We are a climate justice and action coalition of organizations and individuals across the University of California (UC) system building a movement to push the UC to enact a bold, just, and transformative UC Green New Deal (GND) that meets the emergency of the climate crisis.
There’s a Regent’s meeting coming up next week (May 17-19) and we need your help sending them a strong message
Launching our Petition for the University of California to enact a UC Green New Deal
December 15th, 2021
Please sign the petition in support of a UC GND here.
View the full UC Green New Deal Policy Platform here.
As a leader in climate science and a wealthy university system, the University of California (UC) has a responsibility to advance major policies to reduce carbon emissions. In solidarity with frontline communities bearing the brunt of climate change, we call on the UC leadership to deploy its educational, research, labor, procurement, and investment power to promote a just transition to an equitable, accountable, and zero-carbon system. The UC Green New Deal Policy Platform, created by student, postdoctoral, faculty, union, employee, and alumni volunteers from across the UC system, details specific potential solutions that urgently need to be enacted across University of California campuses.
Campaign Launch: Electrify UC
March 20th, 2021
Check out our new website, ElectrifyUC.org, for all you need to know about this campaign!
Over the past several months we’ve been busy calling on UC leadership to reconsider their reliance on fracked methane to power campus energy needs. At the end of 2020 we pushed a petition demanding that the UC develop plans to electrify their energy systems. Point being, we cannot continue to burn fracked methane on our campuses, the extraction process is toxic for local communities and the emissions are destabilizing out climate. If leadership make the smaller investment now to make plans, it’ll be easier to get the substantial money needed to make the infrastructure changes.
This petition garnered 3500 individual signatures as well as endorsements from unions representing nearly 50,000 workers!
Since then, coalition members have met with Chancellors at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC San Diego; as well as getting a meeting with Executive Vice President Nava and members of the Global Climate Leadership Council in December. Prof Mary Gauvain, chair of the UC Faculty Senate, announced that they are working to extend our recommendations systemwide so we know we’re shifting the conversation around energy systems plans!
The work is far from over, we hope you’ll help to see it through. Join us.