“Coming Clean” Film Screening

On Friday 5/13/22 4-6 PM the College of Biological SciencesFossil Fuel Free UC Davis, and the Campus Advisory Committee on Sustainability are screening the film ‘Coming Clean’. This event is part of the Campus Global Theme: Transformative Energies: Repowering and Empowering the PlanetComing Clean is a film directed by Carolina Montejo and Andre Salehian, members of the grassroots movement UCSD Green New Deal. The film explores the problems with the UC’s Carbon Neutrality Plan and the need to step into the needs and demands of the 21st Century by keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

After the screening, there will be an expert panel discussion on the topic of how our campuses at UC Davis and UC Davis Health can move away from fossil fuel-based energy, and how this transition can be managed in environmentally responsible and just and way. Panelists include: film makers Carolina Montejo and Andre Salehian, UC Davis Campus Sustainability Director Camille Kirk, Associate Vice Chancellor and Davis Campus Architect Jim Caroll, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) lead author and Co-Director of the UC Davis Climate Adaptation Research Center Eric Chu, UPTE Local 6 Executive Board Member and Staff Plant Pathologist Brianna McGuirre, and UCSD professor and film producer Adam Aron.

The event is free and will take place on May 13 from 4-6 at 1020 Teaching and Learning Complex. Attendance and participation via Zoom will be supported. A valid Covid19 symptom survey will be required for entry.

Please register and to learn about this very important topic and participate in the discussion!!

Town Hall Meetings

Campus planners will be holding two UC Davis Fossil Fuel-Free Pathway Plan Town Hall meetings in the coming weeks, one on Tuesday, 5/17 from 12-1 in the Student Community Center Multipurpose Room, and one on Thursday 5/19 from 12-1 in the Health Campus Education Building, Room 3204. The second meeting will also have a Zoom option. It is important that UC Davis community members attend these meetings and register their support for a rapid end to the university’s fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. Please ask campus leaders to set a target date of 2030 for doing so. Contact Sustainable UC Davis for more town hall details.

2022 Sustainability Summit

The yearly UC Davis Sustainability Summit honors the sustainability achievements of the university, recognizes leaders who help create a more sustainable campus as Sustainability Champion Award recipients, and provides student programs and groups with an opportunity to share their accomplishments over the last academic year. At this year’s sustainability summit, Chancellor May will lead the delivery of the Sustainability Champion awards followed by a conversation with Leah Thomas, eco-communicator, activist and founder of the organization Intersectional Environmentalist. She will be speaking with our campus’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative fellows, fielding audience questions and sharing her perspectives on environmental justice and its intersection with cultural and racial identities.

  • Date: May 20, 2022
  • Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Location: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room
  • RSVP by May 15 @ midnight!

Register now for this in-person event