Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 18, 2011
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University of California, San Diego
Tier2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kristin Hansen
Sustainability Analyst
Auxiliary & Plant Services
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the event(s):

On the Sustainability Solutions Institutes website, there is a section detailing all short-term sustainability events on campus at UC San Diego. This events section details presentations, seminars, and forums. The topics range from global water initiatives to environmental policy and business. Also, Net Impact at UC San Diego has a portion of their website dedicated to sustainability projects and events ranging from UC San Diego's sustainability walk to Rady School of Management’s solar PV project. Lastly, Green Campus also provides a calendar and newsletter section on their website detailing upcoming sustainability events and ways to get involved ranging from news about campus energy assessments to news about green majors, courses, and internships on campus. Further, in February 2010, UC San Diego sponsored a Greenovation Form. According to their website Greenovation Forum: Nature and Sustainability, presented research and commercial activities based on nature’s lessons. Ranging from pharmaceuticals derived from marine organisms to nature-inspired energy saving technology for storing biological samples without freezers, speakers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the San Diego Zoological Society, and Biomatrica will describe their research, their commercial impact, and the innovative partnerships between San Diego’s non-profit organizations and industry that are helping create a more sustainable future and support our region as a world leader in clean tech innovation. Additionally, UC San Diego sponsored Water Awareness Month in November 2009. According to the event's website, November was dedicated to addressing and combating our problem of wasting and polluting water, fostering the social and environmental benefits of clean, safe and efficient water systems. The goal was to spread awareness, unify existing efforts and accelerate the growth of new ones by working together on campus water issues through the screening of films and water conservation challenges. Lastly, there are also more long-term sustainability events at UC San Diego. The Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography houses an exhibit exploring global warming entitled "Feeling The Heat." According to their website, Feeling The Heat is an award-winning exhibit presenting the science of global climate change, backed by a half century of groundbreaking research from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.


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