Sustainable Practices – UCOP Policies

Sustainable Practices – UCOP Policies
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  • E&S is responsible for supporting and tracking implementation of the systemwide Sustainable Practices Policy, which sets aggressive, but feasible goals in nine categories of business practices, including transportation, waste management, procurement, food, and water.(More…)


  • In 2015-16 the amount of food purchased by Berkeley?s residential dining services that met one or more sustainable food criteria exceeded the UC 2020 policy goal of 205, though that was a 26%decrease from 2014-2015.(More…)



E&S is responsible for supporting and tracking implementation of the systemwide Sustainable Practices Policy, which sets aggressive, but feasible goals in nine categories of business practices, including transportation, waste management, procurement, food, and water. [1] If you would like to know more about the established goals in the nine areas of sustainable practices: green building, clean energy, transportation, climate protection, sustainable operations, waste reduction and recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainable foodservice, sustainable water systems or participate in Sustainability programs, please visit the website at [2] He is credited with championing sustainability achievements such as UC?s Sustainable Practices Policy, which sets ambitious and comprehensive sustainability goals for UC?s business operations such as zero waste by 2020 and carbon neutrality by 2025. [3] The University of California has created a UC Sustainable Practices Policy to guide sustainability efforts across all UC campuses. [4] The purpose of EPP is to give preference to environmentally preferred products whenever possible.The University of California Office of the President has included EPP in its sustainable practices policy guidelines (PDF), which include goals and implementation procedures. [5] The University of California Office of the President has issued a revision to the Sustainable Practices policy. [2]

He was one of the leaders of the UC Go Solar student campaign while a Berkeley grad student, a campaign that succeeded in convincing the UC Board of Regents to adopt the Sustainable Practices Policy that Mr. St.Clair was then hired to implement and expand. [3]

This presentation will provide an overview of the process that resulted in the updated section of the UC Sustainable Practices Policy covering sustainable procurement and associated sustainable procurement guidelines. [6] UC Policy – Sustainable Practices policy has been updated to align with the Carbon Neutrality Initiative as well as the introduction of an interim water reduction target in order to be consistent with State water agency goals. [7] UC Policy – Sustainable Practices Policy has been revised to reflect the University Carbon Neutrality Initiative. [7]

Sec. 901-12: Environmental Planning & Sustainability has been revised to reflect the department name change from Campus & Environmental Planning to Environmental Planning & Sustainability and include the department’s responsibilities under the recently revised presidential Sustainable Practices policy. [7] Sustainable Practices Policy has been revised to update the following sections: green building design, climate protection practices, sustainable operations, environmentally preferable purchasing, and sustainable foodservice practices. [7] UC Policy – Sustainable Practices has been revised to update the green building section, including an alternative compliance path for demonstrating compliance with the energy efficiency goal for new buildings and clarifying how new building projects can request a policy waiver. [7] Sec. 902-12: Guidelines for the Conservation and Management of Energy and Water Resources, conveys UCI’s commitment to sustainable practices and provides guidance on the uses and costs of utilities, equipment selection, equipment cooling systems, and prohibited uses of electricity. [7]

The Environmental Sustainability Officer shall serve as the Board?s primary adviser on environmental sustainability matters including, but not limited to, issues pertaining to environmentally sustainable investments, policies, and practices. [8] American River College is working toward a sustainable future with intentions of becoming a zero waste campus, focusing on efforts in landfill diversion and sustainable practices. [6]

Uses advanced skills to monitor and support the planning and coordination of the Policy on Sustainable Practices as well as new sustainability initiatives at UC and prepares an annual report to the Regents. [9] Provides planning, project management and technical support to implement state regulatory requirements, UC President Napolitano’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UC Sustainable Practices Policy, UCSC Climate & Energy Strategy and UCSC Water Action Plan. [10]

You can expect our experts to explore innovations that drive adoption of sustainable practices as well as eco-conscious movement building within diverse communities. [11]


In 2015-16 the amount of food purchased by Berkeley?s residential dining services that met one or more sustainable food criteria exceeded the UC 2020 policy goal of 205, though that was a 26%decrease from 2014-2015. [4] UC San Francisco : In FY 2015-16, the amount of food purchased by UCSF?s retail food services that met one or more sustainable food criteria increased significantly to 29%, thereby exceeding the 2020 policy goal. [4]

