OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR –
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
April 15, 2014
From April 21 to April 25, our campus community will join people around the world in celebrating Earth Week. At UC San Diego, this is an opportunity for us to both celebrate our achievements in environmental sustainability and demonstrate our commitment to protecting and preserving our planet.
This year’s theme for the week of events, “Connecting the Drops,” helps illustrate the campus’s water-saving strategies and the need for individuals to conserve water as California faces a severe drought. Events across campus—many of them led by student organizations—will engage students, staff, faculty and local community members in fun and educational activities designed to raise awareness about recycling, sustainability, water conservation and more. To view a complete schedule of activities, visit http://earthweek.ucsd.edu.
Sustainability is an integral part of UC San Diego’s education, research and campus operations. Since our founding more than half a century ago, we have built upon that visionary legacy to become a living laboratory of sustainable solutions that benefit UC San Diego as well as our local and global community.
In order to allow employees the opportunity to participate in an Earth Week activity, one hour of administrative leave with pay has been approved. All managers and supervisors are encouraged to allow employees to attend, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties.