Climate, Energy, & Carbon Neutrality

A rendering of UCSC's new solar array over the East Remote Parking Lot
A rendering of UCSC's new solar array over the East Remote Parking Lot











    UCSC is proud to be included within the UC Office of the President’s
    Carbon Neutrality by 2025 initiative.


    Graph of UCSC's emissions











    Above: The UC has a systemwide goal of reduceing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. 2020 scope 1 & 2 figures estimated.


    Get Funded:

    Do you have an idea for a project that will help UCSC reduce its emissions? Find out how you can make your idea a reality by submitting a Carbon Fund proposal. 

    Learn more:

    Bring an Energy & Emissions Presentation to your department, class, or club.

    Visit our Renewable Energy website

    UCSC was the first of 10 UC campuses to complete a comprehensive project study in 2017, the Climate & Energy Strategy, to assess readiness and opportunities in striving towards the achievement of carbon neutrality.V - CES Appendix

    GHG emissions inventories 

    USGBC LEED membership resources

    Green Power Leadership Award - The EPA rands the UC as the #1 user of Green Power in the country

    Visit our Energy Management's website to learn more about our utilities, current projects, and look at live data.

    Participate in the Million LED Challenge
    UCSC Affiliates Eligible for Discounted LED Bulbs Through the Million LED Challenge