Model of Efficiency - Institute for Energy Efficiency settles into its state-of-the-art new home, the donor-funded Henley Hall

UC Merced Becomes the First Public Research University in the Country to Achieve Carbon Neutrality
After a lengthy and rigorous review by independent auditors, UC Merced can proudly announce it is the first public research university in the country to achieve carbon neutrality, two years ahead of its goal.

Fishing’s Hidden Carbon Footprint
Researchers discover that fishing reduces carbon sequestration in the ocean

Keeping Our Cool
To limit global warming, the global food system must be reimagined

University of California, Alumni, Employees & Students Home Solar Rebate

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