OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR –
April 1, 2016
Beginning today, UC San Diego will join communities around the world in celebrating Earth Month. This is an opportunity for our campus to celebrate our achievements in environmental sustainability and demonstrate our commitment to making our planet healthier for future generations. This is the first year that UC San Diego’s activities around Earth Day have been extended to a month-long series of events.
The Earth Month series of events, planned by our dedicated students and staff, includes a campus garden tour, vermicomposting bin workshop, campus cleanup, tree planting, annual I-House Trashion Show, City of San Diego climate action plan presentation, as well as various presentations by faculty, movie screenings, and sustainability and life science fairs. To view the full calendar of events, visit sustain.ucsd.edu. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
In order to allow employees the opportunity to participate in an Earth Month activity, one hour of administrative leave with pay has been approved. All managers and supervisors are asked to allow employees to attend, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.
Sustainability is an integral part of UC San Diego’s education, research and campus operations. To learn more about our ongoing efforts, visit sustain.ucsd.edu.