Committee on Sustainability and Stewardship

As a sub-committee to the Chancellor’s Executive Committee on Sustainability and Climate Change (ECS), the Committee on Sustainability and Stewardship (CSS) offers “topic area” expertise to ECS as it considers revisions to campus policies, procedures, and organizational structures to advance sustainability. CSS supports the Sustainability Office in reporting annually on the status of UCSC’s sustainability in relation to regulatory requirements, UC policies, and campus objectives. It supports the Sustainability Office in coordination and documentation of this information and also with updates and implementation of the Campus Sustainability Plan (CSP), the Climate Action Plan (CAP), and the Annual Sustainability Progress Report. The CSS assists with campus-wide coordination of sustainability efforts, as well as achieving campus sustainability goals, commitments, and regulatory requirements.

Committee History and Charge

UCSC created the Committee on Sustainability and Stewardship (CSS) in 2006, an official deliberative body for campus sustainability (reporting to the Advisory Committee for Facilities). This was a result of two years of efforts by an ad hoc group of students and staff. All other UC campuses have a comparable committee in place.

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