End of Year Report, Celebration, & Planning
Thursday 28 May 2009 11:30 am - 3:30pm Arborteum, UCSC
Please join us for an end of the year Sustainability Gathering! We will
celebrate the year's successes and set goals for next year.
Also included will be updates from the Sustainability Working Groups,
the Chancellor's Council on Climate Change, and student organizations.
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8th Annual UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference
Working Our Way to Zero
June 21st-24th, 2009
Hosted at UCSB
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT EXTENDED TO MAY 26TH!!
Find Out More...
**Learn from staff, students, and faculty who have championed
sustainability on their campuses.
**Network with key stakeholders across the state; last year 90 campuses
sent representatives to attend the conference, including all 10 UC campuses, 21
of the 23 CSU campuses, 43 community colleges, and 16 private and out of state
**Experience a zero waste and zero net emissions event.
available, find out more.
Last Chance to Comment - Take Action Today!
Chancellor Blumenthal has released the draft Climate Action Plan! More
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|Welcome to UCSC Campus Sustainability Updates!
Communication, and Outreach for Sustainability (ECOS) Working Group and
the Sustainability Office will be sending these out 1-3 times per quarter.
These updates will:
- Provide information to campus sustainability advocates about
efforts, successes, and opportunities at UCSC.
- Inform readers about
initiatives at other UC's, California campuses, or the wider world of
campus sustainability that relate to activities at UCSC.
UCSC has created its first ever official Sustainability Vision Statement:
UC Santa Cruz strives to integrate sustainability into every aspect of research, teaching, and public service...Read the complete statement.
UCSC Green Building
has taken another step in increasing its sustainability by obtaining
its first LEED certification--the internationally recognized "green"
standard for buildings. More
The STEPS Institute at UCSC announces the 2009 Benjamin Hammett Award for Research on Climate Change. Graduate and Undergraduate proposals for research funds are due May 30, 2009. More
UCSC partners with NASA
UCSC, Foothill-De Anza Community College and NASA Ames Research Center partner to create a green research campus in Silicon Valley. MoreUCSC Climate Action Plan
University of California, Santa Cruz has just completed its first draft
of the Climate Action Plan. The UCSC Climate Action Plan outlines the current UCSC Greenhouse Gas Inventory and provides strategies to reduce emissions. Download the plan from the Sustainability Website.City Water Restrictions
The Santa Cruz City Council voted on April 28th to institute
restrictions on water use beginning May 1. The City Council declared a
"Stage 2-Water Shortage Warning," with the goal of reducing water use
in its service area by 15 percent. The restrictions, following three
consecutive years with less-than-normal rainfall, continue through
Going Green Saves UC $12 MillionSustainability saves UC campuses millions of dollars! MoreUCR Unveils Sustainability Plan
UC Riverside unveiled a wide-ranging sustainability plan Monday that
outlines hundreds of goals ranging from being waste-free by 2020 to replacing a
water-hogging dining hall dishwasher. More (1)(2)
UCSB scores $19M in stimulus money
UC Santa Barbara has landed $19 million in federal stimulus
money for new energy research. The money came from the U.S. Department
of Energy and aims to create jobs in addition to advancing technology.
See: Daily Nexus
UCI's Student Center earns LEED Gold certification
UC Irvines new Student Center has been awarded Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building
Council. The 287,000-square-foot social hub at UCI is the state's first
student center to receive LEED gold certification. More
UCI's Sustainable Transportation
Programs Earn EPA Environmental Achievement Award
UC Irvines effort to reduce congestion and improve air quality
through sustainable transportation programs was recognized Thursday, April 16,
with an outstanding achievement award from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Events & Opportunities
California Energy Efficiency Summit
August 2-6th, 2009 Sacramento
State University, Sacramento CA.This summit will focus on energy
efficiency, specifically examining the state of California. This
program is open to 40 college students from California Universities
currently studying related topics. More
Festival at the UCSC Life Lab Garden Classroom, Sat. May 30th, 10am-2pm, UCSC Farm
Celebrate Life Lab's 30th Birthday Party with garden-fair activities for young and old at the Garden Classroom. More
UCSC Spring Environmental Studies Department Awards, Deadline: May 29, 2009
Earthbound Farm; the Terence Freitas Award; the Surfrider/Skye Kasander Award
Applications available Room 405 ISB; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. More
|Thanks for reading our 1st UCSC Greening the Campus Newsletter!
We welcome your feedback on how to make this newsletter a valuable resource for the campus community.
And, if you'd like us to add any of your announcements, events, achievements, or other sustainability related news, please contact
us asap so we can get it in the next addition.
The Campus Sustainability Office Team
UCSC Sustainability Outreach Coordinator
UCSC Sustainability Coodinator
Chancellor's Undergraduate Sustainability Office Intern
UCSC Sustainability Office Website Intern
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