March 17, 2011


SUBJECT:    Green Open House

OVER 5,000 EXPECTED FOR UC SAN DIEGO'S FIRST "GREEN" OPEN HOUSE UC San Diego's first-ever "Green" Open House takes place Saturday, April 16, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This special event gives us a unique opportunity to invite the entire San Diego community to our campus, as well as our own faculty, staff, students, and their families to see our top-quality educational opportunities, groundbreaking translational research, and our numerous initiatives that are creating a cleaner and greener future for us all. Visitors will be able to explore our campus, learn about what we do and sample a wide array of activities and programs, with a special emphasis on sustainability and being "green."

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? SHOWCASE YOUR DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM This is a great opportunity for your department, program, or college to share with the community. Visit to sign up today!

Suggestions on how to participate:

* Present programs you want the community to know more about - even if they aren't related to sustainability!
* Do something fun that ties into our "green" theme.
* Create an interactive experience for visitors.

Do you have another idea? We encourage creativity!

The deadline to sign up for a booth is quickly approaching. Departments need to register online at by March 22 at 4:30 p.m. in order to have a booth for you and for your information to be included in the e-program. Once you complete the information, the planning committee will coordinate all the logistics for you.

As you would expect, putting on an event of this size requires a large number of people and we are hoping you will consider volunteering to assist. All Event Crew Volunteers receive a keepsake themed T-shirt, a catered lunch on the day of the event, and countless opportunities to meet new people--simply by participating in the "feel good" event of the spring. Sign up online at today. We'll even send praise of your participation to your supervisor or department head.

* Greet campus guests.
* Help lost & found children find their parents.
* Give out complimentary water bottles to keep guests hydrated & happy.
* Hand out venue maps & provide guidance to various locations & activities.
* Help people find their cars at the end of the event.

There will be an information session for anyone interested in volunteering.

COME ENJOY THE DAY AND INVITE A NEIGHBOR Please join us as we invite the campus community, as well as our San Diego friends and neighbors, to explore the campus, celebrate its achievements as a great academic institution, and discover our possibilities. Go to for more event information and details. We look forward to teaming up with you to share everything UC San Diego has to offer our community.

Michelle Corcoran
Mark Cunningham
Green Open House 2011 Planning Committee