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UCSF Sustainability Publications

CAP 300

Newly released!  2016 UC Annual Report on Sustainable Practices

Please see the 2016 updates on the UC Systemwide Sustainable Practices Policy.

The Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit development by the UCSF Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit was made possible from finding of the UCSF Advisory Committee on Sustainability.  Estimated completion of the toolkit for distribution is expected in Q1 of FY16-17.

Bending the Curve Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability - California Gov. Jerry Brown, University of California President Janet Napolitano, politicians, industry leaders and UC’s top climate experts are descending on San Diego at the end of October with a shared sense of urgency. The goal: to emerge with a practical and scalable blueprint for tackling climate change that can be applied to California and the world.

Student Projects Get Creative to Encourage Healthy Eating April 12, 2015

Deans Vlahov and Wintroub Join Nationwide Push for Climate Change Training April 8, 2015

Learn about All That Matters brochures by the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment for printed and online versions of the following topics for patients, visitors, and family:
Toxic Matters
Food Matters
Work Matters
Pesticides Matter

UCSF Sustainability Reports

2013-14 Medical Center Sustainability Report

2014 Sustainable Foodservice Annual Report

2013 Annual Sustainable Foodservice Annual Report covers accomplishments by both the Medical Center and the campus Retail Services.

2012 Medical Center Sustainability Report

2014 Long Range Development Plan

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy


See the 2013 Academic Senate Sustainability Committee’‘s Resolution on the Non-Therapeutic Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture which promotes the purchase of meat products without prophylactic use of antibiotics.

Read the newly released 2012 Annual Sustainability Report to the Regents where highlights of UC system-wide sustainability achievements can be found.
2012 Sustainability Highlights in the UCSF Magazine on page 11.

See the Report of the University of California Climate Solutions Steering Group dated
November 2011 Prospectus for a Sustainable Future Recommendations for Implementing UC’s Commitment to Climate Neutrality.

UCSF’s Sustainability Action Plan was developed in 2010-11 to determine the focus and direction of UCSF’s sustainabiliity efforts to meet UCOP and UCSF goals. The Plan consists of the following:

1. An initial Baseline Assessment to evaluate the existing sustainability efforts. 
SAP1_BaselineAssessment.pdf

2. An evaluation of the existing organizational structure of sustainability at UCSF.
SAP2_Organizational_Structure.pdf

3. A review of our carbon footprint based upon existing data
SAP3_Carbon_Footprint.pdf

4. A detailed slideshow of the results and recommendations from several stakeholder workshops held to obtain input and participation from all areas across the campus and medical center. SAP4 Slideshow with Notes.pdf

5.  An Executive Summary of all the work compiled by Davis Langdon Associates and the Sustainabilty committees (Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability, Sustainabiltiy Steering Committee, and the 10 work groups)
SAP5_ExecSummary_with_Appendix_1-4.pdf
SAP6_Appendix_5_-_UCSF_Energy_TargetsStrategies.pdf

As we begin to implement the recommendations in FY11-12, we will continue to share the results annually on this website and welcome your comments and support.

Facilities Management frequently has sustainability topics in their department newsletters.  You can find them below:


With the successful completion of the FY10-11 UCSF Residential Efficiency Project, which recently won a best practice award from the UC Office of the President, Green Campus, in conjunction with Gail Lee and the Office of Sustainability, officially launches the new LivingGreen Office Certification

Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability’s Annual Report to the Chancellor 2009-2010 CACS_Annual_Report_FY09-10.pdf

UCSF Climate Action Plan - Dec 2009

Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability’s Annual Report to the Chancellor 2008-2009
CACS_Annual_Rpt_Aug_2009.pdf>

UC Strategic Energy Plan - Feb 2009

Academic Senate Enviromental Sustainability Recommendations - Jan 2009

UCSF Strategic Energy Plan - Sept 2008

Facts About UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay: Sustainability and Green Design - Aug 2010

UCSF Today Sustainability Stories

UC Energy Sustainability Programs Set to Expand - Sept 21, 2010

UCSF Medical Center Receives Recognition for Enviromentally Sustainable Practices - Jun 4, 2010

UCSF to Host Earth Fest, Bike to Work Day on May 13, 2010

UCSF to Screen “Tapped” on Earth Day - April 22, 2010

UCSF Rocks with First LEED Silver Status for Existing Building - Mar 22, 2010

UCSF Hires Sustainability Manager - Jan 26, 2010

Teaching and Learning Center Project and Sustainability - Jan 10, 2010

UC “Shining Star” for College Campuses in Sustainability - Aug 22, 2008

UCSF Medical Center Recieves Rebates for Going Green - Aug 13, 2008

USCF Works Toward a Health Environment - Feb 14, 2008

UCSF Continutes Progress in Sustainability Practices - Jan 22, 2008

Campus LIfe Services to Pilot Going Greener Campaign - Jan 10, 2008

UC Expands Policy on Sustainable Practices - Mar 27, 2007

UCSF Completes First LEED-Certified Laboratory Renovation - Jan 17, 2006

Synapse, the UCSF student newspaper

UCSF Works to Slash Energy Use Through Campaign, May 6, 2010