- Received a TGIF grant for the installation of over 20 hand dryers in high use restrooms.
- Residential Operations introduced composting to select residences and are evaluating the program for further expansion.
- January 2017 marked the launch of the UC systemwide Zero Waste Communications Campaign, #MyLastTrash. The goal of the #MyLastTrash campaign is to change the campus community’s behavior around how they handle and reduce waste. UCSB has already planned several events around monthly themes including electronic waste, compost, waste reduction, and upcycling.