UC Merced Student Lives Sustainable Life

University of California, Merced, is California's newest college campus - and is well on its way to being the greenest. In fact, the campus, which is in the center of the ag-rich San Joaquin Valley, lists environmental awareness as a key value.

Which is where Diane Franklin, a junior, comes in. Sustainability, as this story on the UC Merced Web site states, is her passion.

Franklin was the team manager for the Alliance to Save Energy's (ASE) Green Campus Program at UC Merced as well as the Associated Students at UC Merced commissioner of sustainability.

Students such as Franklin are helping raise the profile of UC Merced, which is becoming an integral player in the effort to make the San Joaquin Valley more green and sustainable.