UC Davis Ranked No.2 in America’s Greenest Colleges and Universities

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Published: Fri, 08/14/2015

So cool, so green! That’s what Sierra magazine says about the University of California, Davis — ranked No. 2 in the magazine’s 2015 “Cool Schools” report, released on Aug. 11.

This makes four out of the past five years that UC Davis has been among the top five in the environmental magazine’s evaluation of sustainability efforts at U.S. colleges and universities. UC Davis was the No. 1 “Cool School” in 2012.

“We are happy for this recognition, and so proud of all the staff, faculty and students who make it happen year after year after year,” Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said. “The UC Davis community is not only dedicated to sustainability on our campus, but all around California, our nation and the world.”

Energy is one of the seven categories by which campuses are compared. By working towards the reduction of lighting energy use at UC Davis through efforts such as the Smart Lighting Initiative, CLTC contributes significantly to energy-related goals. 

Read “American’s Greenest Universities: The Top 10” at Sierra Club.

Read the full announcement from UC Davis.