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.

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DEI Statement

UCSB Sustainability is committed to Justice centered Diversity Equity & Inclusion. We will work to directly address racism and all forms of discrimination. We will ensure collaborative and inclusive processes where our sustainability work is driven by the contributions of diverse voices and perspectives. We are at the early stages of doing this work. Please read the full statement and see our list of initial action items.


Carbon Neutrality Dashboard 

A new Carbon Neutrality Dashboard makes it easy for the UC community and general public to explore and understand our collective strategies for reducing carbon emissions over time. This online tool was created by staff from UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara, and is supported by colleagues systemwide. 

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Sowing the Seeds for Sustainability

After 20 years as the founding Director of Sustainability at UCSB, Mo Lovegreen will be retiring at the end of the year. During her time at UCSB, Mo Lovegreen paved the foundation for sustainability. Her impressive impact reaches far beyond our community, having sowed the seeds for a greener future throughout the UC System. 


Here's what's happening around campus.