Sustainability Progress & Reporting

UCSC Campus Sustainability Plan

Review the 2017-18 Progress Report for the UC Santa Cruz 2017-22 Campus Sustainability Plan

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). 

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. In 2019, UCSC received more points and maintained it's "Gold" rating.