Sustainability as a Core Value

At UCSB everyone is responsible for sustainability! UCSB Sustainability helps foster a “culture of sustainability” through supporting campus-wide sustainability efforts, coordinating program development, and publicizing the sustainability work of staff, faculty and students- our greatest renewable resource! UCSB has been a national leader in environmental activism and sustainability for the past 40 years. Surrounded by beautiful coastline, it’s no wonder that Gauchos are excited about protecting our environment and creating a sustainable tomorrow on the South Coast.

Action Today for Tomorrow

2015/2016 Highlights

  • The League of American Bicyclists recognized UCSB as a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly University (BFU). The campus has held the designation since 2011, when the awards program first launched.
  • UCSB won a 2016 Best Practice Award in the annual Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Awards contest presented at CHESC for our partnership with Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District to launch a new route to service campus, Isla Vista and Goleta.
  • UCSB broke ground on a multi-site solar photovoltaic project. In aggregate, this project will deliver over 5 megawatts of onsite renewable energy production at the UCSB main campus.


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