UC Riverside : In 2014-15 the amount of food purchased by Riverside?s residential dining services that met one or more sustainable food criteria exceeded 20%. [4] UC Santa Barbara : In 2014-15 the amount of food purchased by Santa Barbara?s residential dining services that met one or more sustainable food criteria reached 35%. 37% of produce purchases were grown within 150 miles of campus and 23% of produce was organic. [4] UC San Diego : In 2014-15 the amount of food purchased by San Diego?s residential dining services that met one or more sustainable food criteria reached 21%, with locally grown defined as within 250 miles from campus. [4]

In the 2015 annual sustainability repor t dining services purchased 17% of its produce from local and sustainable sources, totaling 1.8 million dollars in sustainable food purchases. $61,000 was spent on campus grown products including 10,000 pounds of organic roma tomatoes and 10,000 pounds of whole wheat flour from the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility. [4] Food sustainability: Over $34 million in food spending (20 percent of UC food purchases) came from local and sustainable food sources. [12] The goal of the UC system is to achieve 20% sustainable food purchases by 2020. [4]

Food procurement by institutions is important in sustainable agriculture and food systems because institutions can often purchase at a larger scale than can small retailers or other businesses. [4] Their philosophy is food service for a sustainable future, which means menu items with seasonal ingredients from local food growers. [4] This generally requires a well-defined set of standards and definition for “sustainable food,” with variance across groups and organizations. [4]

In the face of such large initiatives, we asked the E&S staff what we as UC employees can do on a daily basis to make our offices more sustainable. [1] While these actions are all important, creating a sustainable environment in a large institution like UC involves much more. [1]

In order to demonstrate the intention and decision-making processes in procurement, many institutions develop a sustainable purchasing policy. [4] Benefits of establishing sustainable purchasing programs and relationships may include improved transparency between producers and their customers, leading to the ability to meet supply, quality, and cost expectations; support of farmers who pursue long-term soil health and other agroecological improvements, and promotion of businesses that provide equitable wages and safe working conditions. [4] Enhanced requirements for its procurement departments and new standards for their suppliers will further support sustainable sourcing. [13] UCR?s 2010 Climate Action Plan calls for Dining Services to implement a comprehensive food procurement program that supports local and/or sustainable foods and to procure sustainable foods for 30% of total food purchases. [4] Dining services defines local as within 250 miles of campus and offers details on the variety of the sustainable initiatives it is undertaking. [4]

UCSB has a goal of purchasing 55% sustainable produce by the end of 2017. [4] A summary of core requirements, standards and goals of University of California sustainable procurement strategy can be found on our Policy & Guidelines page. [14] Sustainable Procurement at the University of California focuses on environmental, economic and social impacts embedded in our purchasing decisions, which account for over $8B in annual spend accross the ten University of California campuses. [14]

Annual revisions ensure continued alignment with the University Carbon Neutrality Initiative, to better align goals and reporting for the medical centers to the healthcare facility context, and to update the zero waste and sustainable procurement sections. [2] Here you will find information on the Sustainable Procurement Working Group, which leads UC-wide sustainable procurement activites and initiatives. [14] Here you will find specific information regarding sustainable procurement by relevant category of products and/or services. [14] Sustainable procurement : UC will use its market power to drive the availability of more sustainable products and services. [13]

To achieve this, food service operations are expected to track and report annually the percentage of total annual food budget spent on sustainable food. [4] Institutional sustainable food procurement is the sourcing of sustainable products for residential and retail dining operations, concessions, vending, and catering. [4]

If you?re interested in learning more about how to make your departmental operations or events more sustainable, you can contact E&S for helpful tips by emailing [email protected] [1]

Defining sustainable food can be a contentious topic with a wide range of practices that may or may not be included. [4] This initiative explicitly involves documenting and promoting best practices in sustainable food sourcing. [4]

UC Health?s cutting-edge efforts also involve each center setting its own goals for waste and water efficiency, coupled with enhanced reporting requirements based on targets established by Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit membership organization. [13] Said Gary Cohen, president and co-founder of Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm, “UC Health?s new carbon neutrality and 100 percent clean energy goals demonstrate a strong commitment to protect their patients and all Californians from toxic air pollution and the negative health impacts of a warming climate. [13] Practice Greenhealth applauds UC Health?s vision and commitment and urges other hospitals to follow its lead.” [13]

More information on UC?s sustainability policies can be found here and on UC?s Carbon Neutrality Initiative here. [13] Thanks to these policies and UCOP support, the campuses have implemented over 1,000 energy efficiency projects, cutting utility costs by over $200 million to date. [1] Policies can be used as a framework to drive purchasing decisions, create an incentive for change, address conflicts and barriers to success, and clarify the goals and expectations for suppliers, directors, and the general public. [4]

