Sustainability at UCI is a collaborative campus effort, spanning across operations-based departments, academic units, support services, research centers, and student organizations. This page serves to provide an overview of UCI’s key sustainable practices, programming, policy and ongoing efforts. From the small successes to the big accomplishments, the campus is committed to achieving the sustainability and climate goals outlined in the University of California Sustainable Practices Policy. Please browse the images and links below to learn how the campus is constantly evolving to become a more sustainable place to work, live, and study.
In October 2021, UCI achieved a rare platinum rating through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (AASHE STARS), maintaining its status as one of the environmentally outstanding universities in the world.
With more than 900 participants in 40 countries, AASHE’s STARS is the most widely recognized international framework for publicly documenting comprehensive information related to the sustainability performance of a college or university. UCI’s 2021 sustainability report earned the highest score ever obtained by an institution: 88.59 points.