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Sustainable Operations

December 3, 2020

After a lengthy and rigorous review by independent auditors, UC Merced can proudly announce it is the first public research university in the country to achieve carbon neutrality, two years ahead of its goal. “UC Merced has been on the cutting edge of sustainability in higher education...
UC Merced’s national reputation for sustainability continues to grow, with the Sierra Club naming the university No. 5 on its 2020 “Cool Schools” list and The Princeton Review placing it on its Green College Honor Roll. Sierra...
UC Merced is the only campus to win three best practice awards in the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference ’s 2020 energy and sustainability competition. The annual conference, to be held virtually July 6-10, highlights...
UC Merced has been named one of the best schools for environmental sustainability and quality of campus life, placing 20th on The Princeton Review’s list of top 50 “green colleges.” Nearly 700 schools with strong commitments to green...
One of UC Merced’s core values is sustainability and that extends to food waste. Since its inception last year, the Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program has saved more than 1 million pounds of food. The partnership between UC...
UC Merced has been recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) as having the most sustainable buildings in higher education throughout the world. The university took the top spot among 339 campuses...
UC Merced has risen 61 spots in the overall U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings in the past two years.
The fastest-growing public research university in the nation is the fastest-rising university in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings. The University of California Merced, jumped 32 spots in the ranking of National Universities...
UC Merced jumped 44 spots from its previous high on the Sierra Club's "Cool Schools" list and is ranked No. 6 in the nation for 2019.
UC Merced has made its way into another top 10 in national rankings, this time jumping up to No. 6 in the Sierra Club’s 2019 “Cool Schools” list. The university jumped 44 spots from its previous high, No. 50 in 2017. This is...
As UC Merced’s mission of food rescue continues to expand in the community, a new program will make sure food isn’t wasted on campus as well. The No Food Left Behind initiative aims to reduce food insecurity and waste on campus by...
Outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project.
Two simple words, “Leland Legacy,” captured the significance of Wednesday’s opening event for the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project, an event that doubled as a goodbye and thank you to outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland. The...

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