UC San Diego Sustainability Recognizes Top Participants, Teams and Winners of Opportunity Drawings
Protecting the environment and its valuable resources from climate change is a social responsibility each one of us can contribute towards individually. Together as a community we can make a much bigger impact. President Napolitano has committed the University of California to a goal of carbon neutrality by 2025. This commitment will require all of us to work together in an effort to conserve energy, reduce waste, and preserve our resources. We have proven to be an institutional leader in research and teaching, and we can also lead the way to a more sustainable future.
The UC Cool Campus Challenge was designed as an online educational outreach tool intended to encourage behavioral change by motivating and rewarding the UC Community as we take steps towards reducing our carbon footprint. Over a ten week period starting October 6 through December 10, participants were asked to pledge and verify actions, such as using a power strip, turning off lights when not in use, or carpooling. Points were earned upon pledging, verifying and uploading photos illustrating sustainable actions. Additional points were earned for inviting others to join and attending events.
Twelve UC campuses competed to earn the most points. UC San Diego finished in 9th place, behind Riverside and Berkeley. First place was awarded to UC Irvine.
UC San Diego would like to recognize and congratulate the top participants and teams on our campus!
(L) Dan Ronquillo, Team BFS Members (R) Eric Del Rosario, Gayle Ta & Ana Portlock
Eric Del Rosario, Business & Financial Services
Ana Portlock, Business & Financial Services
Dan Ronquillo, Core Biology & Lab Support
Collette Moura, Eleanor Roosevelt College
Margaret Ryan, Family Medicine & Public Health
Business & Financial Services