Ken Hiltner created the Environmental Humanities Initiative to teach students and staff how they can use the humanities to understand our environment and mitigate climate change.
Steve Allison developed an integrative training program for climate scholars that utilizes the expertise of multi-disciplinary faculty and non-academic partners. These scholars will translate big ideas into tangible climate solutions.
Sue Carter established the sustainability lab (S-lab) to promote reductions in carbon emissions and sustainable use of natural resources. The S-lab provides students with indoor and outdoor laboratory space and educational tools and resources.
Mike Dawson created the LINES project (Leadership & INnovation in Environment and Sustainability) to connect campus leaders and the community. This project uses lines—such as shorelines, treelines, and skylines—to explore how climate change is affecting natural systems.
Alex Hall developed an educational and public outreach project to “downscale” information from global climate models. He is creating high-resolution projections of future climate at the neighborhood scale. This will give communities the knowledge of how climate change will affect them in their own backyards.
Gretchen Hofmann created a team of climate change outreach specialists who are skilled in communication about issues important to the California coast.
Kurt Kornbluth works with UC Davis facilities management to identify on-campus opportunities for carbon reduction. He has also created new climate-focused, project-based curriculum through his collaborations with faculty from multiple disciplines.
Claire Napawan expanded her collaborative work using social media to bring climate change awareness. With #OurChangingClimate she is encouraging diverse communities to critique their every day environment through the lens of climate change.
Robert (Skip) Pomeroy collaborated with centers and faculty to use marine algae as a source of clean energy. With this algae-based biofuel, his team has built a surfboard and fueled a motorcycle. He will help us surf our way into a sustainable future.