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  1. 1. Power Shift National Student Convergence November 2-5, 2007 Washington, DC
  2. 2. UC Policy on Sustainable Practices - March 22, 2007 (10 Campuses - 214,000 Students) UC Davis
  3. 3. Policy Sections • Green Building Design • Clean Energy Standard • Climate Protection Practices • Sustainable Transportation Practices • Sustainable Operations • Recycling & Waste Management • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Practices UC Riverside
  4. 4. Green Building Design-Goals » Set a goal for all new buildings projects, other than acute-care facilities, to outperform the required provisions of the CA Energy Code (Title 24) by at least 20% » All new building construction will be a minimum of LEED™ 2.1 “Certified” » Campuses will strive to achieve a standard equivalent to a LEED™ “Silver” rating or higher » The UC will design and build all new laboratory buildings to a minimum LEED™ 2.1 “Certified” rating and the Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs 21) Environmental Performance Criteria (EPC) UC Santa Cruz
  5. 5. Clean Energy Standard- Goals  The UC will procure 20% of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2010  Provide up to 10MW of local renewable power by 2014 UC San Diego
  6. 6. Climate Protection Practices-Goals • The UC will meet AB32 (CA Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006), reducing GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 • All 10 campuses are committed to developing Climate Neutral Action plans by December 2008 UC Irvine
  7. 7. Recycling and Waste Management-Goals  In support of the CA Integrated Waste Management Board’s goal for a “zero waste California”  50% waste diversion by June 30, 2008  75% by June 30, 2012  Zero waste by 2020 UC San Francisco
  8. 8. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Practices  30% recycled multi-use paper  100% recycled content janitorial paper  GreenSeal™ certified janitorial cleaning products  ENERGY STAR© electronic equipment (including Lab freezers rating)  EPEAT™ certified products given preference in bidding  Working with BAN and Manufacturer Take-Back programs UC SantaUC Santa BarbaraBarbara
  9. 9. Socially Responsible  Biggest Challenge  Becoming the Forefront of the Sustainability Movement  Working through the Student Regent, Community Leaders, and the The Sustainability Steering Committee to put pressure on the EVP UCLA
  10. 10. UC Sustainability Steering Committee Working Groups for all sections of the Policy New Working Groups currently in development: Sustainable Food Systems, Responsible Investing, possibly Land-Use Students have been key in initiating, formulating, writing, and implementing each iteration of the Policy UC Merced
  11. 11. Student Representation UC Sustainability Steering Committee Student Representatives Student Representation on Working Groups (Purchasing, Foods, & Investments) CSSC Policy Coordinators UC Berkeley

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