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Zero-Waste Event

Our commitment

At UC Merced, we strive to be as intentionally green and sustainable as possible; We still have a lot of work to do.  The Margo Souza Student Leadership Center takes this initiative seriously, and we consider you our ally.  The UC Merced Leadership Conference is a zero-waste event.  This means that we've made as many decisions as possible to prevent excess waste.  Nothing we provide will be put into a landfill.  Our marketing is made to be reused, recycled, or upcycled as gifts.  And food will be locally sourced within California.  

Here's how you can help

1.  Bring your own reusable water bottle for the day.  Make sure that it has your name or a clear sticker that signifies the bottle is yours.  Make sure to bring it with you wherever you go.

2.  Make sure to dispose of any material in its appropriate bin.  Signs and staff can help you recylce and compost accordingly.

3.  Make sustainability a habit that others aspire to do as well.  Encourage your friends to make conscious sustainable decisions.  10-seconds of awkwardness can make a huge impact.  

To find out more about UC Merced's sustainability goals, rescources, and zero waste commitment, visit the campus sustainability website.