Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact, May 2016


2016 LivingGreen Fair:  Four Reasons to Attend

LogoThursday - May 12 - 2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Parnassus Campus
Millberry Union Event & Meeting Center

The LivingGreen Fair will focus on two UCSF goals: 

Carbon Neutrality by 2025  &  Zero Waste by 2020.

The Fair will also showcase sustainability efforts at UCSF and provide students, staff and faculty resources and tips for living green at home and at work. 70 organizations will provide information and activities about water and energy conservation, green products, toxics reduction and more. Learn about UCSF’s sustainability goals, take the commute survey, and win raffle prizes. There will be opportunities to sample healthy food, learn about UCSF’s sustainable vendors and home composting.

Come early for a free lunch while the supply lasts.

Bike to Work Day

May 12th is also Bike to Work Day; UCSF Transportation Services will have a pair of energizer stations with coffee, fresh fruit, pastries and water for cyclists. The stations will be located at the Millberry Union Garage bike station on 2nd and Irving and another at 16th and Owens at Mission Bay. The Millberry Union station opens at 7am while the 16th Street station opens at 7:30am. Both will remain open until 9:30am. Have fun pedaling!  Click here to see other locations of energizing stations as they are confirmed.

Check out this fun video featuring one of our Mission Bay researchers biking to work.

Four Reasons to Attend

Mark your calendar for May 12th from 11 am to 2 pm.  There are many fun reasons to attend, including:

#1:  Learn to reduce your carbon footprint
#2:  Learn to reduce your exposure to toxins
#3:  Get the buzz on beekeeping
#4:  Feed your creative side

beesReason #1:  Learn More to reduce your carbon footprint

The fair will offer many fun and engaging resources on how you can live green at work and home.  A highlight this year will be the opportunity to learn more about bees from SF Bee Keepers.  Learn more about the LivingGreen Office/Lab Certification Program and participate in a variety of fun activities, including:

  • Nissan Leaf electric car
  • Scoot Network electric scooters
  • Take the UCSF Commuter Survey
  • Learn from environmental organizations and government agencies such as Fix-It Clinic, SF Estuary Partnership, Food and Water Watch, Breast Cancer Fund and Nature in the City
  • Participate in the used bike auction
  • Purchase eco gifts and healthy food items
  • Learn about safer cosmetics
  • Learn how to reduce your exposure to toxics ( the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and Reproductive Health & the Environment
  • E-waste recycling
  • Learn about UCSF Fossil Fuel Divestment

Reason #2:  Learn to Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins

The Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at UCSF will be at the Fair to educate you about children’s environmental health.  In addition, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics will be in attendance to educate the UCSF community about safer cosmetics and personal care products.  UCSF’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environmental will also be providing tips and resources for avoiding environmental chemicals at home and at work.

Reason #3:  Get the Buzz on Beekeeping

Around the world, honeybees are in trouble, but in San Francisco urban beekeepers are doing their part to maintain the bees’ important role as ecosystem pollinators. Visit the SF Beekeepers Association (http://www.sfbee.org/) at the fair and learn more about urban beekeeping.  Local honey will also be for sale.

ArtReason #4:  Feed Your Creative Side

The fair will include the 4th Annual Reclaimed Art Show. Artwork is made from a range of recycled, reused and reclaimed materials. The recycled theme is appealing to the “non-artists”, as many of the submissions are from new artists who have not shown in the annual staff and faculty show. 

Recover Your Thoughts will be at the fair, selling journals made from previously used books.

This year we had over 1200 attendees and 70 vendors hosting tables to share sustainable products, services, education and engagement opportunities.  Winners of this year’s raffle drawing prizes are listed below.  Prizes consist of donations from each of the vendors showcasing their products and services.  We hope you enjoy them!

1 Elaine Mayer
2 Sarah Berger
3 Patricia Hong
4 Katherine Johnson
5 Pablo Ortega
6 Dianne Geraldizo
7 Stella Der
8 Andrea Ohmura
9 Moon Jung
10 Mary Lew
11 Parousha Zand
12 Karen E Williams
13 Rodney Yun
14 Stephanie Magda
15 Sahar Hojjat
16 Gina Gaiser
17 Sandy Diep
18 Judy Mastick
19 Marquita Bowe
20 Keri Gailloux
21 Agnes Dela Fuente
22 Wayne Cheung
23 Pui Yee Law
24 Carolyn Clary-Macy
25 Bo Fan
26 Winnie Chan
27 Aeshah Al-Nagdawi
28 Hugo Sosa
29 Kay Bolla
30 Judi Chesler
31 Elizabeth Grover
32 Chanbopha Sen
33 Julie Sutton
34 Chin Lin
35 Ameer Mumin
36 Dhemy Padilla
37 Weijun Wu
38 Giovanni Vassallo
39 Helen Crouch
40 Bette Vargas
41 Victor Ballard
42 Joann Florendo
43 Nona Soe