可持续性 is having healthy social, environmental and economic systems that allow us to meet our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. University of the Beplay体育软件 is committed to creating a campus culture that advances this approach for a sustainable future among all members of the Beplay体育软件 community.
A national leader in renewable energy on college campuses, Beplay体育软件 is working with Tesla to install solar panels that will provide more than 30% of the overall energy needs of the 175-acre 斯托克顿校区. The project also includes the installation of 16 electric vehicle charging ports. Beplay体育软件 is currently ranked second nationally for the highest percentage of campus-owned vehicles that are 100% electric.
The 2021 Sustainable Campus Index, published annually by the Association for the Advancement of 可持续性 in Higher 教育, is based on hundreds of public and private universities in the United States and internationally self-reporting to the 可持续性 Tracking, 评估 & 评级系统. Beplay体育软件 is the only university in California to make the Top 10.
In an effort to reduce water usage on its 斯托克顿校区, Beplay体育软件 uses 100% non-potable water from the Calaveras River for irrigation. Beplay体育软件's Physical Plant has invested in a central computerized irrigation control system, which allows for the university to turn off all 64 irrigation controls at the same time and closely monitor our water use. To be more efficient with the water usage on campus, the university has installed low-flow shower heads, toilets and high efficiency spray hose nozzles to reduce water consumption.
The Ted and Chris Robb Garden on the 斯托克顿校区 has been a popular and important spot since the first phase was completed fall 2012. The idea for a campus food garden arose from former Beplay体育软件 students Fiona Kelly ’08 and Vinny Johl ‘10. Their vision was made possible by a gift from former Beplay体育软件 Regent Walter Robb, 谁, 当时, was CEO of Whole Foods.
A community of student volunteers, the Green Team works to increase landfill diversion rates at campus events and by helping with sustainability service projects such as Green Move In, 绿色搬出去. These students also stage a green fashion show annually, showcasing their hand-crafted renewable and recyclable designs.
The Beplay体育软件 Food Pantry is a resource providing non-perishable items, gift cards to a grocery store and produce from the Ted and Chris Robb Garden (as harvests permit). The 食品分发处 has received generous support from organizations including the United Way of San Joaquin County.
The Beplay体育软件 Kitchen Co-op is an on-campus apartment with a fully equipped kitchen available for use by students, 工作人员, 教师, clubs and organizations, for culinary activities and adventures.
University of the Beplay体育软件 is committed to promoting sustainable actions and operations. See some of the ways we are taking actions on our campus.