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2013

November 6, 2013 – UC Santa Barbara Recognized for ‘Remarkable’ Student-Led Water Conservation Efforts


August 14, 2013 – UCSB Ranks Among Sierra Magazine’s Top 10 ‘Coolest Schools’ for Sustainability


August 14, 2013 – 4 California Colleges Ranked Among Nation’s Greenest Schools


August 5, 2013 – Princeton Review Reports Green Ratings for 832 Colleges for 2014


July 10, 2013 – Sustainability Conference at UCSB Inspires Big Ideas, Promotes Best Practices


July 1, 2013 – Eight New Interpretive Signs Installed at UCSB Natural Campus Areas


May 15, 2013 – Munchin’ on the Sustainable Goods (The Bottom Line)


May 6, 2013 – Registration Open for Statewide Sustainability Conference at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB PA&C)


May 1, 2013 – UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency’s Summit Focuses on a Sustainable Future (UCSB PA&C)


April 17, 2013 – Climate Change Effects on Ocean Species: An Issue of Food Security (The Bottom Line)


April 10, 2013 – Sustainability Efforts Soar, Score at UC Santa Barbara (Noozhawk)


March 21, 2013 – UCSB student project becomes water saving model (KEYT), By Victoria Sanchez


March 18, 2013 – UC Santa Barbara’s Water Action Plan Is the First of Its Kind In the UC System


Santa Barbara Independent Coverage


March 15, 2013 – The Future of Light – Lighting the World (Ep. 4)


March 14, 2013 – UC Santa Barbara Students Win National Sustainability Contest at White House


Santa Barbara Independent Coverage

UCSB GradPost Coverage


March 11, 2013 – Environmentalism’s Next Generation


March 6, 2013 – A 100 Percent Commitment to 0 Percent Waste the Zero Waste Committee (The Bottom Line)


February 25, 2013 – UC Santa Barbara Scientists Develop A Whole New Way of Harvesting Energy from the Sun


February 20, 2013 – The Secret Garden of UCSB (The Bottom Line)


February 12, 2013 – UC Santa Barbara Celebrates the UCSB and UC Natural Reserve Systems


February 6, 2013 – Nanotechnology Center Receives California’s Highest Environmental Honor: UCSB-Bren Faculty Play Leading Roles in Research That is Leading to Safety Policies (The Bottom Line)

January 28, 2013 – Nanotechnology Center Receives California’s Highest Environmental Honor

January 23, 2013 – UCSB’s Water Action Plan: Conserving Today for Tomorrow

January 17, 2013 – Santa Barbara Children Learn About Nature through UCSB Program

January 14, 2013 – UC Santa Barbara Marine Scientists Receive Multimillion-Dollar NSF Grants to Fund Long-Term Research

2012

November 06, 2012 – Conversion of Big Berthas to BigBellies is Big Business

October 13, 2012 – NOAA Celebrates 30 Years of Saving Lives via Satellite

October 1, 2012 – UCSB Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

26 July 2012 – Ellison Hall Achieves LEED Gold Certification

25 July 2012 – UCSB LabRATS in the News

19 July 2012 – UC Santa Barbara Ranks Among Top U.S. Universities in STARS Sustainability Ratings

12 July 2012 – University of California Santa Barbara New Solar Powered BigBelly Units

02 July 2012 – University of California Santa Barbara Travels the Sustainable and Organic Path with Root 217

26 June 2012 – Sustainability Annoucements and Early Bird Deadline Approaching for AASHE 2012

30 May 2012 – Keeping Tabs on Water Taps Can Save Precious Resources

29 May 2012 – UCSB is third on 10 Most Bike-Friendly Campuses Across America

29 May 2012 – A Small Grant and a Few Helping Hands Add Up to Big Water Savings

29 May 2012 – UCSB Hydration Station Renovation

14 May 2012 – UCSB (and Mo Lovegreen) Get Gold STARS for Sustainability Efforts

16 April 2012 – UCSB Scores Three Statewide Best Practice Awards for Sustainability

January 2012 – Secrets revealed: Chemical surplus sharing at colleges and universities—The UCSB surplus chemical web site was mentioned in an article in the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety for having the best surplus chemical website.

2011

2010

The Princeton Review Gives 703 Colleges Green Ratings in New 2011 Editions of its Annual College Guides and Website Profiles of Schools
PR Newswire, August 2, 2010 link is broken

UCSB Makes the Green Rating Honor Roll
Princeton Review, August 2, 2010

UCSB and US Green Building Council Can’t Get Enough of Each Other
Santa Barbara Independent, July 13, 2010

UCSB Earns LEED Honors
EdHat, July 8, 2010

Two UCSB Buildings Receive LEED Certifications
Noozhawk, July 8, 2010

Two UCSB Buildings Received LEED Certifications from Green Building Council
UCSB, July 8, 2010

Taking the Sizzle Out of Summer in the City
NPR, July 8, 2010

UCSB Programs Receive Sustainability Awards
Santa Barbara Indepdendent, June 22, 2010

June 24, 2010 – UCSB (and Geography) Sustainability Has Major Bragging Rights

UCSB Programs to Receive Awards at Statewide Sustainability Conference
Noozhawk, June 18, 2010

