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
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 David Woodruff
Director of Sustainability Solutions Institute
Sustainability Solutions Institute
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:
UC San Diego has adopted a definition of sustainability that is outlined in the UC San Diego Principles of Sustainability. According to the Principles of Sustainability listed on the Sustainability 2.0 website, UC San Diego generally defines sustainability as taking from the Earth only what it can provide indefinitely, thus leaving future generations no less than we have access to ourselves. US San Diego acknowledges that sustainability should be a foundational value of all campus operations, including curriculum. According to the Principles of Sustainability, UC San Diego is committed to encouraging the incorporation of sustainability concepts in all academic disciplines and across all levels of education and campus operations. Although these principles stress the importance of sustainability in academics, the Advisory Committee on Sustainability is currently working to establish a formal curriculum-explicit definition of sustainability.

Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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