Staff Engagement

There are several annual conferences and events at which university staff convene to learn and share best practices in sustainability and climate action. The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) brings together higher education professionals from across the state to discuss pertinent issues in sustainability. The UC also organizes with the California State University system and California Community College system to hold the Annual Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards.

Additionally, UCOP manages the Energy Efficiency Partnership Program in partnership with CSU and the state’s four investor-owned utilities. This program provides support for staff trainings in energy efficiency and green building practices.


UCOP provides a commuter benefits program to staff which offers discounted parking, transit fares and in lot charging stations.

Nissan LEAF

UCOP and Nissan are partnering to offer faculty, retired faculty, staff and students a special rebate on the purchase of a new 2017 Nissan LEAF.

Ford Plug-In Hybrids and Electric Vehicles

UC students, faculty, staff and retirees are eligible for deals on Ford Plug-In or fully electric vehicles.


SunShares makes it easier and more affordable for Bay Area residents to go solar or purchase an electric vehicle.