Here you will find the latest information regarding sustainable procurement. [14]

“There is not a day that goes by here in Procurement that one can hear Heather providing a sustainable tip, asking our campus suppliers to provide better reporting on sustainable products, or requiring our own office and purchasing practices to improve,” adds Price. [15] Current practices are not sustainable for a rapidly growing population. [16] The second is the Sustainable Transportation Best Practice Award Winner, CSUN?s lessons learned from dockless bikeshare. [6] In efforts of holding suppliers and educational institutions more accountable, this session will focus on innovative and sustainable procurement practices. [6]

Seismic Safety Policy incorporates and consolidates three policies (University Policy on Seismic Safety, Independent Seismic Review of Capital Projects, Seismic Safety for Leased and Purchased Buildings) to provide consistency with newer ratings systems for seismic safety adopted by DGS, Division of the State Architect and the California State University, and to reflect current practices with regard to engineering and process. [7] The Director of Sustainability applies advanced knowledge of sustainability practices and policies to identify, develop, and implement institutional sustainability efforts for the University. [17] The Basic Needs Officer shall serve as the Board?s primary adviser on basic needs security matters including, but not limited to, policies and practices that guarantee secure access to food, housing, and personal care products. [8] Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students,Sections 10.00-90.00 and 100.00-105.00, have been revised to reflect current UCI practices and to align with changes made by Office of the President. [7] Sec. 700-09: Policies on Gifts, Gratuities and Conflict of Interest has been revised to include the responsibility of departments for establishing practices that will ensure employees are aware of disqualification requirements and conflict of interest policies. [7]

Childhood Obesity has published a special issue on policies, programs and best practices in early care and education settings that was developed by Nutrition Policy Institute Director Lorrene Ritchie and coordinated by Ritchie and Danielle Lee. [18] Coalition climate mitigation and adaptation report : A coalition-wide report, to be released in late 2018, will synthesize the best practices, policies and recommendations from all UC3 forums into a framework for continued progress on climate change goals across the nation and the world. [19]

UCSB will discuss a sustainable event certification, CalRecycle will discuss the Buy Recycled Campaign, and SMCCD will discuss their waste management program in the context of limited resources, new policies, and changing populations. [6] Speakers will highlight the successes and challenges of implementing projects and programs for waste reduction, recovery, and diversion in their schools, to ensure that waste is handled in ways that are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. [6] Cal Poly will share about their interdisciplinary program, “Creating Sustainable Communities,” a year-long course that culminates to a service learning project for a community organization. [6] The second presentation delves into the attempts to regulate ride-hailing activity at UCLA and to create a viable program to promote the more sustainable forms of transportation that these services offer for the commuting needs of university affiliates. [6] To address this impactful, but distributed load, the university formed the Sustainable IT program, which brings together stakeholders from across campus. [6] Sec. 904-12: Sustainable Transportation Guidelines, combines guidelines on carpool, vanpool and other alternative means of transportation that support the sustainability goals of the campus. [7] Between her work with the UCOP Sustainable Work Group and our campus to increase sustainable spend, Perry has “filled a void we have had at UCSB in procurement (for almost a decade)” and is “moving initiatives forward with her leadership”, according to Director of Campus Sustainability, Mo Lovegreen. [15] She has presented the new policy and guidelines in Oakland to UCOP Sustainable Leadership as well as to the Procurement Leadership Council. [15]

This session combines three presentations where we will learn how Sustainable Berkeley Lab uses mini waste audits to gain insight into building-level waste diversion, discuss a vision of composting for UC Berkeley?s campus with a focus on vermicompost, and explore how Sacramento State?s Bioconversion and Agricultural Collaborative (BAC Yard) is dedicated to the ideas of waste diversion and hands-on education. [6] This session will provide examples of how sustainability is integrated into academic departments across a campus through collaboration between graduates and faculty, how a sustainability lab engages students in sustainable development and design and how students collaboratively work toward LEED certification of a campus building. [6] Five campus partners from the CCC, CSU, and UC systems will speak to how we have tailored this statewide model to be relevant, successful, and sustainable for our students and communities. [6] In addition to that, students and staff at CSU Channel Islands and Santa Barbara City College have established a permaculture garden to reduce water use on campus and highlight sustainable landscape techniques. [6] Campus facilities and operations also needed to revise their strategies to support the campus and lead the drive to a more sustainable campus, i.e., Integrated Pest Control Management Plan, Owners Project Requirements (OPR), and the 2016 Non-Potable Water Project. [6] A review of how the LEED building certifications for all new construction projects at SBCCD Crafton Hills College were leveraged to promote sustainable facilities operations. [6]

