Low-Impact Living
How we live can lead to greater sustainability.

Learn about the UC's technical and social solutions for improving transportation, productivity and comfort within buildings, efficient water use, urban planning, and environmental justice.

We take a close look at wires, pipes, roads, bike paths, and canals. Everywhere we look there are ways to decrease our impact on our finite natural resources, wildlife, and each other.

Building a brighter future means incorporating innovations as a society and making personal commitments to living lightly.

Date: 7/5/2018
Global warming due to CO2 emissions from fossil fuels remains an urgent issue that must be addressed. With the largest share of energy-related CO2 emissions in the US from coming transportation, it is critical to replace fossil fuels for powering vehicles. A team of researchers from UC Merced is developing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for powering vehicles at TEEL, the Thermal and Electrochemical Energy Laboratory. Working on novel catalyst synthesis, membrane electrode assembly integration, multiphysics simulation, cell design and diagnostics and system integration, the goal of TEEL is to enable hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to achieve sustainable energy use in the future.

Date: 6/9/2017
The third class of UC Global Food Initiative student fellows from University of California campuses throughout the state who gathered for a springtime field trip in the Central Valley to learn more about the relationships between food, farming and the environment, share about their work on UC's efforts to sustainably feed the world's growing population. Recorded on 04/28/2017.

Date: 5/5/2017
Researchers from UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) have developed an innovative remote sensing network to provide real-time assessment of California snow pack in order to better manage water supplies for a variety of users.