A message from UCSF Sustainability Director, Gail Lee
At UCSF, a focus on delivering the highest quality education and healthcare research is the top priority, and I believe our continued success will be linked to integrating sustainability into our facilities and how we operate. As the UCSF Sustainability Director, it is my responsibility to define what sustainability means to UCSF, on campus as well as at the medical center.
For UCSF, sustainability is about protecting the health and safety of our people and the communities we impact. It is about putting a spotlight on our own operations to save money, reduce waste, minimize our carbon footprint, be more efficient and conserve limited natural resources. It is also about providing our students, staff and visitors with public transportation options, local food, green healthy buildings and recycling and compost programs that allow us to tread more lightly on the earth. Through the Office of Sustainability, we have created work groups to address each of the areas that we define as sustainability at UCSF:
All these efforts are communicated to the UCSF community through our Culture Shift work group.
In 2015, the Office of Sustainabiltity expanded it’s staff from one to four.