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Democratizing the Green City: Sustainability and the Affordable Housing Crisis

On February 17-18, UC Santa Cruz is hosting a conference to examine a paradox: urban sustainability initiatives that are so vital in countering climate change can, through their improvements, contribute to driving up rents and driving out residents, and in the process, exacerbate sprawl, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change itself. Join experts from across the country as they explore displacement, ecological impacts, and affordable housing.
Campus Sustainability Orgs Build Relationships, Trade Ideas at Inter-Org Retreat 2017

In January, more than 60 students, staff, and faculty came together for the 7th Annual Sustainability Inter-Organizational Retreat. The theme this year was "Decolonizing Sustainability: Challenging myths and disrupting narratives." 

>> Read more about Inter-Org
UC Santa Cruz Advances Environmental and Social Activism at Dawn of Trump Era

On January 18 students, faculty, and staff participated in a "teach-in" as part of a nation-wide day of democratic action. Teach-ins discussed economic inequality, combating Islamophobia, LGBT resistance, protesting tips, immigration, and climate-science advocacy.

Earlier this month, four UCSC faculty members have joined over 700 around the country in penning a letter to President Trump.  They ask that he recognize climate change as “an economic and existential threat to the country and to human and animal life on our planet."

UCSC students were counted among those who attended the Women's Marches in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. on January 21st.

Sustainability Profile: Jeremy West

This month we are featuring Jeremy West, an Assistant Professor of Economics and a new faculty member at UCSC. 

Zero Waste Team hosts College Cleanups this month

Student Environmental Center to host "Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus" workshops

Moore Foundation grants $854,000 to UCSC groundwater sustainability project

UC Global Food Initiative launches free online toolkit for schools

UC releases Annual Report on Sustainable Practices

Santa Cruz receives $450,000 grant to study economic inclusivity in emerging countries

City of Santa Cruz wins Sustainable Green Development award

Regional Transportation Commission seeks input

Santa Cruz Nissan offering $10,000 discount

Staying Active after Women's March

UCSC Talks Trump

This week we ask: What are your plans to support or oppose the Trump administration?

02/08: "Can You Dig This?" Film Screening & Conversation with Ron Finley

02/15: Blueprint Breakout: Water & Green Purchasing

02/24 & 02/25: Climate Science & Policy Conference

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