‘Waste Not, Want Not’

‘Taking Root’

‘A Sustainability Star’

‘Inside, Outside and Beyond’


Sharing a Vision for Sustainability

Farm Aid


‘Innovation and Creativity’

Labwork- UCSB LabRATS program takes sustainability into science labs, saving water, waste and energy

Top U.S. Cities for Green Transportation

Bee Friendly

Gold For Green

Case Closed? Depends on Who You Ask

Not-So-Simple Green

Crusader for Justice

Cultivating a Healthy Lifestyle

Going Platinum


Climate Commitment pledge

A Win-Win

Climate Champions

UC Only University to Join Coalition Led by Bill Gates to Invest in Climate Change Solutions

Presidential Recognition

UC Carbon Neutrality Fellows Tackle Big Climate Problems

10 faculty honored for contributions to UC initiatives

UC joins White House Climate Pledge

A Decade of Green Grants

Toward Carbon Neutrality

Striking Bicycle Gold

Environmental Heroes

New Food Fellows

UCSB Aims to Win Sustainability Competition

A Shared Vision for Sustainability

Play it Cool

All Aboard

UC’s Sustainability Champion

Smart on Water

An Appetite for Food Reform

A Champion for Sustainability

Practice Makes Perfect

Farm Team

UCSB voted As the 3rd Greenest University in The Nation

Reducing Energy Use

Greenest Public University in the U.S.

Tackling Food Insecurity

Joining Forces for Food Justice

LEED Lab in action: University of California, Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara goes lights out to win energy conservation contest

17 Amazing Green College Campuses

Food from the Sea

Katie Maynard Appointed as Goleta Planning Commissioner

A Taste for Justice

A Powerful Addition

It’s Good to be Green

UCSB Named Greenest Public University in U.S.


Nissan Leaf rebate

And Justice for All
Inaugural California Higher Ed Food Summit at UCSB to explore food justice

Evidence Suggests California’s Drought is the Worst in 1,200 Years

One to Grow On

The Living Breathing Ocean

12 things you didn’t know about holiday foods

University of California Signs PPA to Buy 80 MWs of Solar Power Annually

Call to Action
Central Coast Sustainability Summit at UCSB encourages environmental solutions

November 13, 2014 – UC Santa Barbara Host Central Coast Sustainability Summit

CCBER 2014 Video

Food for Thought

August 13, 2014 – The Princeton Review: 2015 Honor Roll
UCSB received one of the highest scores (99) in the Princeton Review’s Green Rating and was named to the 2014 “Green Rating Honor Roll.” The Company tallied the rating for 832 institutions, based on its institutional surveys of colleges in 2012-13 concerning their environmentally related practices, policies, and academic offerings.

UCSB Ranks 24 in Sierra Club’s Cool school ranking

July 10, 2014 – Water Crisis Update: UCSB Lecture to Discuss Drought, Conservation in Santa Barbara and Goleta

July 10, 2014 – UCSB’s research expertise, best practices key to new, comprehensive UC Global Food Initiative

April 24, 2014 – Conference to Focus on Climate Justice Project

April 24, 2014 – UCSB Sustainability’s The Green Initiative Fund awards campus environmental projects

April 17, 2014 – Holding Water, UC Santa Barbara’s Sustainability efforts pay off in face of statewide call to conserve


UCSB Extension’s Green Building Program earns coveted U.S. Green Building Council’s education award

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

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