Sustainability Office Fee

Since 2010, Measure 45 has assessed a $2.75 fee per undergraduate student each quarter to fund a variety of programs that support students interested in sustainability & social justice at UC Santa Cruz. 33% of these fees go to help students receiving financial aid cover the cost of the fee. The Sustainability Office receives roughly $100,000 annually after this deduction. The fee has an ending date of summer quarter 2020 and as of Fall 2019, the campus is exploring the best funding options to keep supporting this work. 

The Sustainability Office has utilized these funds to support hourly paid student positions in the Sustainability Office; connect campus staff and departments with students seeking positions with interest and expertise in sustainability; fund collaborative projects outlined in the Campus Sustainability Plan; and provide professional development and relationship-building opportunities to students working on sustainability issues, through conferences and workshops and our annual Sustainability & Social Justice Inter-Organizational Retreat. Below is a summary of the number of people served through the Measure 45 fee since 2010.

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2018-19 Student Team Accomplishments

2017-18 Student Team Accomplishments

2016-17 Student Team Accomplishments

2014-15 Student Team Accomplishments

2013-14 Student Team Accomplishments

2012-13 Student Team Accomplishments