Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

What is Sustainability?

A sustainable society is one that is environmentally viable, economically robust, and socially just and equitable, and one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the resources for future generations. Sustainability presumes that resources are finite, and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long-term priorities and consequences of the way in which resources are used. Superior sustainable practices simultaneously consider ecology, economy, social equity and aesthetic elegance.

Sustainability in Planning

With guidelines and goals in the areas of Sustainable Transportation, Climate Protection Practices, Sustainable Operations and Maintenance, Waste Reduction and Recycling, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, Sustainable Foodservice, Clean Energy, and Green Building, UC's Policy on Sustainable Practices is one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching institutional sustainability commitments in the nation. Physical Planning participates in the planning and design of UCSD development projects and promotes the long term sustainability of the campus' natural resources.

Sustainability at UCSD: "A Living Laboratory"

UCOP Policy on Sustainable Practices

Campus LEED Projects Status Map


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Environmental Document Review

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