UC Sustainability

UC Sustainability

Get Involved

New to the University of Cincinnati? Perhaps you've been here for awhile but just learned about UC|sustainability. Either way, you can start adding value to our culture of sustainability and decreasing our community's environmental impact today! See below for some of the convenient sustainability initiatives that help Bearcats go green every day!

If you would like to help make decisions and take action, join PACES or its student sub-committee, the sustainUC coalition. The coalition is composed of dozens of UC students and several student organizations - there's sure to be one that's right for you.

To receive a weekly newsletter with opportunities to get involved, join the UC Sustainability listserv: green@listserv.uc.edu

Events and News

News and Info

Join the Green Listserv for general environmental and sustainability news and events in the University of Cincinnati community.

UC has a regular series of lectures and films related to sustainability. These engaging documentaries, fiction films, and shorts all capture the diverse sustainability movement in unique ways. All film screenings are free and open to the public.

Students, staff, and faculty can earn an Environmental Literacy Certificate of Achievement by attending a variety of programs offered by the Office of Sustainability.

PACES (President's Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability) is an All-University Committee founded in 2003 as the Environmental Sustainability Committee, meets monthly and is composed of students, faculty, and staff and is open to all.

Follow UC|sustainability on social media to stay connected: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.

Choose Sustainable Transportation

Transportation

Zipcar service maintains 24-hour access for students, faculty, and staff over 18 years of age to reserve a car by the hour or by the day.

Zimride is an online ride-matching service that easily connects drivers and passengers for carpooling.

The Bike Kitchen maintains the fleet of the Bearcat Bike Share and provides an informal atmosphere for the UC community to learn about bike repair, bike safety, commuting, and to use the resources to do simple repairs on their own bikes.

The UC*Metro Program offers discount transportation options to eligible enrolled UC students and UC employees for use when riding Metro regional buses or Access mini-buses.

The University of Cincinnati has three electric vehicle charging stations.

Sustainability in Action

Go Green Today

Consider the environment before printing. Select duplex (double-sided) mode for all necessary printing.

Turn off lights when room is not occupied. Turn off your computer monitor if you aren't going to use your PC for more than 20 minutes. Turn off both the CPU and monitor if you're not going to use your PC for more than 2 hours.

Learn what you can recycle at the University of Cincinnati.

Email green@uc.edu to volunteer for on and off campus sustainability events.

Drink tap water from a reusable water bottle.

For more tips on going green, see this Worldwatch Institute list.

Take the UC|sustainability Pledge: I pledge to live a more sustainable lifestyle. I will consider the environmental, social and economic impact of my daily decisions and make every effort to reduce my ecological footprint. I will also share my individual sustainability efforts with others at the University of Cincinnati and in my community.