Social Justice & Inclusion


UCSC actively strives to advance different cultural definitions of how to care for environmental spaces and human communities, and promote multicultural inclusion in sustainability initiatives across campus. The term "Inclusive Sustainability" was coined at UCSC in 2015, and was formally incorporated into the Campus Sustainability Plan in 2017. All classes within the Sustainability Office’s Employee Sustainability Certificate program incorporate discussions around diversity, inclusion and social justice, in addition to a class titled “Intersections Between Diversity & Environment”, exploring the history of racism within the traditional environmental movement. The People of Color Sustainability Collective, a collaborative between the UCSC Sustainability Office, Colleges 9 & 10, and the American Indian Resource Center, won a California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Best Practices award in 2017.

Learn more:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement of UC Sustainability Offices and Staff

Campus Sustainability Plan - Inclusive Sustainability

People of Color Sustainability Collective

Sustainability & Social Justice Inter-Organizational Retreat

Diversity, Inclusion & Sustainability: What can YOU do as a sustainability professional?

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