Student Housing and Dining Services Sustainability Commitment

Student Housing and Dining Services (SHDS) fosters a culture of sustainability at UC Davis through institutional change and active engagement with students and staff to encourage behavior change. SHDS has a commitment to the continued development and implementation of sustainable practices and programs.

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is a complex, intersectional issue. The UN World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, defines sustainability as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (1987).

Sustainable practices support social, economic, and environmental vitality for our campus and the global community. Sustainability is about people, collaboration, and community. Each and every one of us are vital in helping us achieve a more sustainable future for generations to come.

UC Sustainability Policy

The UC Office of Sustainability develops, coordinates, and supports campus sustainability efforts throughout the UC system. The UC Sustainable Practices Policy guides sustainability efforts across the ten campuses and other university facilities in ten areas of sustainable practice:

  • Green Building Design
  • Clean Energy
  • Climate Protection
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Sustainable Building Operation
  • Zero Waste
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Sustainable Foodservices
  • Sustainable Water Systems
  • Sustainability at UC Health

Learn more about UC Sustainability.

Our Progress

UC Sustainability

The UC tracks progress towards sustainability goals in the UC Annual Report on Sustainable Practices. You can view the UC progress, including the UC Davis progress, online.