Action Today

The University of California, Santa Barbara is committed to taking actions today for a better tomorrow.

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Academics
47% of Departments offer at least one course related to sustainability


Water
Potable water decreased 21% in 2013/2014 compared to the previous year


Built Environment
UCSB has over 2 Million square feet of building space certified under the LEED rating system


Climate Change
Achieved 2014 GHG Reduction Target (2000 Levels)

Climate ActionCommunity Partnerships
At least 6 ongoing sustainability programs which partner with the community


Economic Sustainability
TGIF and Coastal Fund give students the opportunity to learn about grant-making and to be their own funders


Energy
Electricity use per square foot was reduced by 36% over the past 10 years. Natural Gas use has been reduced 15% as compared to the prior year.


Food
41% of all food purchases for the dining commons are locally grown or distributed


Landscape and Biotic Environment
Our landscapes filter stormwater


Purchasing
All equipment purchased is Energy Star (when an Energy Star option is available)


Social Equity
At least 6 ongoing sustainability programs which partner with the community


Transportation
10 Miles of Class 1 Bike Paths.

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Waste
70% Waste Diversion Rate.


Suggestions
What else do you think UCSB should be doing to be more sustainable?