Awards

2018

  • The UC Santa Cruz S-Lab earns a Best Practice award from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Learn more.

2017

  • UC Santa Cruz is one of the 20 greenest colleges in the country, according to the Sierra magazine’s “Cool Schools” ranking. Learn more.
  • UC Santa Cruz ranks No. 7 in The Princeton Review’s first list of the top 50 green colleges. Learn more.
  • The People of Color Sustainability Collective wins a Best Practice award from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Learn more.

2016

  • The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) gives Sustainability Champion award to UC Santa Cruz alumnus Mark Lipson, currently a researcher with UCSC's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Learn more.
  • Graduate student Joseph Hoyt is awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship. Learn more.
  • UC Office of the President recognizes Dr. Sue Carter's efforts to deepen climate change teaching and research at UC Santa Cruz. Learn more.

2015

  • The EPA recognizes that the UCSC campus achieved impressive source reduction of wasted food through a variety of approaches involving both staff and students. Learn more.
  • UC Santa Cruz wins a Best Practice award for drought planning and water conservation efforts at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Learn more.
  • Grad student Sarah Kienle is one of four students nationwide selected by NOAA to receive a 2015 Nancy Foster Scholarship. Learn more.
  • UCSC is awarded the University of California President’s Award for Campus Excellence in Environmental Health and Safety.  Learn more.
  • Julie Guthman, UC Santa Cruz professor of social sciences, whose research looks at agricultural systems, food justice issues, and environmental health, is selected to receive the 2015 Excellence in Research Award from the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. Learn more.
  • A prestigious governor's award is given to the City of Santa Cruz and UCSC for the creation of Green Wharf, a program designed to foster the development and incorporation of innovative technology into the structure and operations at the Santa Cruz Wharf. Learn more.

 

Learn more about prior awards here.