At the University of California, Santa Barbara our goals is to approach environmental issues head on and innovate solutions to improve the environment. We use the campus as a living lab and everyone has a role to play in making the campus sustainable. We foster a culture of sustainability through supporting campus-wide efforts, coordinating program development, and publicizing sustainability work by students, staff, and faculty.


Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate Action

By 2014, UC Santa Barbara had already met the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2020. In 2017, campus GHG emissions were 19% below 1990 levels despite an almost doubling in campus building space.


Annual Sustainability Report

Annual Sustainability Report

The Sustainability Report includes a list of campus sustainability accomplishments and future goals. The report also provides a summary of campus awards, collaborations, and initiatives within sustainability over the last academic year. 


Residential Hall Energy Competition

Energy Competition

Save energy for your Residential Hall or Apartment complex by taking simple actions like turning off the lights & taking the stairs. The Residential Hall or Apartment complex with the greatest reductions in energy use at the end of the competition will be crowned “Coolest UCSB Residential Hall.” 


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