Annual Report on Sustainable Practices

In keeping with the University of California's commitment to accountability and transparency, an annual report is presented to the Board of Regents and shared with the UC community each January. The annual report includes UC's progress toward meeting the goals in the Policy on Sustainable Practices (pdf) as well as sustainability achievements in education, research, investments and public service.

View the full 2023 Annual Report on Sustainable Practices.

Highlights from the 2023 Annual Report on Sustainable Practices include:

  • Celebration of the University’s 20th annual sustainability report.
  • UC’s climate leadership and action for a fossil-free future, including adoption of new, stronger climate action goals and decarbonization planning efforts across the system..
  • Recognition of UC’s continued achievements in energy efficiency, including annual cost savings of $89 million as a result of energy efficiency and green building practices.
  • UC ranked first among colleges and universities when it comes to green electricity use, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • UC entered into its first wind energy contract, the University’s largest renewable energy commitment.
  • UC added an Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section to the Sustainable Practices Policy.
  • As part of the University’s historic $185 million partnership with the State to address the climate crisis, the University awarded over $80 million in climate action research grants and $15 million for climate-related innovation and entrepreneurship. 


The UC Annual Sustainability Report is made possible by Sustainability Offices and Sustainability Policy Working Group members spanning each campus, academic health center, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Berkeley Lab, and UCOP, as well as contributors in the Academic Senate, UCOP Information Technology Services, UC Research and Innovation, UC Natural Reserve System, UC Student and Equity Affairs, UC External Relations and Communications, UC Health, UC Investments and UC Procurement.