Sustainability Certificate Program

Sustainability Certificate Program 2021 Graduates

2022-2023 Sustainability Certificate Program 

Enrolling now!

Examine sustainability through multiple lenses and develop knowledge and strategies for building a more inclusive and sustainable campus. Current staff, faculty, and graduate students are eligible to participate. To complete the certificate, participants must complete the five core courses and one elective within two academic years.

Register for classes at the UC Learning Center portal.


Participation in the 22-23 program will be 100% remotely (via ZOOM)


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2022-23 Program 

Please review our Course descriptions, registration instructions and cancelation policy. Be sure you understand our cancellation policy before registering. 

ZOOM information will be sent a few days prior to each class you are enrolled in.

Learn more about the faculty, staff, and community experts who are serving as Program Instructors


Courses

• Sustainability in the UC (core) - 2 offerings:
- October 5, 2022 - 1-3:30 pm and
January 18, 2023 - 1-3:30 pm

• Beyond the Blue Bin: Understanding Zero Waste (core) - 2 offerings:
- October 26, 2022 - 1-3:30 pm and
- April 26, 2023 - 1-3:30 pm

• Climate Science & Policy (core) - 2 offerings: 
- November 9, 2022 - 1-3:00 pm and
- February 22, 2023 - 1-3:00 pm 
 
• Climate Justice (elective) - 1 offering:
- December 7, 2022 - 1-3:30 pm
 
• 
Green Offices (core) - 2 offerings:  
- February 1, 2023 - 1-3:00 pm and
- May 10, 2023 - 1-3:00 pm
 
• 
Intersections Between Diversity & Environment* (core) - 2 offerings:  
- January 12, 2023 - 1-4:00 pm (part of DICP*) and
- February 8, 2023 1-4:00 pm
 
 
• Sustainable Cities & Social Equity (elective) - 1 offering:
 - March 8, 2023 - 1-3:30 pm  

Transportation for All: Sustainability, Land-Use, and Mobility Justice (core) - 2 offerings:
- November 30, 2022 - 1-4:00 pm and
- March 22, 2023 - 1 - 4 pm

NEW: Community Engagement (elective) - 1 offering:
- TBA

Register for classes at the UC Learning Center.

Additional Information
If you have issues or need assistance registering for classes, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.

Email certificate@ucsc.edu with questions about the program.

* If you have taken the Intersections Between Diversity & Environment class through the Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program, you do not need to take it again through the Sustainability Certificate Program.
Read our Annual Reports to learn more about the program.