UCI earned two awards at the 2014 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Shown here with these awards are Anne Krieghoff, Facilities Management Sustainability Manager, and Wendell Brase, Vice Chancellor of Administrative and Business Services and Co-Chair of UC President Janet Napolitano's Global Climate Leadership Council.
Anne accepted the Innovative Waste Reduction Award for UCI's continued improvement in its landfill waste diversion from large-scale events. Starting out with a diversion rate of less than 5 percent, the campus's Zero Waste events now divert an impressive 90 percent of waste from landfills. At such events, trash receptacles are accompanied by recycling and composting bins. Students and volunteers stand next to the bins to educate participants about which bin their waste should go in.
Wendell Brase won the Sustainability Champion Award for his tireless efforts in promoting sustainability at UCI and across the UC system both nationally and internationally. This was the only individual award given at the conference.