UCSF Sustainability

UCSF is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2025—both its direct emissions from sources that UCSF owns or controls and its indirect emissions from buying electricity. To this end, UCSF is investing in strategies that reduce overall energy consumption and GHG emissions, as reported in the FY20 Annual Sustainability Report. A few concrete ways that UCSF has reduced its emissions include installing a 244-kW solar array on its Gateway Medical Building, building its first all- electric building, purchasing carbon-free electricity, and reducing its Energy Use Intensity (EUI) by two percent per year, despite adding 116,000 square feet.

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4 Sustainability Masters Programs Right Here in the U.S.

For those interested in conservation efforts, green careers, or environmental masters programs, the United States may not seem like an obvious destination. After all, in recent years, our government has exited, then rejoined, the Paris Climate Agreement. We saw budgets slashed for eco-focused initiatives, like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). And despite wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, there is still an immense population of climate change deniers. That’s why we need more climate change experts in the U.S. to champion innovative ideas and strategies, run sustainable businesses, and teach the next generation of environmentalists.

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