UCSF Sustainability Publications
Newly released! 2016 UC Annual Report on Sustainable Practices
Please see the 2018 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
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:
UCSF Sustainability Reports
2013 Annual Sustainable Foodservice Annual Report covers accomplishments by both the Medical Center and the campus Retail Services.
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.
2. An evaluation of the existing organizational structure of sustainability at UCSF.
3. A review of our carbon footprint based upon existing data
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)
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
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability’s Annual Report to the Chancellor 2008-2009
UCSF Today Sustainability Stories
Synapse, the UCSF student newspaper
UCSF Works to Slash Energy Use Through Campaign, May 6, 2010