UCSB Programs to Receive Awards at Statewide Sustainability Conference
UCSB, June 17, 2010

University Wins California Environmental Leadership Award
UC Office of the President, June 7, 2010

UCSB Recognized for Environmental Sustainability Programs
Daily Nexus, May 24, 2010

2010 Best Practice Award Winners Announced
UC Office of the President, April 29, 2010

Green Fund Picks New Environmental Projects
Daily Nexus, April 27, 2010

UCSB Names Green Initiative Grant Recipients
Noozhawk, April 21, 2010

Green Grant Winners Announced
EdHat, April 21, 2010

Campus Sustainability: Progress and Prognosis
Sustainable Industries, March 31, 2010

What’s Right: University Honored for Bike Paths
KEYT, March 31, 2010

Cycle Routes Reap Rewards
Daily Nexus, March 31, 2010

UCSB Receives Bicycle Friendly Business Gold Award
UCSB, March 9, 2010

Gauchos Will Say Farewell to Seniors Before Blue-Green Game on Saturday
UCSB Athletics, February 26, 2010

First Trayless, UCSB Dining Halls Go Cage Free
Santa Barbara News-Press, February 25, 2010

UCSB Professors Disappointed by Climate Change Gathering
Ventura County Star, January 6, 2010

2009

Energy and Economonics are Focus of New UC Partnership
Bren School, December 1, 2009

The Red Cups of Isla Vista: Are Students Environmentalists or Trashy Citizens?
Santa Barbara Independent, November 14, 2009

Trayless Dining, Composting Prove Sustainable at UCSB
Noozhawk, November 5, 2009

Platter Prohibition Eliminates Excess
Daily Nexus, November 5, 2009

Trayless Dining, Composting Projects Are Sustainability Successes at UCSB
UCSB, November 4, 2009

UCSB Announces First-Ever Sustainability Champions
UCSB, October 22, 2009

UCSB Dining Services Leads Charge to Go Green
The Daily Nexus, October 21, 2009

Blue-Green Rivalry: A Series for Sustainability
UCSB Athletics, October 16, 2009

UCSB Joins Hands with Leading Asian Institute to Develop Green Electronics
UCSB College of Engineering, October 13, 2009

Students Start Program to Educate Elementary Kids
Daily Nexus, October 12, 2009

UC Buildings Go Green
Daily Nexus, September 25, 2009

College Plans Sustainability Minor
The Dartmouth, August 25, 2009

Does Higher Learning Mean Green Learning?
Greenopia, August 24, 2009

UCSB Students Screen Environmental Films Friday
Santa Barbara Independent, August 20, 2009

UCSB’s Bren Hall Recognized for Being Super Green
Santa Barbara Independent, August 11, 2009

UCSB’s Bren Hall is Nation’s First Building to Earn ‘Double Platinum’ Rating for Sustainability
UCSB, August 10, 2009

Academic Senate Work Group Seeks Proposals for Sustainability Champion
93106, June 22, 2009

How Green is Your Campus?
Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2009

Sustainability Conference Walks the Walk
The Daily Sound, June 18, 2009

UCSB to Host UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference
UCSB, June 16, 2009

UCSB to Score Fuel Cell
Daily Nexus, May 27, 2009

UCSB’s San Clemente Graduate Student Housing Project Receives Gold Certification from Green Building Council
UCSB, May 12, 2009

UCSB Writing Program Honors Students for Entrepreneurship, Sustainability
Noozhawk, May 6, 2009

Stimulus Money Grants UCSB $19M for Energy Research
Santa Barbara Independent, April 30, 2009

UCSB Spends to Save Energy
Daily Nexus, April 21, 2009

Weighty Diversions – Recycling Keeps Rolling
Santa Barbara Independent, February 14, 2009

DLG to Test Compost Initiative
Daily Nexus, February 4, 2009

Sustainability Report: 2008 was a Green Year at UC
UC Newsroom, February 3, 2009

Compsoting Program Launches at UCSB
The Daily Sound, January 28, 2009

UCSB Launches Pilot Composting Program
UCSB, January 22, 2009

Student, Staff, and Faculty at UCSB Invest in Local Farmer
Press Release, January 22, 2009

UCSB Conference Focuses on Issues of Food Sustainability and Security
93106, January 21, 2009

UCSB Goes for the Green in RecycleMania Contest
93106, January 12, 2009
Noozhawk, January 12, 2009

2008

Clean and Green
Our University, December 2008

UCSB LabRATS Honored
Santa Barbara Independent, December 9, 2008

UCSB Unveils Solar Project
Daily Sound, December 6, 2008

UCSB Nationally Recognized For Green Cleaning Practices
KCOY, December 4, 2008

UC Receives Multiple ‘Go Beyond’ Sustainability Awards in R&D Magazine
UC Office of the President, December 1, 2008

Dorms Work to Become More Green
Daily Nexus, November 21, 2008

Janitors Get Green Award
Daily Nexus, November 10, 2008

University Custodians Win Green Cleaning Award
Cleaning & Maintenance Management, November 10, 2008

