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UC Irvine’s Transition from a Bio-Diesel to Electric Transit Fleet

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is the first college campus in the nation to transition to a fully-electric bus fleet. The student-funded and student-operated Anteater Express campus shuttle service ...


The Green Initiative Fund

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

Established in 2009, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is a student leddoc fee referendum designed to empower undergraduate students with the financial resources to fund projects regarding the main aspects ...


Earth System Science (PhD)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The new and dynamic graduate curriculum is aimed to better prepare and train new research scientists in the field of Earth system science. The goal of the program is to ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Conservation and Restoration Sciences (MS)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

he Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science (MCRS) is a professional degree program designed to provide the graduate with the skills and knowledge base necessary to hold leadership and management ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) professional degree program prepares students for future success in urban and regional planning and related career fields. We provide a rigorous academic ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Environmental Science and Policy (BA)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Environmental Science and Policy major provides students with a solid foundation to recognize the impacts of human activities on the environment, and in turn, the impacts of environmental change ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Earth and Atmospheric Science Minor

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The science of the Earth as a system has implications for many fields of study. Students interested in understanding how the Earth’s systems work can earn a bachelor’s ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Civic and Community Engagement Minor

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The minor in Civic and Community Engagement is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to engage as citizens and active community members in ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Earth System Science (BS)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Earth System Science (B.S.) program provides students with a fundamental understanding of the oceanographic, atmospheric, and terrestrial sciences. This program of study prepares students for careers in science ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Urban Studies Minor

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Urban Studies minor offered by the Department of Urban Planning and Policy prepares students to:

o Clean the air o Build affordable housing o Reduce traffic congestion o Make ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Urban Studies (BA)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Urban Studies major is an interdisciplinary program for students who want to learn how to foster more equitable, inclusive, sustainable and livable cities. It integrates theories, analytical tools, and ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Environmental Science (BA)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Environmental Science (B.A.) degree program prepares students interested in environmental problem solving by linking an understanding of natural science with socioeconomic factors and public policy. The curriculum combines ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Integrating environmental sustainability in undergraduate mechanical engineering courses using guided discovery instruction

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Aarhus University

In this paper we discuss a guided discovery instruction approach for integrating environmental sustainability in undergraduate mechanical engineering courses. To validate the proposed approach, we conducted two studies with students ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Climate Memes: Undergraduates Making Climate Data Go Viral

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

On Earth Day 2017, Climatepedia boothed in Pershing Square at the March for Science-Los Angeles. Students from the University of California, Irvine branch of the organization displayed their signs at ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Empowering Student Leaders to Create a Zero Waste Food Court

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

In order to divert 95% of solid waste from the landfill, UCI Hospitality & Dining (HDS) and Aramark collaborate with Social Ecology Field Study interns, Campus as a Living Lab ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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UC Irvine Pump2Plug Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

University of California, Irvine’s Pump2Plug program facilitates the adoption of zero emission vehicles in Southern California by encouraging faculty and staff commuters to convert from fossil fuel vehicles to ...


UC Irvine Pump2Plug Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

University of California, Irvine’s Pump2Plug program facilitates the adoption of zero emission vehicles in Southern California by encouraging faculty and staff commuters to convert from fossil fuel vehicles to ...


University of California Irvine's PUMP2PLUG Electric Vehicle Adoption Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The UCI Pump2Plug Electric Vehicle (EV) Adoption Program is widely recognized as the first university incentive program for EV adoption through the replacement of gas-powered vehicles with electric vehicles. With ...


UCI Bus Love: UC Irvine’s Transition from a Bio-Diesel to Electric Transit Fleet

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is the first college campus in the nation to transition over to a fully-electric bus fleet. The student-funded-and-operated Anteater Express campus shuttle service has ...


Climatepedia: A Climate Action Network for the Nation

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

Climatepedia was founded by undergraduate students in 2011 by UCLA students. It is now an emerging 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with chapters at UC Irvine, UCLA, and Yale University ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Compost and Collaboration: Reaching Zero Waste at UCI in Dining Commons and Residence Halls

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

The University of California system and UC Irvine have committed to reaching Zero Waste, or 95% diversion from landfill by 2020. In 2016, UCI reached 83% diversion, the highest rate ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Corporate social responsibility as a source of employee satisfaction

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Corporate social responsibility has received an increasing amount of attention from practitioners and scholars alike in recent years. However, very little is known about whether or how corporate social responsibility ...


UCI celebrates Bike Month

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

University of California, Irvine's Pump2Plug Electric Vehicle Adoption Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The UCI Pump2Plug Electric Vehicle (EV) Adoption Program is widely recognized as the first university incentive programs for EV adoption through the replacement of gas-powered vehicles with electric vehicles. With ...


3.2 MW Canopy Parking Arrays

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • NextEra Energy Resources (FL)
  • SolarWorld (CA)

UC Irvine installed more than 11,700 solar panels that generate up to 3.2 megawatts of power, the amount needed to meet the electrical needs of 1,800 homes ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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109 kW Ground Mount: Anteater Recreation Center; a 48-kilowatt photovoltaic array atop the Anteater Parking Structure

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

UC Irvine has a 109-kilowatt, ground-mounted concentrated photovoltaic array near the Anteater Recreation Center.

