Environmental stewardship is a broad effort that requires the participation of many different groups at UCSF. Sustainability initiatives, building design / retrofitting, contractor activities, research techniques, university policy, and UCSF community awareness / behavior all have an impact on the environment. With the understanding that protection of the environment is everyone’s responsibility, UCSF Environmental Programs collaborates with several other UCSF departments to achieve our goals. UCSF programs that are close partners with Environmental Programs include: