Sustainability Progress & Reporting

UCSC Campus Sustainability Plan

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: A progress report is currently being drafted for all first-year actions identified within the UC Santa Cruz 2017-22 Campus Sustainability Plan for 2017-18. Stay tuned for a link to a full progress report, anticipated late October 2018.

UC Annual Progress Report

UC Office of the President compiles comprehensive annual reports on sustainability highlights, accomplishments and key performance metrics for all 10 UC campuses.

Key Operational Performance Metrics

UC Office of the President collects data on key sustainability performance metrics for all 10 UC campuses annually, and tracks progress over time. The most up-to-date spreadsheets for key UC Santa Cruz metrics are linked below, and are updated annually in December to reflect the prior fiscal or calendar year (depending on the metric). 

If you have questions regarding this data, please contact Sustainability Director Elida Erickson at

Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS)

STARS, managed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive sustainability reporting system used by higher educational institutions throughout the world. The Sierra Club and Princeton Review both use information submitted by STARS to develop their annual rankings of colleges and universities. In 2016, UCSC advanced from a “Silver” to a “Gold” STARS rating. UCSC will be submitting a full report for an updated STARS rating in 2019.