UC Merced Sustainability

UC Merced Sustainability

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In honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, we have partnered with Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program, UC Merced Sustainability, and UCM Basic Needs to host a Sock 🧦 and Coat 🧥 Drive to help keep our community warm 💛 If you would like to donate, please place any donations in the specially marked bins at 936 W 18th St. Merced. For more information, please contact Erin Meyer at (209) 205-8102 or by email at [email protected].
Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week begins TODAY! In honor of this week, UC Merced Sustainability and Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program will be hosting a panel to discuss the jaw-dropping documentary, They Say It Can’t Be Done. Make sure to tune in this Friday, Nov 20th @ 4PM! 💻✨
Last Call! Submit your 3-pages pre-proposal by November 20th at 1 PM to qualify your early-stage, social impact idea/venture!
https://bigideascontest.org/
The 2020-2021 Big Ideas innovation competition has kicked-off!
https://bigideascontest.org/
HSRI is proud to announce we have been certified a Platinum level Green Office by UC Merced Sustainability! See a sample assessment and find out more about how your campus office or department can conserve resources here: https://sustainability.ucmerced.edu/get-involved/faculty-and-staff/green-offices-program
Our student housing project at UC Merced just received its LEED Platinum certification. Congratulations to the entire team!

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) UC Merced Sustainability
Big shoutout to UC Merced Sustainability for donating a new refrigerator to the Bobcat Pantry!
We are now able to store and distribute more fresh food to our students.

Thank you for your continuous support in our efforts to reduce food insecurity at UC Merced!
Greetings from the California Student Sustainability Coalition! We are working towards building a just and sustainable future, and are looking for members who share a similar passion. Would you be willing to share the following information with your organization?

The California Student Sustainability Coalition is the largest student and alumnx run environmental non-profit in the state. We are fighting to shift popular support away from the fossil fuel industry, and pressuring decision makers to act on the urgency of the climate crisis through direct action campaigning. Our latest campaign focuses on bringing 100% renewable energy to California's college campuses.

Anyone in California can join: students, alumnx, and the public.

If you are interested in joining, or partnering with us on our latest campaign, please visit us at sustainabilitycoalition.org

Cheers!
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UC Merced is a living laboratory, piloting sustainable strategies for growing communities. Founded on a commitment to sustainability, UC Merced is leveraging its teaching, research, and campus to create a blueprint for a sustainable future.

Operating as usual

12/07/2022

Come and join us for a Ask Me Anything Event Featuring Jillian Buckholz on Thursday January at 3 PM. Register using the QR code below or if you can’t attend the event and would like to ask a question email your question to [email protected]

12/02/2022

Come and join us for a Ask Me Anything Event Featuring Sapna Thottathil on Monday December 5th at 2 PM. Register using the link or QR code below! If you can’t attend the event and would like to ask a question email your question to [email protected]

10/26/2022

Come and join us for a Ask Me Anything Event Featuring Ciara Williams on Monday, November 7th, at 2 PM. Register using the QR code or link below. If you can’t attend the event and would like to ask a question, email your question to [email protected]

09/22/2022

Hey Bobcats! Here’s an amazing community service opportunity on campus! If you have any questions or are interested, contact our Zero Waste Coordinator Allajah Wheatley at [email protected]!

Photos from UC Merced Sustainability's post 08/01/2022

Check out Second Nature’s News Letter Page called “The Implementer” and take a look at who is writing on Generational Climate!

More Info at bit.ly/3JnDXyC

07/25/2022

Learn more about the Alianza MX Climate Ambassador Initiative at sustainability.ucmerced.edu or by clicking the link below!

https://bit.ly/3ot0q3D

06/01/2022

🚨THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY HAS STARTED A NEWSLETTER 🚨

Complete the form at https://bit.ly/ucmnewsletter or email [email protected] to receive an invite to our Google group and stay up to date with Sustainability news at UC Merced!

05/27/2022

Join the University of California, Merced on Monday, 6/6 at 2 PM PDT for an AMA with Caroline Cotto!

