Sustainability Progress & Reporting

UCSC Campus Sustainability Plan

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2017-22 Progress Report                                         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 UC campuses and medical centers. Here are the Annual Reports on Sustainable Practices:

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Full UCOP Annual Report                            2022 UCSC Annual Report
  • The key operational performance metrics highlighted in this report include the following categories. If you would like the raw data pertaining to these areas please contact their respective reporters:
    • Ellen Vaughan, Water & Climate Action Manager, Sustainability Office
      • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      • Water
      • LEED Certifications
    • Clint Jeffries, Assistant Director, Dining, CHES
      • Food
    • Chris Leverenz, Admin Analyst Refuse & Recycling, PPDO
      • Waste
    • An-Ya Cheng, TAPS Analyst, TAPS
      • Transportation

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 2022, UCSC received more points and maintained it's "Gold" rating.

STARS 2022

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STARS 2019                                 STARS 2016                                STARS 2015