Chair of systemwide faculty governance calls for the UC to change the goal from Carbon Neutral to Fossil Free!

“We are committed to advancing faculty leadership and involvement on the climate crisis.

Here we are inspired by the Green New Deal at UC San Diego.

Representatives from this group presented at the UC Global Climate Leadership Council in December, and Vice Chair Horwitz and I are looking to extend their recommendations. These include: Changing the University’s climate goals from Carbon Neutral to Fossil Free. Moving ahead more rapidly on electrifying the campuses. Developing a complete and transparent record of how each campus is addressing the climate crisis in capital projects and infrastructure, contracts and investments, and research and teaching.

On all the projects I described, we have been working closely with President Drake. We are heartened by his deep commitment … and constructive action on the climate crisis.”