05/26/2022

Please join the University of California, Merced for a discussion with Yoav Potash about the film "Food Stamped" tomorrow Friday 5/27, at 3 pm PDT!

Senate Confirms Berhe as Federal Office of Science Director | Newsroom 05/10/2022

Senate Confirms Berhe as Federal Office of Science Director | Newsroom

“It is an incredible honor for me to be nominated, and now confirmed by the U.S. Senate, to serve as President Biden's director of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy,”… “I thank the president and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, for trusting me to help lead the next chapter in the great scientific success story of the Office of Science.” - UC Merced Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

Senate Confirms Berhe as Federal Office of Science Director | Newsroom The U.S. Senate today confirmed UC Merced Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to be the new director of the Office of Science in the federal Department of Energy. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the lead federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for energy, and the natio...

04/28/2022

Tuesday at the Mainzer!

The Mainzer is hoster quarterly speaker series that highlights food, culture, and art of the San Joaquin Valley!

The next event will be on May 3rd at 6 PM, join them for "Hello, I'm Ugly" featuring Ben Moore, founder of the Ugly Company.

04/27/2022

Thursday, April 28th!

ASUCM Office of Sustainability will be hosting its last event this Thursday, April 28th. The event will begin at 6:30 PM and there will be free pizza and aguas frescas provided! Join us in viewing Dr. Suess' The Lorxas. You are encouraged to bring any hydro flasks or klean kanteens to take home any extra auguas there may be!

04/20/2022

Join us on Saturday, April 30th for Energize Merced!

Keynote from faculty:

"The Solar Energy Association (SEA) and the Faculty Advisory Committee on Sustainability (FACS) are jointly organizing “Energize Merced” - Saturday, April 30, as part of the Earth Month activities. SEA seeks to Energize UC Merced students by providing an engaging, educational event including internationally known speakers in addition to UC Merced speakers. In partnership with SEA, FACS seeks to increase collaboration on sustainability-related research within UC Merced. To support both of these goals, we are inviting you to listen to presentations, present and view posters, get a free lunch, and start a new collaboration!"

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3K0grXg

If you would like to provide a poster please also fill out this form: https://bit.ly/37rDSLW

04/20/2022

Please join us in celebration of Earth Day tomorrow! We will be tabling in front of the Pavilion Lawn from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. There will be a variety of activities and tables to see from many campus organizations.

Photos from UC Merced Sustainability's post 04/19/2022

If you haven’t already, please check out some of the great events our community is hosting for Earth Month!

This week we have:

- Seed Bomb Distribution on 4/20 for those that were at the “Make Seed Bombs” event on 4/18

- Build Your Own Terrarium 4/21 from 10 AM - 1:00 PM

And even more to come next week!

04/19/2022

Join us in supporting the UC-wide effort for a UC Green New Deal! We will be meeting in front of KL at 12:00 PM!

For more information, visit the QR codes provided below!

04/08/2022

Please join the University of California, Merced on Monday, 5/2 at 2 PM PDT for an AMA with Ali Carter!

Register at: https://bit.ly/AMAAli (Link is case sensitive)

Photos from UC Merced Sustainability's post 04/06/2022

Sustainability Tour this Thursday, April 7th!

The Office of Sustainability and ASUCM Commission of Sustainability will be hosting Sustainable Tours this Thursday, April 7th. The tours will begin at 11 AM and end at 1:00 PM.

Attendees will have the option to pick between two tours:

• Sustainable Features Tour - Learn about the drought-tolerant flora, the campus' zero-waste corporation yard, solar green building features and carports, and the Central Plant!
• Sustainable Food Tour - Get a tour around the garden, and see the different resources offered to campus from the Bobcat Pantry and Basic Needs Office!

You may register to attend either of the tours at 11 AM or 12 PM, but please specify which tour you will be attending when you submit your form!

RSVP by scanning the QR code or at this link: https://bit.ly/EM_asucmcos_sustainability-tours

ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE AN EARTH MONTH SHIRT AFTER COMPLETING A TOUR

For any questions, please send a message or email to [email protected] or [email protected].

04/04/2022

Good Afternoon Bobcats!

