OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR –
April 2, 2018
John Muir, Charles David Keeling and Dolores Huerta. These changemakers have done pioneering work in conservation, climate change research, and environmental justice, and they are some of the individuals UC San Diego will celebrate for Earth Month in 2018. This year’s theme -- Turning Passion into Action: Celebrating Sustainability Changemakers -- will be woven into events designed to educate and engage the campus and surrounding community. This is the third year UC San Diego’s activities around Earth Day have been extended to a month-long series of events, which include:
-The Inter-Sustainability Council’s Third Annual Green Talks Symposium
There will also be presentations held throughout the month, such as “Do-it-Yourself” activities hosted by the Library Sustainability Committee, college-hosted events aimed to educate on reducing waste and incorporating conservation practices into daily life, and the annual Earth Day Sustainability Fair in Price Center Plaza that will take place on April 26. To view the full calendar of events, visit http://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 a UC San Diego Earth Month 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 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 http://sustain.ucsd.edu.