October 2022
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UCSC Santa Cruz earns prestigious Seal of Excelencia certification for work as a Hispanic-Serving Institution 


The campus is one of six institutions in 2022 to earn the seal for the first time, recognition for utilizing data, practice, and leadership to intentionally serve Latinx students. Learn more.

October Sustainability Champion 
Dr. Rebecca Hernandez

Dr. Rebecca Hernandez is the Sustainability Champion this month. Read more to learn about Rebecca's great work.
Sustainability Certificate Program

2022 - 2023 Program Begins!
The Sustainability Certificate Program is being launched this month. Join us!
Fall classes:
Oct 5 - Sustainability in the UC
Oct 26 - Beyond the Blue Bin
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 

Carbon Fund 

After a very successful year the Carbon Fund is ready for another year of funding great projects!

The Carbon Fund committee is looking forward to reading your proposal for their next application cycle!
UCSC is hosting the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education once again.
Free to UCSC affiliates!
Learn how to register on the Sustainability Office events page.

Check out the upcoming events page for campus and community events.


UC Santa Cruz’s Research Center for the Americas to be named in honor of Dolores Huerta

Expanding opportunity and Transforming Futures

Preserving Earth’s future: Frontier Fellows program funds undergraduate research

Partnership across UC campuses will prepare the next generation of leaders in organic agriculture

UCSC names new Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity and Equal Protection

Innovative climate resilience projects supported by 2022 CITRIS Campus Seed Funding awards

UCSC gathering explores rise of the far right in Latin America

The biggest victim of the great California water crisis isn’t cities or farmers

Partnership across UC campuses will prepare the next generation of leaders in organic agriculture

Could this new process finally turn polyethylene bags, plastics into something useful?

A $60 M gift to heal the oceans

When elephant seals become ocean researchers
Go to for all things biking at UCSC including free bike safety events, mechanic checks and helmet giveaways. 

Ecology Action returns with Santa Cruz Biketober. Set goals, win prizes, get more friends and coworkers pedaling! 

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 October here and Halloween approaching, here are some easy and simple ways to make the holiday more sustainable.

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