The Office of Sustainability would like to invite you to participate in this year's Earth Month events! The Commission of Sustainability, the Office of Sustainability and the campus community as a whole have worked diligently to provide this for our community, and we hope that you will join us as we ! You will have the opportunity to get some sustainability-themed items, including this year's Earth Month shirt!

Below are the links for events underlined on the calendar!

April 7th, Sustainability Tour: https://bit.ly/EM_asucmcos_sustainability-tours

April 14th, Sustainable Movie Night: WALL-E: https://bit.ly/EM_asucmcos_walle

April 20th, Earth Day Celebration: https://bit.ly/EM_celebration_RSVP

April 28th, Sustainable Movie Night: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: https://bit.ly/EM_asucmcos_lorax

If you have any questions or would like to add your sustainable event to our calendar, please reach out to our Commissioner at [email protected]!

03/28/2022

In honor of Earth Month, please join the University of California, Merced for a panel discussion about climate activism on Friday, 4/29 at 3 pm PDT.

Register here: https://bit.ly/climateactivismpanel

03/23/2022

Book signing event and reading with the author!

Amy Wu, Award-winning writer for the women's ag and agtech movement will be on campus, at the UC Merced Conference Center on April 12th from 4:00-5:30 PM.

03/15/2022

In honor of Earth Month, please join the University of California, Merced for our next Ask Me Anything on 4/4 at 2 pm PST.

Register at https://bit.ly/AMAEarthMonth (Note- Link is case sensitive)

03/04/2022

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, please join the University of California, Merced on Monday, 3/7 at 2 PM PST for an AMA with Dr. Pamela Koch!

02/25/2022

In honor of National Nutrition Month, please join the University of California, Merced for a panel discussion about sustainable food from farm to fork on Friday, 3/18 at 3 pm PST.

Register for the virtual event here: https://bit.ly/farm2fork2022
(Note- link is case sensitive)

02/24/2022

How do YOU want to learn about UC Merced's sustainability story?

Take our quick survey at https://bit.ly/UCMsurvey

01/28/2022

In honor of No Fast Fashion February, please join the University of California, Merced for a panel discussion about sustainable fashion on Friday, 2/25 at 3 pm PST.

The event is free and open to the public.
Register here: https://bit.ly/sustainablefashionpanel

01/21/2022

In honor of No Fast Fashion February, please join the University of California, Merced on Monday, 2/7 at 2 PM PST for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Jackie Rodríguez!

Register: https://bit.ly/amajackie

01/01/2022

Happy New Year's Eve! In light of the new year, we'd like to share some wonderful accomplishments we've been able to reach within our community. Thank you to Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program and many more who took part to make this possible.

12/21/2021

This Spring! Professor Colleen Naughton will be teaching ES 292 Sustainable Development Engineering with Communities. It will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM in Glacier 140.

• Transdisciplinary course
• Community Based Participatory Research and Projects
• Science Policy
• Project mgt. and construction
• Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
• Indoor Air
• Resource recovery and more

Register today! For more information contact: [email protected]

Photos from UC Merced Sustainability's post 12/21/2021

Do good with Chipotle!

JANUARY 8TH there will be a Chipotle fundraiser for the People’s Fridge from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ORDER ONLINE FOR PICKUP USING CODE 7Q9YLED
OR SHOW THIS FLYER IN RESTAURANT

Add to Google Calendar: https://bit.ly/3q7jggY

12/11/2021

Please join the UC Center for Climate, Health, and Equity, in collaboration with Physicians for Social Responsibility and the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions, for a panel discussion on the health harms of oil and gas extraction. Living near oil and gas development is harmful for health – and is associated with multiple health risks, ranging from poor maternal and child health outcomes to respiratory health impacts.



Hear from experts Lara Cushing, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, David Gonzalez, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley, and Martha Dina Argüello, the Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles, about the health impacts of oil and gas development and the recent policy discussions underway in California regarding the state’s oil and gas infrastructure.



Register here! https://ucsf.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ldu-hrTgrGdbLRJsQKq1VlhxYgrytRLCX

11/19/2021

Tomorrow!

