Welcome to the Sustainability Corner! The Office of Campus Physical and Environmental Planning works in collaboration with several campus departments to implement, monitor, and strengthen UCI’s sustainable operations. These operations make up the daily lives of staff, students, and faculty – they are what keeps our buildings and open spaces functioning, what helps to conserve our fragile resources, and what inspires our community to become a more sustainable place to work, live, and study. This page serves to provide greater insight into UCI’s sustainable practices, programming, and ongoing efforts.
UCI has earned the No. 1 overall spot in Sierra magazine’s 2020 “Cool Schools” sustainability ranking, marking the fourth time in the last seven years UCI has topped the widely acclaimed list. Enjoy learning about the collective sustainability highlights and achievements of our campus departments from the past year.
It’s officially summertime and temperatures are rising. Staying hydrated is essential any time of year, but the hot summer months often remind us just how important drinking water is for our health and well-being. Whether you are on campus or at home, UCI provides resources to help keep you hydrated and ready for the summer.
There is no doubt the coronavirus outbreak has awakened a new way of life. This pandemic has quickly led us to adopt new behaviors and adapt lifestyles in ways that were unimaginable just a few months ago. In a profound way, COVID-19 has not only given us greater reason to protect our health, but also our planet.
As many of us transition towards temporarily working from home, we have the opportunity to be reminded of how we think about human health and well-being in sustainable workspaces. This collection of green tips and behaviors provides simple suggestions to create a comfortable, healthy, and productive work environment.