Earth Week Activities

Outdoor Zoom Yoga

Starting Monday, April 19 at 6 a.m.

Join us for outdoor Yoga as we Salute the Sun and start off Earth Week. This yoga session was recorded and you can access it at any time here.

Succulent Planting

Tuesday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Learn how to successfully plant your own succulent. All supplies (plant, pot and soil) provided for pick up! Registration required, limited number of tickets available. We will be playing a few fun games during the class. There will be prizes!

Facebook Live with Executive Chef Santana Diaz

Wednesday, April 21 at 12 Noon 

Join us to prepare a recipe made from locally sourced sustainable food with Executive Chef Santana Diaz.

The State of Sustainability at UC Davis Health

Thursday, April 22 at 12 Noon

Hear how far we have come and learn more about our current sustainability projects and programs. We will be playing interactive games through the program and giving out prizes along the way! 

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David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet  - Virtual Movie Screening

Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

Please spend the evening with us and enjoy naturalist, David Attenborough’s new film virtually, with a short introduction from our Sustainability Director, Colleen McCormick.

UC Davis Health Honored by Practice Greenhealth

UC Davis Health was recognized for its environmental excellence by Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit organization founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and best practices in the health care community. The specific accolades included:

• The Emerald Award for outstanding hospitals focused on advanced sustainability programs.
• The Greening the OR Recognition Award, which recognizes hospitals that have made substantial strides in improving environmental performance in the operating room. 
• Two Circles of Excellence Awards for Climate and Green Building: The Climate Circle highlights visionary hospitals taking the lead on tracking and measurement of CO2 emissions, and overall climate program development, while the Green Building Circle is presented to hospitals that have demonstrated LEED and other innovative green building achievements over the past five years. 

Congratulations to all the teams involved in these tremendous efforts!

Spotlight on Sustainability

Central PlantOur periodic review of sustainable practices looks at the LEED process. Learn more »


A New Standard: Drought-tolerant Landscaping

Xeriscaping at Hospital entranceOur response to the drought is well-illustrated by the new look of the Ellipse and surrounds at the hospital entrance.  Grass was replaced with a combination of artificial turf and drought-tolerant plants.  The new plants should really pop by Spring.