By 2014, UC Santa Barbara had already met the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2020. In 2019, campus GHG emissions were ~20% below 1990 levels despite an almost doubling in campus building space.
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.
Did you know that furniture can be a major source of toxic chemicals? To address this problem, UC Santa Barbara recently signed a pledge through the Center for Environmental Health to commit to purchasing safer furniture products to protect the health of the community and the global environment.
Here's what's happening around campus.