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What's the Essence of Sustainability at UC Merced?

May 1, 2019

Dear Campus Community:

It’s an exciting time to be at UC Merced. Everywhere you look, history is being made and you have a front-row seat. The Merced 2020 Project is just one example of our history in the making. In Fall 2020, our campus will have installed 13 new buildings over a four-year period, and YOU will have watched it all develop.

Today, we invite you to take your place in history. When Lab 2A opens this fall, it will become a hub for UC Merced’s sustainability initiatives. Along with the academic quad and adjacent buildings, Lab 2A will house teaching, research and administrative units focused on building a sustainable future at UC Merced, in the region, in the state — and beyond. We would like to invite you to join us in capturing the essence of sustainability at UC Merced by suggesting a quote or phrase that you feel conveys the hope we have here for sustainable living, learning and research at UC Merced. Whether the words of someone famous or words you’ve created on your own, we want to hear from you.

Please submit your suggestions online by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 12. Every member of the campus community — students, faculty members and staff — is encouraged to share the words they think will stand the test of time. Each user can suggest two options in a single submission. The form only allows one submission per user. The final selection will be placed on the wall of the Lab 2A lobby, featured on the Office of Sustainability website  and used in promotional efforts.

Our committees will work together to choose from among the submitted suggestions. We appreciate your participation in communicating the importance of sustainability at UC Merced for years to come.


Faculty Advisory Committee on Sustainability

Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability

Associated Students of UC Merced