Tour the campus in groups for areas that may be unsafe due to burned-out lights, overgrown shrubbery or buildings that form areas where attackers may hide. Recommendations will be submitted to the Campus Safety Committee and Physical Plant for review and repairs. Plan to wear light-colored clothes; bring a flashlight and a digital camera if possible. Volunteers will meet at HUB 302 North at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. You can also register in advance by calling the Women’s Resource Center at x23337. Refreshments will be provided.

What’s the correct address to reach staff via Scotmail?

Scotmail directed to staff should go to the address digest@scotmail.com. Your email will go out in one digest sent at noon.

UC’s super power is driven by green

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Northern California Chapter named the University of California one of its green building Super Heroes for helping to propel the sustainability movement.

More than 140 buildings on UC campuses and locations are LEED certified, the most of any university in the country. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program created by the U.S. Green Building Council to evaluate a building’s environmental and sustainable attributes in a holistic way.

UC’s leadership in green construction stems from its Policy for Sustainable Practices, which mandates that new construction and renovations be LEED certified.

Enacted in 2003, UC’s sustainability policy also includes directives for clean energy, sustainable transportation, climate protection, sustainable operations, waste reduction and recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainable food service and sustainable water systems.

The policy’s goals by 2020 are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels, divert all solid waste away from landfills, procure 20 percent of food from sustainable sources and reduce potable water use by 20 percent. After 2020, UC is committed to be carbon neutral as soon as possible.

Meeting these goals has transformed UC into a test bed for sustainability while saving more than $128 million in energy costs, reducing waste and conserving resources.

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