UCSB Custodians Win Green Cleaning Award
UCSB, November 5, 2008

93106 Covers Multiple Topics on Sustainability
93106, November 3, 2008

UCSB Seeks New Green Proposals
Daily Nexus, October 28, 2008

I.V. School Goes Green
Daily Nexus, October 21, 2008

A.S. to Recycle, Compete
Daily Nexus, October 15, 2008

I.V. Co-Op Reduces Prices
Daily Nexus, October 7, 2008

UCSB Students Are Being Told the Environment Will Be a Campus Priority
KEYT, September 22, 2008

A Sustainability Blitz at UC Santa Barbara
93106, September 22, 2008

As School Year Begins, UCSB Embarks on Sustainability Blitz
Nooshawk, September 21, 2008

UCSB LabRATS Win National Award
UCSB, September 17, 2008

Guide to the Village Green
Santa Barbara Independent, August 21, 2008

UC a “Shining Star” for College Campuses in Sustainability
Sierra Magazine – Green College Guide, September/October, 2008

Ten of the Greenest Colleges in AmericaSchools That Are Ahead of the Class in Going Green
The Daily Green, July, 2008

UC Santa Barbara Recreation Center Gains Green Building Certification
UCSB, June 2, 2008

UCSB to Sustain New Environmental Program
Daily Nexus, May 2, 2008

Chancellor Approves Sustainability Plan; Goals Include Zero Waste and Slashing CO2
93106, April 28, 2008

UC Santa Barbara Adopts Comprehensive Sustainability Plan
UCSB, April 21, 2008

Smell Something?
Santa Barbara Independent, April 12, 2008

UCSB Takes Action on Climate Change with Cool Plant Project
Sun Herald, April 8, 2008

UC Santa Barbara Cutting GHG Emissions with Host of Energy- and Water-Saving Measures
Flex Your Power, April 2, 2008

Petroleum Geologist Jeffrey J. Brown to Talk on the Impact of ‘Peak Oil Exports
UCSB, March 31, 2008

University Attempts New ‘Green’ Ranking
The Orion, March 12, 2008

Institute for Energy Efficiency Launched at UCSB
UCSB, February 28, 2008

Chico State One of 90 Campus Signed Up for Sustainability Ranking
Chico News & Review, February 28, 2008

Students’ Green Fund Helps Finanace Sustainability
93106, January 7, 2008

2007

Simple Energy Solutions Help Save An Ailing Environment
Daily Nexus, November 20, 2007

Putting Green into GE
Fall 2007

Flexcar Expands Membership, Adds Zipcar Services
Fall 2007

Water Flushed Away With New Dry Urinals
Daily Nexus, November 15, 2007

TGIF Funds Greenhouse and Garden Project
Fall 2007

Writing Program Curriculum Integrates Sustainable Business Practices
Fall 2007

Sierra Magazine ranks the UC #4 ‘coolest’ University
Sierra, October 25, 2007

UCSB Scholars Aided Nobel Peace Prize Work
UCSB, October 16, 2007

Campus Sustainability Week Highlights UCSB’s Plans
October 2007

UCSB Wins Santa Barbara Green Award
Green Difference, September 2007

TGIF Website Welcomes Sustainability Suggestions
Daily Nexus, May 11, 2007

Composting in Name of Sustainability Means Time to Send in the Worms
93106, April 30, 2007

TGIF Moves Forward With Greener Plans
Daily Nexus, April 16, 2007

All UCs Sign Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitment
Daily Nexus, March 9, 2007

Ellison Hall To Recycle With Worms
Daily Nexus, February 27, 2007

University Groups Honor Chancellor for Green Efforts
Daily Nexus, May 8, 2007

Mark Peppers, U.C. Santa Barbara, Accepts Energy Efficiency Award
Flex Your Power Awards, 2007

UCSB Wins National Wildlife Federation Competition
UCSB, April 18, 2007

UCSB and Global Green events to focus on schools
Green Options blog – June 16, 2007

New Energy for Campuses
The Apollo Alliance, 2007

New LEED Trends Article
Urban Land, February 2007

Draft Campus Sustainability Plan-93106 Faculty and Staff News
UCSB, January 2007

2006

UCSB Embarks on Sustainability Program for Existing Buildings
UCSB, December 7, 2006

Sustainable UCSB Building Gains LEED Honors
Daily Nexus, November 27, 2006

Smooth Operation – LEED-EB is a blueprint for green operations and maintenance
Building Operating Management, September 2006 Issue

New Energy for Campuses Energy-Saving Policies for Colleges and Universities
Apollo Alliance, Energy Action, 2006

UCSB Recognized as Climate Action Leader by California Registry
California Climate Action Registry, May 17, 2006

Building Green – Santa Barbara Student Center Seeking Silver Status
california.construction.com, February 2006

UC Santa Barbara’s Girvetz Hall Receives LEED EB Silver
AASHE Bulletin, March 3, 2006

UCSB sets out on a course to go beyond green
Santa Barbara News Press, January 2, 2006

2005

2004

Girvetz To Turn Green for Good of Environment
Daily Nexus, November 8, 2004