We will explain the systemic economic and food systems inequities that create student food insecurity and how our responses are community-based, student-led, and values-driven in an effort to respond to current need and develop new local, sustainable, and accessible food systems. [6] This session will present resources and case studies of universities that have used (RFPs) and foodservice contracts to source a majority of their food from sustainable sources. [6] Your gift will help reduce food insecurity, obesity and diabetes by ensuring that healthy food, beverages and opportunities for physical activity are convenient, accessible, affordable and sustainable. [18]

Once we completed the feasibility report we added on more UCSB partners including Purchasing, Sustainable Transportation Committee, Associated Students AS BIKES, Transportation and Parking Services, and Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises. [6] Student engagement is crucial in maintaining a healthy, sustainable campus. [6] This session will discuss ways in which you can get students involved in and excited about real sustainable change. [6] In this session, you will learn how Cal and UCLA dining have committed to increasing the purchase of fair trade products and sustainable sourcing. [6] This session looks at ways to reduce this load on academic campuses through renovations, working groups, and sustainable construction design. [6]

Through work-station audits, smart power strips, and server virtualization and relocation, the Sustainable IT program is currently saving $41,400 in annual energy costs, a number that is growing every year as the program improves and expands. [6] Interested in hearing about new exciting programs being utilized across CA to achieve significant carbon reductions? UCLA, UCSC, and Cal Poly SLO employ different tactics to achieve sustainable transportation assemblages. [6]

This presentation will focus on student leadership efforts in the sustainable field. [6] Sustainable operations experience in academic or healthcare setting. [17]

These assessments are part of statewide CSU Sustainability Food Policy goals of 20% sustainable food purchases by 2020, according to the Real Food Challenge guidelines. [6] Residential & Dining Enterprises ( R&DE) Sustainable Food Program?s local purchasing program buys produce directly from a local non-profit educational farm, purchases from the on-campus O?Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, buys “deliciously imperfect” produce from 50 small and mid-sized local organic farms, and includes the new Farmer Accelerator program which guarantees purchases to local organic small farms to help them scale up their businesses. [6]

This panel session combines the idea as a vehicle toward sustainable food sourcing, and the reality of 8 campus assessments that are working toward sustainable food policy. [6] A sustainable procurement analyst in the Department of Procurement Services for the last two years, Perry works on countless projects to green our Procurement on campus. [15] We will also be discussing UC San Francisco?s strategies for sustainable procurement, such as avoiding extra spending, improving asset management, and purchasing green products. [6] In addition to its new clean energy goal, the university will now begin to reduce energy use by 2 percent each year and focus on green buildings, sustainable procurement and zero waste. [20] This award specifically recognizes her work in developing the UC policy for Sustainable Procurement Guidelines. [15]

Sec. 715-16: Moving and Relocation Guidelines have been updated to reflect current Procurement Services and Accounting procedures and provide more information about authorities, responsibilities and the five UC policies that govern UCI’s procedures. [7] Sec. 103-11: Guidelines for Writing and Publishing Administrative Policies and Procedures, has been updated with information on the use of Plain English. [7] Sec. 800-20: ZotMail Guidelines, has been updated with the former Distribution & Document Management’s new name: Administrative Policies & Records. [7] Sec. 900-16: Policy on Temporary Access to University Properties by Off-Campus Vendors and Commerical Entities has been revised to provide updated Temporary Vendor Permit and Vendor Agreement forms and specify that vendors must adhere to campus sound policies. [7] Sec. 700-09: Policies on Gifts, Gratuities and Conflict of Interest has been revised to: update links, including linking to the UC Guidance on Acceptance of Personal Gifts and Gratuities by Employees under California’s Political Reform Act ; and modify format and headings. [7] Sec. 700-09: Policies on Gifts, Gratuities and Conflict of Interest has been revised to replace the reference/link to recently rescinded BFB-G-39 in References/Resources with a link to the recently issued Compendium of Conflict of Interest (COI) and Integrity Policies – Guidance. [7]

