Sustainability Office Events

The Sustainability Office hosts a number of recuring events focused on environmental sustainability and social justice in our community. To keep up to date with our future events, please connect with us via Facebook page, Instagram, and subscribe to our newsletter!  


Stay tuned and check out other events on campus.

Winter & Spring Quarter 2024 

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    Third Decarbonization & Electrification Town Hall - Feb 20th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

    UCSC's Decarbonization & Electrification Town Hall #3 - Via ZOOM

    Join us!

    Learn more on the Decarbonization & Electrification website.

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    People Planet Power Summit 2024 (PPP) is happening this Spring! 

    SAVE THE DATE: April 12 - 14

    We are happy to announce that our annual event (formerly Inter-Org) has a new name this year.

    Check out the PPP 2024 webpage for more details, including RSVP information.

    Deadline to RSVP is March 12! 


    Spring Quarter 2023 

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    Inter-Organizational Retreat 2023 - April 14,15 and 16


    Inter-Org 2023 is happening in-person once again! - SAVE THE DATE: April 14 - 16
    We are excited that Inter-Org 2023 will happen this year again during Earth Month!
    Our theme this year is "Another World is Possible".
    Come and camp with us at the YMCA in Boulder Creek! 
    Please visit the Inter-Org 2023 page to learn more and RSVP.

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    Campus Clean-up

    Join the Sustainability Office for the Campus Clean-up - April 29th

    Help us keep our campus beautiful!
    As we end Earth Month, let's make campus look its best! Come volunteer to pick up litter across campus and learn more about UCSC waste.
    When - April 29th from 1 - 4 pm 
    Location - East Field by the tennis courts
    Any questions please contact Alex Unger (


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    Second Decarbonization & Electrification Town Hall - May 9th, 10 am - 12 pm

    UCSC's Decarbonization & Electrification Town Hall #2 - Via ZOOM

    Join us!
    More information on the link above.


    Winter Quarter 2023


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    UCSC Decarbonization & Electrification Town Hall - January 26, 10 - 12pm
    We invite all UCSC community members, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, Santa Cruz residents and organization leaders, to join us on January 26, 2023 at the Stevenson Event Center for the inaugural Decarbonization & Electrification Town Hall. The D&E Task Force and the Climate Coalition will update the campus on the task force’s work and lead a discussion on how to plan the next steps for the decarbonization of our campus. Your partnership, comments and suggestions are essential to creating an effective plan.


    Fall Quarter 2022 

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    Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education - Oct. 18, 26 & Nov. 3, 2022

     "The Urgency of Now"

    In lieu of our traditional Sustainability Office "lunch & learn" this quarter, the Sustainability Office is very excited to be a host institution for the conference by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) once again!

    There will be several noteworthy keynote speakers and a very full program, all offered virtually.

    UCSC staff, faculty and students interested in attending the virtual conference, can do so FREE of charge!
    Register here using discount code UCALSU160822 (you must register with your UCSC email address to apply the discount). 

    Spring Quarter 2022 

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    BIPOC in the Outdoors - May 11

    PoCSC (People of Color Sustainability Collective) and the Sustainability Office's SEJA team (Sustainability & Environmental Justice Ambassadors) are in collaboration!

    We'd like to plug our upcoming Meet & Gr(eat) that will take place next Wednesday from 5-6:30PM in the Cervantes Velasquez Room (3rd floor of Bay Tree Building, just before Ethnic Resource Centers). Our discussion topic is "BIPOC in the Outdoors," and we have invited a few guest panelists to zoom in and speak on their experiences in conservation, sustainability, and participation in local/state/national parks. This might also be a good time to ask any questions about career opportunities in this field. Vegan/veggie dinner will be provided--hence the Gr(eat) in Meet & Gr(eat) hehe--so please come drop by, eat, mingle, and don't forget to bring your reusable eating-ware!

  • Earth Month 2022 is here! Join us!

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    Inter-Organizational Retreat 2022 - April 8, 9 and 10

    Inter-Org in-person is BACK!
    As our lives return to "normal" we are excited to announce that Inter-Org 2022 will happen this year, during Earth Month!

    Come and camp with us at the YMCA in Boulder Creek! 

    Check out the Inter-Org 2022 page for more details.

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    Sustainability Office - Spring 2022 Lunch & Learn - April 28

    Come celebrate the Carbon Fund's 10 year anniversary!

    UCSC's Carbon Fund has been financially supporting diverse sustainable projects on campus for over 10 years. Come hear from past recipients, learn how you can submit for grants, and meet like minded eco- and socially-conscious friends.

    When: April 28, from 12 - 1:00 pm
    Where: Namaste Lounge

    Lunch will be available for the first 70 people.

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    Campus Clean Up - April 30th

    Help us keep our campus beautiful!

    As we end Earth Month, let's make campus look its best! Come volunteer to pick up litter across campus and learn more about UCSC waste.

    Please join the crew at 12:30 at the grassy triangle between tennis courts, swimming pool and field, and sign-up here:
    When - April 30th 12:30 - 3 pm 
    Where - meet at the grassy triangle by the tennis courts, pool and field
    Any questions please contact Programs Manager Derek Martin at


    Fall Quarter 2021

  • Sustainability Office Lunch & Learn - Climate Adaptation

    Ever wonder about the specific impacts climate change will have on the city of Santa Cruz? Come hear the City's Sustainability Director, Dr. Tiffany Wise-West explain local impacts and the "adaptation pathways" the City is implementing to make Santa Cruz more resilient to current and future climate realities.

    Via Zoom on August 2nd 12:00-1:00pm


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    Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education - Oct. 12 - 14

    UCSC is once again, the host institution for this great conference. Join us at the Sustainability Office and campus community, and don't miss this great opportunity. Check out the schedule, and join us!
    AS a UCSC affiliate, you can register for the conference free of charge with your UCSC email address.
    Click HERE to register (select Attendee); Make sure to use your UCSC email address. Before Checkout, enter promotional code UCSC09102021, apply. Voilá! You will also be subscribed to the Sustainability Office newsletter.