Staff Engagement

There are several annual conferences and events at which university staff convene to learn and share best practices in sustainability and climate action. The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) brings together higher education professionals from across the state to discuss pertinent issues in sustainability. The UC also organizes with the California State University system and California Community College system to hold the Annual Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards.

Additionally, UCOP manages the Energy Efficiency Partnership Program in partnership with CSU and the state’s four investor-owned utilities. This program provides support for staff trainings in energy efficiency and green building practices.

To help employees make sustainable choices the following employee discounts are available.


UCOP provides a commuter benefits program to staff which offers discounted parking, transit fares and in lot charging stations.

2020 Honda Clarity Incentive PDF

Honda is now offering an additional $500 off a Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid to all UC Faculty and Staff through April 1, 2019.

2019 Nissan LEAF Incentive PDF

Eligible UC customers can receive a $3,500 rebate off MSRP for the 100% electric 2019 Nissan LEAF, and a $2,5000 rebate off MSRP for the 2019 LEAF Plus! Offer expires March 31, 2020.

Million LED Challenge

The Million LED Challenge is a collaboration between the University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges, and Department of General Services with the objective of deploying high-quality, high-efficacy LED light sources to students, staff, faculty, alumni and retirees.