November 2022
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Co-Creating Climate Resiliency in Frontline Communities of Color 

Izzy Layne, Kate Gonzaga and Sofia Ramirez (SEJA team)

The Sustainability Office SEJA and CNI teams are hard at work creating meaningful partnerships. Learn more.

November Sustainability Champion 
Nick Gutierrez

Nick Gutierrez is the Sustainability Champion this month. Read more to learn about Nick and his vanpool journey on campus.
Sustainability Certificate Program

2022 - 2023 Program Is Ongoing!
The Sustainability Certificate Program is happening and there is still time to participate. Join us!
Classes for the remaining of Fall quarter:
Nov 9 - Climate Science & Policy
Nov 30 - Transportation for All: Sustainability, Land-Use, and Mobility Justice
Dec 7 - Climate Justice

For information about other classes and the 2022-2023 program, please visit our website.
Watch, Listen & Read

The Sustainability Office puts together a hand picked list of movies to watch, podcasts to listen to and books to read. Enjoy!
Sustainability Office Student Team Highlight 

Green Office 


Do you ever wonder how your office or department can improve its sustainable performance? The Green Office Team is here to help! The Green Office Certification Program helps offices examine their operations through a hands-on waste audit, space assessment, and goal setting. Learn more here.

Climate Coalition to host First Annual UCSC Student Climate Conference on Nov 19th!

Check out the upcoming events page for campus and community events, as well as events hosted by the Sustainability Office here.


UCSC ties for first place in sustainable research

Global analysis shows where fishing vessels turn off their identification devices

Federal grant to advance transfer student success at UC Santa Cruz

The Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas celebrates legacy, community at 30th anniversary naming event

Bay Tree Campus Store partnership with Akademos paving the way for more affordable course materials

Transforming Support into Success: Jodi Lee

Two UCSC alumni win awards for excellence in science communication

Food system researcher unpacks the narratives driving a race for new protein sources

Research on shear strength of rock has implications for carbon sequestration

At least 6% of global fishing ‘probably illegal’ as ships turn off tracking devices

Go to for all things biking at UCSC including free bike safety events, mechanic checks and helmet giveaways. 

If biking is not an option for you:

Take advantage of the Vanpool Program! There is a new vanpool route from Salinas! Join the vanpool program for a better, and a lot cheaper, commute option that is already subsidized.


With November here, we have some easy and simple ways to make the holidays more sustainable if you celebrate Thanksgiving. 

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