Carbon Neutrality Team

Cole Seither, Ellen Vaughan, ileana Brunetti, Mikaela Mansilla

The Carbon Neutrality Initiative Team works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on campus by collaborating in the design and implementation of a variety of programs and projects. Our current areas of focus include:

  • Communicating Carbon Neutrality by 2025 - Educating campus faculty, staff, and students about the UC system-wide goal of reaching carbon neutrality and providing opportunities for the whole campus community to participate in reaching that goal.
    • If you would like a CNI Fellow to come to your class, club, or community group to talk about UCSC's energy use, emissions, and plans for reaching carbon neutrality, request a presentation here.
  • Climate Resilience - Tina Mathrani is working on a student-led climate vulnerability assessment. If you are a student club, organization, sports team, group of friends, or even an individual and would like to get involved email her at pmathran at
  • Hunter Gieseman is working to celebrate the Carbon Fund turning 10 years old this year! He'll be reaching out to past award winners to make a video series to celebrate all their accomplishments and improve outreach across campus.
  • Cool Campus Challenge - Every few years, the UC Office of the President leads a friendly competition to reduce UC's carbon footprint and create a culture of sustainability across the campuses. The next challenge will launch in Winter 2022 quarter.