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Environmental Stewardship

View of surrounding pastures and sunset.

UC Merced continues to be an example of how to conserve resources

UC Merced's campus expansion project expanded access to the university in a way that minimized impacts on the natural and built environments, encouraged compact land development, and provided immediate and long-term environmental benefits to the campus and the community for generations to come.

Built on a foundation of sustainability leadership

UC Merced has created a long-range vision for a vibrant campus based on sustainable planning and design principles. From energy-efficient buildings to waste-reduction strategies, UC Merced’s leadership has received state, national and international recognition. The Merced 2020 Project has built on that foundation as the campus adds an array of LEED Gold certified facilities.     Please click here to learn more about our environmental goals...

Environmental Planning Documents