Herbicide-Free Campus

Herbicide-Free Campus’s mission is to stop the use of toxic herbicides across all University of California campuses.

This campaign has three major components:

  • Groundskeeper Support & Engagement
  • Student Education
  • Research

Herbicide-Free Campus teaches students how to cultivate the necessary relationships with groundskeepers and learn the landscape needs of the campus, as well as what specific information and resources groundskeepers need in order to reduce herbicide usage. The campaign also provides resources in the form of data, student support and financial support, as well as training and instruction for groundskeepers in alternative maintenance methods that promote sustainability. In order to institutionalize these efforts across the UC system, the campaign offers support to develop a consensus-based language for university policy as well as a system-wide best practices guide for campus units implementing this policy.