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Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability was created in 2008, as part of a commitment to making sustainability an integral and strategic aspect of UC Davis' future.

What we do

The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS) develops, leads and coordinates sustainability efforts throughout the UC Davis campus. Staff members create strategies and plans to improve campus operations, work to implement the UC Office of the President's sustainability policy, establish sustainability metrics for UC Davis, and inspire the community to work toward a sustainable future.

The office also participates in the planning and design of campus development projects, reviews the environmental impacts of these projects, formulates mitigation measures for potential impacts and oversees an ongoing mitigation monitoring program.

The office includes the Waste Reduction and Recycling program, which has a lead role in helping promote, coordinate and report recycling and other waste reduction efforts on campus aimed at reaching the University of California goal of zero waste by 2020.

Where we are

Our offices are located on the fourth floor of Mrak Hall. Mrak Hall has bike parking on the north and east sides of building, and is a short walk from several Unitrans lines. There are also one-hour parking meters on the south side of Mrak Hall, and $8 visitor parking in the South Entry Parking Structure. Our mailing address is:

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
436 Mrak Hall
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Who we are