USC’s unofficial school color? Green

USC President Carol L. Folt set a vision for the 21st-century university during her inaugural address in 2019 — environmentally friendly practices paired with applied research insights that would make a tangible global impact.

Amid several campus events and programs celebrating Earth Week 2022, Folt has made her most impactful move yet — transitioning USC from non-biodegradable plastic beverage bottles to more sustainable packaging in partnership with university vendors. According to Folt, the phase-out of single-use plastics is long overdue.

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