Editor’s note: Congratulations to our region’s closest UC campus! A neat honor to go along with its well-respected professors, ranging from Gary Snyder to Cruz Reynoso, and successful alumni such as Tim Mondavi and Tani Cantil-Sakauye.
“The University of California, Davis, is the greenest university in the world, as declared today (Dec. 29) by the seventh annual GreenMetric ranking from the University of Indonesia,” it announced this week
“UC Davis held the third position in last year’s UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, and emerged No. 1 in the 2016 assessment of 516 colleges and universities in 74 countries for environmentally friendly campus operations and policies, and research and education on sustainability.
“’This ranking not only reaffirms our standing as a global leader in sustainability but also demonstrates our continuing commitment,’ Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter said. ‘All the credit goes to our staff, faculty and students for being so dedicated to this cause.’
“In another year-end environmental achievement, UC Davis earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest LEED rating for the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. It is the ninth UC Davis project to be platinum-certified in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).”
“UC Davis is also a top-10 ‘Cool School’ in Sierra magazine’s ranking of America’s greenest colleges and universities. In fact, UC Davis has been in the ‘Cool School’ top 10 for five out of the last six years.”
The rest of the article is here.