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.

Staff at individual UC locations are encouraged to visit their location's sustainability website. To help employees make sustainable choices the following employee discounts are available.

2020-2021 BMW Incentives

BMW is offering UC exclusive incentives and offers. BMW is offering an $11,000 purchase and finance incentive on the i3 model. BMW is offering incentives on various PHEVs.


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

2020-2021 Honda Clarity Incentive PDF

Honda is now offering an additional $500 off a Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid to all UC Faculty and Staff for 2020-2021

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.

2021 Nissan LEAF Incentive PDF

Eligible UC customers can receive $8,500 Nissan LEAF Cash Back off 2020 LEAF & LEAF PLUS and up to $7,500 potential Federal tax credit. UC customers can receive $7,500 Nissan LEAF Cash Back off 2021 LEAF & LEAF Plus and up to $7,500 potential Federal tax credit. Expires May 3, 2021.