What is the Big Shift?
The Regents of the University of California set a goal for all the UC's to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. UC Davis has a plan to get there and it involves a series of shifts:
- Shifting our investments to dramatically decrease our reliance on fossil fuels
- Shifting our energy supplies to those with renewable resources
- Shifting our commitment, as a campus community, to reinforcing these changes with our own behavior
Innovations we implemented as a campus have garnered us the title of our nation’s number one most sustainable university and we've got plans to do more.
In spring of 2020, we launched a large-scale construction project that literally lays the groundwork for ultimately reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, while immediately decreasing our energy and water use — we call it the Big Shift.
It's going to get messy, but it's worth it.