was selected as a 2022 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) fellow, joining the ranks of fewer than 300 LEED fellows around the world.

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Walt Kanzler at award ceremony

Green Programs

Green Labs

The Green Labs Certification program helps laboratories reduce their footprints without compromising research quality or safety while improving efficiency.

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Green Office

The Green Office Certification program helps campus offices promote resource conservation and recognizes their leadership in sustainability.

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Green Classroom

The Green Classroom Certification program helps campus educators to promote resource conservation and receive recognition for their leadership in sustainability.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

“We believe that true excellence is achieved through productive relationships among people of diverse perspectives, as defined by UC San Diego’s Principles of Community.“ Learn more about UC San Diego Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Land Acknowledgement

The UC San Diego community holds great respect for the land and the original people of the area where our campus is located. The university is built on the un-ceded territory of the Kumeyaay Nation. Today, the Kumeyaay people continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego community. We acknowledge their tremendous contributions to our region and thank them for their stewardship.