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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.