Who are we?

The Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee is made up of faculty, staff, and students who work and study in Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee. This includes the departments of Sociology, Communications, Political Science, Film Studies and Geography as well as the Institute for Computational Earth System Science (ICESS).

Geography Green Award

Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee in the News!

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

Ellison Hall To Recycle With Worms
Daily Nexus, Feb. 27, 2007

What has the committee done?

Plastic BottleswormsEli, Nina, and RustleRecycling Waste

Established an entirely new recycling program that includes recycling of plastic bags, glossy paper and textbooks, electronic waste, and more!

Set up vermicomposting (composting with worms), and established multiple successful volunteer days.

Created over 100 turn off the light signs for the building and identified opportunities for energy savings
Jacobson 199 Ellison Energy

Received a grant from The Green Initiative Fund (Ellison Hall Sustainability) for our new Zero Waste Campaign

Also, AS Recycling awarded Geography as being the #1 Green Department on Campus for the 2006-2007. They specifically noted that Geography received the award not only for our work within the department, but for the work of the Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee.

Want to learn more about the committee? Email krispi@umail.ucsb.edu to receive The Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee Quarterly Newsletter or check our current campaign page for updates (link to campaigns page)