Stop using styrofoam cups
  • Petitioning The University of California at Davis Medical Center

This petition will be delivered to:

UC Regents
The University of California at Davis Medical Center
Sustainability Manager, UC Davis Dining Services
Dani Lee
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Sid England

Stop using styrofoam cups

    1. paul mcmanus
    2. Petition by

      paul mcmanus

      Boston, MA

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.

To:
The University of California at Davis Medical Center, UC Regents
Dani Lee, Sustainability Manager, UC Davis Dining Services
Sid England, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Stop using styrofoam cups

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Donna Shields PARIS, TN
      • 8 months ago

      Think! Why are you still using styrofoam? Don't answer, just stop using them please. You know why.

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    • Kymm Thomas PALM DESERT, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Because it's a no brainer!! Come on UC Davis! Really?!?!?

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      • 9 months ago

      We have to be conscious about what we are doing! i want my children to visit the island and to find the paradise it was before. I want the animals to be respected, as well as life in its purest form

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    • Jennifer DuClos WARWICK, RI
      • 9 months ago

      Switching from styrofoam to a paper cup is a no brainer. Styrofoam is terrible for the environment. Come on UC. Time to be a changemaker and lead the way...Check out Harvard's green pledge - the whole University has made numerous small changes to go green. UC can easily do the same. Makes a huge difference.

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    • Kim Teggerdine HOWELL, MI
      • 9 months ago

      The ocean is my passion.. IT MUST BE SAVED from Us humans

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