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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48 kW Rooftop Array: Anteater Parking Structure

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

UC Irvine has a 48-kilowatt photovoltaic array atop the Anteater Parking Structure.

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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Transformational Sustainability Leadership: Accelerating the shift to life-sustaining and just societies

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • SERES (Sacatepequez)

Over the last few years the Sustainability Initiative at the University of California, Irvine and the nonprofit SERES have collaborated to offer students an introductory and advanced level training in ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Prioritizing Co-curricular and Curricular Strategies to Create Sustainability Literate Graduates - and how to Measure Success

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Purdue University (IN)

What are the most effective strategies and programs for creating sustainability literate graduates who are ready to go beyond the campus? What do we mean by effective-and how do we ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Unifying Campus Efforts in Pursuit of Green Restaurant Certification at UC Irvine's East Food Court

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

UC Irvine's East Food Court became a Certified Green Restaurant on November 5, 2015 and upgraded its certification from 2-Star to 3-Star on April 22, 2016 through significant interdepartmental ...


UC Irvine Styrofoam Recycling Pilot Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

As UC Irvine strives to become a Zero Waste campus by 2020, the Facilities Management Sustainability Team of student workers has become more innovative in the ways to divert materials ...


Institutional Performance Energy Optimization: How a Management Model and Skilled Workforce Embed Efficiency

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • ICF International (VA)
  • United States Department of Energy (DC)

University of California, Irvine has achieved 23% energy savings over 5 years, the 20% goal of U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge, 7 years early. The Smart ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Global Campus: Linking Student Educational Experiences to Global Realities

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • SERES (Sacatepequez)

Presentation highlights the collaboration between the University of California, Irvine and SERES, a Central American NGO working on youth sustainability leadership. Their joint effort - manifested through the Global Sustainability Resource ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability 3.0 - Navigating the New Economic Frontier in Higher Education

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Purdue University (IN)

Like many organizations, higher education is going through a time of transformation. We are called to action to respond to competing demands, funding pressures, risk mitigation and governance, all while ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Evolution of Zero Waste in a Retail Food Court

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

The objective of UC Irvine’s Zero Waste Food Court Pilot Program is to expand practices from campus residential dining locations to Phoenix Food Court as a model for additional ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Captains - Student Leadership in Dining Services

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

The Green Captain Program promotes student education and development and food waste reduction in Higher Education dining locations. The program empowers student employees and managers from each of the campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Strategic Mobility Plan for Campus Sustainability in Transportation

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

To encourage the campus commuting population, a three-pronged Strategic Mobility Plan was created to increase ridesharing and on-campus walking and biking through education, facility improvements, and program development. The plan ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Key Ingredients for Institutional Success in Implementing Climate Change Solutions

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The goal of achieving carbon-neutrality within institutions of higher learning is clear and measurable. In accordance with ACUPCC guidelines, climate action plans describe priorities, milestones, and the scale of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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ZotWheels - UC Irvine's Automated Bikeshare Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

ZotWheels bikeshare is the first automated bikeshare program in California and only the second at a university in the United States. ZotWheels was designed and implemented by Parking and Transportation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Cultivating a Culture of Sustainability on Campus

  • Haywood Community College (NC)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • Second Nature (MA)

Roundtable speakers will: 1) outline their thoughts on fostering the cultural changes that are imperative in successfully engendering deep sustainability in the higher education context; and 2) present replicable, practical ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Keeping Track of Progress Towards Sustainability at UC Irvine

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

Involving students and faculty in the process of campus greening is essential. At UC Irvine, the sustainability report written last year is being updated to reflect new developments. The UCI ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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BS Environmental Engineering

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

Environmental Engineering involves designing environmental protection or remediation strategies for multiple resources-water, air, and soil, often with combinations of physical chemical, and biological treatment methods in the context of a ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Environmental Engineering

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Environmental Engineering graduate concentration at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering leads to an MS degree or PhD degree in Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering. Within the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Environmental Engineering graduate concentration at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering leads to an MS degree or PhD degree in Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering. Within the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability teaches students about the changes that need to be made in order for the human population to live in a sustainable relationship with the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Cool Campuses?! The National Movement for Campus Climate Action Deserves High Grades But a Greater Effort is Needed to Address the Growing Climate Crisis

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (NY)
  • Ball State University (IN)

Who will lead this energy revolution? One hopeful possibility is higher education. As one example, many institutions of higher education are already involved through the American College & University Presidents ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Green Captain Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

The Green Captain Program allows UCI Hospitality & Dining student employees who are passionate about sustainability to design and implement practices to reduce environmental impacts (e.g. carbon footprint, water ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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UCI Zero Waste Food Court Pilot Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The University of California, Irvine launched a pilot program for post-consumer waste diversion in retail dining in 2013. The program achieved Zero Waste under the University of California Office of ...

  • Posted March 28, 2014
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895 kW Rooftop Arrays (Multiple)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • SunEdison

UC Irvine has rooftop arrays on a dozen campus buildings that collectively produce 895 kilowatts of energy.

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2011
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Safely Achievable Reductions in Exhaust Fan Energy for Laboratory Buildings at UC Irvine

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

Generally accepted engineering practices use 3500 fpm flow rates for laboratory exhaust stack design. Due to the variable nature of exhaust flow from laboratories, and the need for constant air ...