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.

Group Photo at the Food Security Retreat

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.

Solar on the roof a UCSB parking lot

New UC Climate Policy 

To accelerate its transition away from fossil fuels, the University of California has adopted new, climate action goals that prioritize direct emission reductions, limit the use of carbon offsets and align UC’s climate goals with those of the state of California.

Airplane window

Business Travel Assessment and Guide

The UCSB Voluntary Business Travel Assessment and Guide can be used to assist the department Manager/Supervisor in determining the most sustainable way for an employee to attend a meeting or conference. It also includes information on the impact of business travel and sustainable transportation, accommodation, and dining options specific to the Santa Barbara area. 


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