UCSF Housing Services Brings Sustainability Home


Published on April 03, 2018

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UCSF’s Housing Sustainability Guy

James Palmer, UCSF Facilities and Projects Analyst at UCSF Housing Services, is known as UCSF’s housing sustainability guy. Palmer has a personal interest in waste reduction because of his concern about the harmful impacts of the waste that ends up in the oceans. Each month he includes a sustainability tip in the newsletter he sends out to his 1,500 tenants, encouraging sustainable behaviors at home. He also has been busy implementing some simple strategies to reduce energy and water use, such as installing LED lights, installing low-flow showerheads, and putting aerators on faucets. Spring sustainability baskets were delivered on Friday, March 23 to 173 units at UCSF’s Aldea San Miguel Complex. The baskets consisted of compost bags, an LED light bulb, and a Dr. Bronner’s 18 in 1 Hemp Citrus Pure Castile Soap, a natural, earth-friendly cleaning solution.  Read more!