Sec. 700-40: Policy on Credit and Debit Card Acceptance and Security has been issued to ensure that UCI complies with various laws, regulations, guidelines and policies, such as BUS-49 and BFB IS-3, in order to safeguard the credit and debit card data of its customers. [7] Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students,Section 102.09 is now the permanent policy on standards for student sexual harassment and other forms of discriminatory harassment. [7] Other technical revisions include updated references to current federal laws, regulations, and policies, and updated references to titles of University officers authorized to implement this policy. [7] Personnel Procedures for UC Irvine Staff Members – Absence From Work, Procedures 40-46, have been updated by Human Resources to align with systemwide Personnel Policies for Staff Members: Policy 2.210 Absence From Work. [7] Personnel Policies for Staff Members PPSM 2.210, Absence from Work has been updated to align with legal requirements enacted since the policy was first issued in 2010. [7] Personnel Policies for Staff Members PPSM 34, Incentives and Recognition Award Plans – Managers & Senior Professionals and Professionals & Support Staff, provides updated direction and authority for the development and approval of incentive award plans and recognition award plans under which Manager & Senior Professional (MSP) and Professional & Support Staff (PSS) employees may receive awards. [7] UC Policy – PPSM 62, Corrective Action policy has been revised to remove “Professional & Support Staff” from the title to reflect that it not only replaces previous versions of Personnel Policies for Staff Members 62 (Corrective ActionProfessional & Support Staff), it also replaces Staff Personnel Policy 270 (Corrective Action), Sections 270.1, 270.7, 270.11 and 270.12, and Administrative and Professional Staff Program 170 (Corrective Action). [7] UC Policy – PPSM-70: Complaint Resolution has been revised to incorporate Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) 71: Resolution of Concerns Managers and Senior Professionals, Salary Grades VIII and IX, along with technical changes. [7]

Personnel Policies for Staff Members PPSM 60, Layoff and Reduction in Time from Professional and Support Staff Career Positions, clarifies that in addition to seniority, employee performance and ability are to be considered as factors in determining staff employee layoffs and/or reductions in time. [7] Personnel Policies for Staff Members NEW – PPSM 84, Accommodations for Nursing Mothers makes private space available for lactation purposes and provides time to accommodate the needs of nursing mothers. [7]

Hilary Seligman MD, one of the nation’s foremost experts on the health implications of food insecurity, discusses how to address a complex social problem through programs, policies and partnerships. [18] In comparing the relative success of the policies, one finds that while financial investment plays an important role in determining the impact of the programs, other factors, such as the leniency of the mandate, cost to consumer, and support from non-governmental organizations play an important role in determining whether the policies are adopted. [16] The PSQIA and its implementing regulations, among other things, requires health-care providers participating in PSOs to develop and maintain policies to describe their programs and protect “patient safety work product.” [7] The UCD Health Sustainability efforts are guided and shaped by a Sustainability Committee (SC) to implement the UC system-wide sustainability policies. [17] UC Policies – PPSM-1 General Provisions, PPSM-2: Definition of Terms, PPSM-II-70 Resolution of Concerns (SMG), and PPSM-82: Conflict of Interest have been updated with technical changes. [7] UC Guidance – Compendium of Conflict of Interest and Integrity Policies replaces BFB-G-39 on the same topic. [7] UC Policy – Technical Edits – PPSM-82: Conflict of Interest has undergone minor edits including updating contact info, removing references to deleted policies (PPSM 61, BUS 34 and BUS 77), and adding links to UC’s Compendium of Conflict of Interest and Integrity Policies – Guidance and Independent Contractor Guidelines for Federal Tax Purposes. [7] Sec.103-11: Guidelines for Writing and Publishing Administrative Policies and Procedures have been revised to update the Responsible Office, a position title, and modify format and headings. [7]

Recently, CA state waste reduction policies and goals has encouraged many institutions to address, prioritize, and maximize their waste diversion and reduction. [6] The Sustainability Steering Committee is driven by UCOP policies, develops strategies, and implements those strategies through the relevant work groups. [21] The Guidance reflects current policies since 2010 and clarifies that it is only a collection and summary of University policies; it does not include all the possible state or federal laws or regulations that may be applicable in any given situation. [7] Coalition members will bring to these efforts a critical body of expertise in areas including advanced climate modeling, energy storage systems, next generation solar cells and devices, energy-efficiency technologies, biofuels, smart grids, environmental regulatory policies, and more. [19]

