The University of California at Davis Medical Center, located in Sacramento California is one of the foremost teaching hospitals in the nation. It is directly related to the University of California at Davis Medical School. It is the only level I Trauma Center in the region. University of California at Davis Medical Center facilities hosts many standards in teaching and medical information. They are indeed a leader in one of the most ecologically friendly states in the USA.
It is surprising therefore that the University of California at Davis Medical Center uses Styrofoam cups as a cheap alternative to more ecologically conscious cups.
This petition acknowledges the leadership position of the University of California at Davis Medical Center and urges the regents of the University of California and specifically, the chancellors of the University of California at Davis to look into a more ecologically conscious alternative to the styrofoam cup.
Additionally, this petition acknowledges that the medical center's cafeteria already has turned to recyclable and/or industrially compostable food carrying items including cups, glasses, containers, straws and utensils.
It would be very easy for the University to switch from the toxic and environmentally catastrophic styrofoam cup to the more biologically friendly cups used in it's own cafeteria.
Recently, the University has implemented a sustainability program and this petition would like to acknowledge these great steps but urge the University to make a giant leap with the use of a viable alternatives to the styrofoam cup.
California is indeed one of the pioneers of ecological solutions for sustainability. This petition urges the University of California as a whole to continue to be one of the leaders in the ecologically friendly state of California.