UC Davis named “greenest” university

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.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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