UC Office of the President, including Office of the General Counsel, determined that this policy was duplicative and unnecessary because it merely restated verbatim the text of the California Public Records Act (PRA), the California Information Practices Act of 1977 (IPA), and other laws. [7] UC Business and Finance Bulletin RMP-8, Legal Requirements on Privacy of and Access to Information has been revised to remove the California Public Records Act section because it conflicted with existing practices across the University. [7] UC Records Retention Schedule – Retention periods have been updated to reflect new legal requirements, evolving business practices, and current data privacy standards for the following subject areas: capital resources, public safety, and information technology. [7]

UC Guideline – Undergraduate Recruitment Practices guideline issued to assist all University campuses to keep the educational interests of the state, prospective students and the University at the forefront of admissions and recruitment practices. [7] Sec. 720-11: Privacy of and Access to Information (Excluding Student Records) – Guidelines have been revised to update responsibilities of the Information Practices Coordinator as well as those of unit heads/department chairs, the Assistant Vice Chancellor-Academic Personnel, vice chancellors and deans, and to delete references and links to RMP-8 which was rescinded by Office of the President in November 2015. [7] Sec. 680-10: Policy on Gifts and Endowments has been reformatted and updated to clarify responsibilities, and reflect current practices. [7] UC Policy – Education Loan Practices policy has been revised to eliminate references to the Federal Family Education Loan program which ceased in 2010. [7] UC Policy – Institutional Development policy is a new policy that was developed to address the need for consistent administrative practices and provide guidance on issues pertaining to philanthropic support. [7]

“A great opportunity to learn about cutting-edge sustainability practices and initiatives, a venue to introduce new ones, and a great space for networking with like-minded individuals.” [6] The first presentation will showcase Pomona College?s Assistant Director of Sustainability and UC Berkeley?s SERC Director?s experiences on what makes an effective annual report, reflecting on each campus? challenges and best practices. [6] “Together, our universities can share best practices and impact public policy on a much larger scale in order to better equip communities in North America and beyond with climate adaptation and resilience tools and solutions,” Gold said. [19] Our CSU Best Practice Award winner will focus on Cal Poly?s Zero Waste Ambassadors Program that empowers students to change the norm of the consumer waste stream. [6] Best practices from UCSB will be highlighted including framing/language for job postings, partnerships with work-study, strategies for engaging undocumented students through scholarships for internships, rethinking required qualifications, and recruitment strategies. [6]

Mission: To incorporate best practices in water conservation and re-use at UCSF facilities. [21] Results from a new study on nutrition standards in family child care, new beverage guidance for young children, and educational and promotional resources will be provided to help attendees put new drinking water guidance into practice. [18] Legislatures at local, state, and national levels have begun implementing legislation that regulates rainwater harvesting; in some cases, governments choose to make the practice mandatory. [16] Other Fair Political Practices Commission reporting requirements are noted. [7]

UCOP and UC Santa Cruz will discuss how they are using the procurement process to achieve their social equity goals. [6] The Academic Affairs Officer shall serve as the Board?s primary adviser on academic matters including, but not limited to, regular activities, positions, and communications of the University of California, including ensuring their independence from UCOP and the rest of UC administration. [8]

RANKED SELECTED SOURCES(21 source documents arranged by frequency of occurrence in the above report)

1. (41) Updates | Policies & Procedures | UCI

2. (35) 2018 Concurrent Sessions – California Higher Education Sustainability Conference

3. (21) Institutional Sustainable Food Procurement — UC SAREP

4. (6) UC sets higher standards, greater goals for sustainability | University of California

5. (5) Meet OP: Energy and Sustainability | Link: UCOPs e-newsletter | Stay Informed. Stay Connected.

6. (5) Sustainable Procurement | UCOP

7. (5) 2018 Staff Sustainability Recognition Award Recipient UCSB Sustainability

8. (4) Nutrition Policy Institute – Nutrition Policy Institute

9. (3) UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy

10. (3) Job: Director of Sustainability, UC Davis Health (Sacramento, CA) |

11. (3) UC, other universities form international coalition for accelerating local climate action | UCLA

12. (3) Revision to the Sustainable Practices policy

13. (3) UCSA Appointed Officers – University of California Student Association

14. (2) UCSF Sustainability | About Us / Contact Us | Steering Committee and Work Groups

15. (2) Matt St.Clair Shares How He Advances Sustainability at UC

16. (1) Apply Now Water and Climate Action Manager at University of California – Santa Cruz – Trovit Jobs

17. (1) UC Santa Cruz Sustainability Office

18. (1) Annual Report on Sustainable Practices | UCOP

19. (1) UC expands sustainability goals, aims for 100 percent clean electricity

20. (1) Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)

21. (1) Water and Climate Action Manager, Employment | HERC