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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 increasing our community's positive 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:

To volunteer with us, visit:


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.

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.


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Sustainability Volunteers at FCC Game

Go Green Today

The choices we make help to shape the world that we live in. Many things that reduce our carbon footprint also have other positive benefits, such as walking and biking for transportation, which is good for our health and helps to build community. 

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 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.