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Stanford submits application for updated long-term land use permit
November 21, 2016
Stanford study of abandoned oil and gas wells reveals new ways of identifying and fixing the worst methane emitters
November 14, 2016
Battery electric cars are a better choice for reducing emissions than fuel cell vehicles, Stanford study finds
November 14, 2016
What is the future for energy policies?
November 10, 2016
How can the world manage a historic climate agreement?
November 9, 2016
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The latest updates on sustainability at Stanford

New Solar Generating Station will Produce over Half of Stanford’s Electricity

A significant addition to Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) - a program designed to reduce campus GHG emissions by 68% and fossil fuel use by 65% - was unveiled on Friday with the opening of a 155,000-panel solar array in Kern County, CA. The 200-acre solar plant in the western Mojave Desert contains 19.9 million solar cells, enough to meet half of total campus electricity demand. Learn More.
The 1-Minute Trick to Lowering Emissions this Winter
We need YOU to take small actions that can add up to big savings! Pledge to turn off for break by unplugging appliances like personal mini-fridges, lab equipment, and computers. Stanford’s Winter Closure Program plays a critical role in campus energy conservation, resulting in nearly $4 million in energy savings since inception, and continues to avoid upwards of 800 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Fall Lab Share Event Encourages Waste Reduction in Research Space

Approximately $60,000 in research funding was saved and hundreds of pounds of waste diverted in October's Cardinal Green Labs materials sharing event. In conjunction with the Fall Campus Clean-up, more than 50 labs participated in donating good quality items that they no longer needed, which other labs could then claim for themselves. Learn more about ways your lab can reduce waste and equipment costs through the Cardinal Green Labs program.
Stanford Athletics, Energy Upgrade California, & Sustainable Stanford Partner to Receive Game Ball

Stanford Athletics and Energy Upgrade California recognized their partnership with Sustainable Stanford by offering the game ball to Stanford’s Office of Sustainability at last Wednesday's game. The partnership highlights the significant strides that DAPER has made to reduce its environmental footprint, and comes before two Sustainability Game Day Challenges that will take place as a part of RecycleMania. Learn More
Sustainability Champion of the Month
Stanford Tree Transplant Program
Stanford’s tree transplant program, a joint effort between Campus Planning and Buildings & Grounds Maintenance, is responsible for transplanting about 1,165 trees all over campus. Rather than cutting down trees to make way for construction, the transplant team carefully chooses a new site and monitors the trees’ health each week following a transplant. The increased tree cover on campus helps create shade, cool buildings, provides habitat, and mitigates storm water runoff. 
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