A Call for Student Action!

Written by Victoria Mansfield “Climate change” action: what do these words mean to the average college student? To some, it may simply mean changing personal daily behaviors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To others, it also includes taking part in a large...

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) 2014-15 application deadline is fast approaching, and I wanted to let you know about this great opportunity to get your campus green project funded! TGIF is a student-governed grant supported by a $3.47 lock-in fee that every UCSB...

Sustainability tips for holiday gift giving

It is the time of year for giving so I thought I would share with you some sustainability tips for holiday gift giving. Wrap your gifts with newspaper, the Sunday comics or crossword puzzle make great wrapping paper. Give socially conscious gifts! Fair trade Organic...

Setting the context for global climate catastrophe.

Emily Williams, Campaign Director, California Student Sustainability Coalition, UCSB alum 2013 Check out her blog Trudging along through the muggy heat of Lima at the UN Climate Conference, nothing would indicate that we were standing at a conference that is slated to...

What UCSB Is Doing to Make Our Campus Waste-Free

By Josh Ortiz For those who don’t know, the term “waste diversion” refers to the practice of keeping waste from going to landfills. The idea is to find some other way of putting the waste to use so that it doesn’t end up polluting our planet (i.e., reuse and recycle)....