In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, please join the University of California, Merced for a discussion with Seth Hancock, director/producer of the film, "Leftovers" on Friday, November 19th at 3 pm PST.

About the Film: "The documentary Leftovers is about a journey across the country to understand why senior citizens are the fastest growing group of people going hungry in America. This journey will change your thinking about aging."

From the Director/Producer: "When I was asked to make it, I initially turned down the opportunity because I didn’t think it was sexy at all. But, those very reasons are why I decided to make the film and the journey was, and still is, eye-opening and life changing. You don’t think something like this can happen to you but it’s a distinct possibility and as the socioeconomic chasm between the 'haves and the have nots' widens this is more and more a real possibility for the future. Many seniors are experiencing that now."

The film can be viewed at https://bit.ly/leftoversfilm and on Amazon.

The event is free and open to the public.

Register for the free, virtual event here: https://bit.ly/leftoverstalk
(Note- link is case sensitive)

11/18/2021

Join us this Friday at 9:00 AM to make your own herb kit, perfect for your Thanksgiving meals!

Please email
[email protected]
or [email protected]
for any questions!

11/13/2021

In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, please join the University of California, Merced for an interactive workshop with James Wasilewski from HaHa to Aha where "Laughter Leads to Discovery" on Monday, 11/15 at 3 pm PST.

About the Interactive Workshop: Connect and understand others, especially those facing food and housing insecurity, through humor, play and joy in this interactive session. Join to better understand and be aware of the how and why of others.
About James: James is a motivational keynote speaker, a facilitator, a comedian and the founder of HaHa to Aha which offers personal development trainings and workshops. HaHa to Aha promotes learning through thoughtfulness, openness and laughter.

The event is free and open to the public.

Register here: https://bit.ly/HaHa2021 (Note- Link is case sensitive.)

11/11/2021

In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, please join the University of California, Merced for a discussion with Katie Stagliano from the film, "The Starfish Throwers" on Tuesday, November 16th at 3 pm PST.

About the Film: "Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger.

This documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and see their impact ripple further than their individual actions."

The film can be viewed at https://bit.ly/starfishthrowersfilm.

The event is free and open to the public.
Register here: https://bit.ly/starfishthrowerszoom
(Link is case sensitive).

11/06/2021

NEWS 📰: State Natural Resources Secretary Visits UC Merced for Campus Research Discussion

“The programs that are happening at UC Merced are remarkable. What a lot of Californians do not know is that the state uses a lot of the research that comes from this institution,” said Crowfoot.

Read the entire article here! https://bit.ly/31DToAX

10/26/2021

In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, please join the University of California, Merced for a discussion with Seth Hancock, director/producer of the film, "Leftovers" on Friday, November 19th at 3 pm PST.

About the Film: "The documentary Leftovers is about a journey across the country to understand why senior citizens are the fastest growing group of people going hungry in America. This journey will change your thinking about aging."

From the Director/Producer: "When I was asked to make it, I initially turned down the opportunity because I didn’t think it was sexy at all. But, those very reasons are why I decided to make the film and the journey was, and still is, eye-opening and life changing. You don’t think something like this can happen to you but it’s a distinct possibility and as the socioeconomic chasm between the 'haves and the have nots' widens this is more and more a real possibility for the future. Many seniors are experiencing that now."

The film can be viewed at https://bit.ly/leftoversfilm and on Amazon.

The event is free and open to the public.

Register for the free, virtual event here: https://bit.ly/leftoverstalk
(Note- link is case sensitive)

10/06/2021

' “It’s an honor to be recognized by the EPA for our efforts on behalf of the UC community and California,” said David Phillips, UC’s associate vice president for Capital Programs, Energy & Sustainability. “With so much at stake for our planet, the future of energy is indeed green and the University is committed to continuing to help lead the way there.” '

Read Full Article Here: https://bit.ly/3DgZnJl

09/29/2021

Our very own Dr. Tracey Osborne, Director of UC Center for Climate Justice, Associate Professor, and UC Presidential Endowed Chair will be a keynote speaker at the Global Conference on Sustainability In Higher Education. Register today!

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2YagRIA

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