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WELCOME TO FALL QUARTER


We wrote a letter to welcome you to a new year of sustainability at UCSC! In it, you will meet our new Sustainability Programs Manager, Kristen Lee; learn about the Campus Sustainability Plan update happening this year; and for our new readers, get a brief overview of what to expect from these monthly newsletters.

>> Read the letter

KRISTY KROEKER NAMED FACULTY CLIMATE ACTION CHAMPION 2016-17 


Ecologist Kristy Kroeker plans to use research on how environmental changes in the ocean could affect human health as the basis for a variety of education and outreach activities related to climate change.

UC SANTA CRUZ RECOGNIZED IN MULTIPLE HIGHER EDUCATION SUSTAINABILITY RATINGS


UC Santa Cruz earned a gold rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System; ranked #18 on the Sierra Club Cool Schools List; and took the #32 spot on the Princeton Review Green Colleges Honor Roll.

>> We're earning straight As in Sustainability 101 

SUSTAINABILITY PROFILE


This month we are featuring alumna and former Sustainability Office student employee Ariel Wexler, the Volunteer Coordinator for Long Way Home, a non-profit in Guatemala. 

>> Read the profile here
NEWS & ACHIEVEMENTS

College Eight Renamed Rachel Carson College

97% Zero Waste at OPERS Fall Fest

Carbon Fund 2015-16 Film Released

9 Campus Labs Receive Green Labs Certification

Largest University Solar Power Project Pushes UC Toward Carbon Neutrality

PoCSC Received Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity

Alumna Adriana Murguia Gonzalez: "The 3 Sisters & Me: Toward a Revitalization of Traditional Farming"

Metro Service to Safeway
SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH & ENGAGEMENT STORIES

"Climate Change and Species Interactions"
GREEN TIP 

Green Halloween & Back to School Tips 
UPCOMING EVENTS

10/6: Fall Bike to Work Day

10/6: Rachel Carson College Dedication & Celebration

10/6,13 & 18: Transportation Forums

10/12: Hydration Games Begin

10/21-23: Bioneers Conference (Scholarships Available Until 10/7)

10/22: Practical Activism Conference

>> More events
OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunity is knocking all over campus. Get involved!

Internships, employment, and volunteering

Contests and funding

Classes, trainings, and community
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