New! Sustainability Certificate Program for Employees


The Sustainability Certificate Program is a professional development opportunity for employees to examine sustainability issues, concepts, and strategies for building a more sustainable and inclusive campus. Beginning in 2018 UCSC faculty, staff, and community experts will serve as instructors and provide an active and engaged learning environment for sustainability.

To complete the certificate, participants must complete the seven required courses and one elective within two academic years.

Registration will be open on November 14th at the UC Learning Center. View our full course descriptions and registration instructions here.

  • Sustainability, Justice & Happiness- Dr. Ravi Rajan, January 24
  • Sustainability in the UC- Elida Erickson, February 7
  • Sustainable Cities & Social Equity- Dr. Chris Benner, February 21
  • Climate Change & Justice- Chrissy Thomure, March 7
  • Fostering Sustainable Behavior- Shauna Casey, March 22
  • Sustainability Leadership- Andrea Hesse, April 11
  • Diversity & Environment- Dr. Flora Lu, Dr. Rebecca Rosser, Elida Erickson, April 25
  • Greening Campus Events- Kristen Lee, May 16
  • Sustainable Purchasing- Darin Matthews, May 30
  • Green Office Certification- Shauna Casey, January 31st, February 28th, April 18th, May 23rd

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