Looking for a Leaf?

Nissan is offering a discount to University of California staff, students and retirees on the purchase or lease of an all-electric Nissan Leaf. The deal lasts through Dec. 31 of this year. The UC does not endorse any particular product, but does pass along information about discounts. The program provides an additional $1,000 discount on top of whatever state and federal subsidies are available. Please see their promotional flier and/or contact your local Nissan dealer for more information.

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UC Employees get Discounts on Home Solar Panels

Mosaic is offering UC employees a $1,000 rebate to get home solar panels installed. Details are available at the UC employee discount page: http://www.ucop.edu/local-human-resources/op-life/employee-discounts/index.html.

Ten cities honored for efforts by households to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The cities of Riverside, Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga were top finishers in a competition among California cities to cut carbon emissions. The city of Riverside edged out second-place Claremont to be crowned the state’s “Coolest California City.” Claremont and third-place Rancho Cucamonga each were named “Cool California Cities.” The cities were presented with an award on Oct. 23 at an Air Resources Board meeting. The board also recognized all participating Challenge cities, including Arcata, Burlingame, Chula Vista, Corona, Long Beach, Lynwood and Mission Viejo.

All 10 cities engaged nearly 4,000 households to take simple, everyday actions to reduce their carbon footprint.  In total the participants saved more than 800,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, equivalent to removing more than 140 California homes from the grid or 80 automobiles from the road for a year.

All cities received a portion of $100,000 in prize money based on the number of households that signed up by May 30, and how many points they earned at the close of the contest on Sept. 29. The largest sum — $32,950 — went to the city of Riverside.

UCR Sustainability Seeking Volunteers for Tree planting Events

UCR Sustainability Seeking Volunteers for Tree planting Events

The UCR Office of Sustainability, working in partnership with UCR Grounds, is seeking volunteers for two-hour planting sessions on Thursday Nov. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. , Tuesday Nov. 18 from 12 to 2 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Volunteers will be instructed on the basics of tree planting, and their work will be supervised by Physical Plant Grounds staff, who will provide all the necessary equipment. Volunteers should bring a water bottle and wear closed-toe shoes.

The trees being added to the campus’ urban forest are part of the Green Trees for the Golden State Grant Program, administered by the California Department of Forestry and Fire (CAL FIRE).

To volunteer, please email Jenny.Low@ucr.edu.

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