Sustainability Certificate Program

Sustainability Certificate Program 2020 Graduates

2021-2022 SCP Program is ON!

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.

We listened to you, adjusted the program, and we are happy to be offering a hybrid model this year, with the majority of classes being offered remotely via Zoom. Only one required class, Sustainability in the UC,  will be offered in person (3 times!).
New requirement and flexibility make the program more accessible. Join us!


Priority Enrollment (for current participants) will open on Tuesday, Sep. 7 at 8am

Open Enrollment (to everyone) will open on Friday, Sep. 10 at 1 pm

Register for classes at the UC Learning Center.

 

2021-22 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


• Sustainability in the UC (core) - 3 offerings (all in person):
- October 6, 2021 1-3:30 pm (in person)
December 1, 2021 1-3:30 pm (in person) and
- March 9, 2022 1 - 3:30 pm (in person)
 
• 
Climate Science & Policy (core) - 2 offerings: 
- November 17, 2021 ZOOM 1-3:00 pm and
- February 16, 2022 ZOOM 1-3:00 pm 
 
• 
Beyond the Blue Bin: Understanding Zero Waste (core) - 2 offerings:
- November 3, 2021 ZOOM 1-3:30 pm and
- May 4, 2022 ZOOM 1-3:30 pm

• 
Climate Justice (elective) - 1 offering:
- December 8, 2021 ZOOM 1-3:30 pm
 
• 
Green Offices (core) - 2 offerings:  
- January 26, 2022 ZOOM 1-3:00 pm and
- May 18, 2022 ZOOM 1-3:00
 
• 
Intersections Between Diversity & Environment* (core) - 2 offerings:  
- January 13, 2022 ZOOM 1-4:00 pm (part of DICP*) and
- February 9, 2022 ZOOM 1-4:00 pm
 
 
• Sustainable Cities & Social Equity (elective) - 1 offering:
 - March 2, 2022 ZOOM 1-3:30 pm  

NEW Transportation Class (core) - 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.