Summary: Sustainable Transportation on Campus and in the Community
Keynote Address: "University of California Builds Green and Goes Solar"
Matthew St. Clair, University of California Office of the President
September 22, 2005
So, I'm also not going to be talking about transportation. But I think you've had
that topic covered relatively well so far and you just heard about why healthy, happy
communities and the buildings that make them up are important. So I think my role
today will be to talk about how we turn this into action. So I'm going to be talking about
policy and action and what role students, for one, can play in that.
So I'm going to tell you the story of how the University of California system and
it's notoriously slow moving, out of touch Board of Regents actually passed within one
year, a student campaign which I helped lead: perhaps the most comprehensive,
ambitious clean energy, green building policy mandate of any university in the country.
I'll mention what those policy targets are and then talk to you a little bit about- this was
two years ago when the policy was passed, so how's implementation going? Turning
policy into practice, into action. And then share some of the lessons that I think we've
University of California system as Mike mentioned, ten campuses plus five
medical centers plus three national laboratories, plus several hundred thousand acres of
agriculture and natural reserve systems, about 200,000 students, a lot of building space