Earth Friendly Living

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Apr
2017

The Department of Public Worms & Residential Dining Services Join Forces to Create a Closed-loop Food System

You might have been on campus one day and seen a small green electric car pass by? Or seen a student at a Dining Commons loading dock digging into the kitchens’ compost bins? Or maybe you recently walked by...

21

Apr
2017

A Sustainable Solution: From Cooking our Food to Fueling our Tractors

What do French fries and cut grass have in common? Here’s a hint: think in “cycles”. Some of you may think that gardeners can take their grass clippings and compost them. Then, add the compost to the garden to help grow potatoes and thus french fries...

15

Dec
2015

Sierra Madre Villages Earns Top Environmental Award

UCSB’s newest apartment complex, Sierra Madre Villages, has just been awarded a LEED* Platinum certification, under ‘LEED for Homes’, by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the highest rating attainable and the first apartment complex at UCSB to have this...

02

Aug
2015

As the West, and especially California, faces its 4th year of drought, conservation plays a vital part of surviving the historically low rain fall and snow pack. UC President Janet Napolitano requested all campuses to reduce potable water consumption 20% by 2020. Governor Jerry Brown has mandated a 25% reduction for urban water users...

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Mar
2015

Santa Cruz Residence Hall was extensively renovated this past summer and now offers earth-friendly living to UCSB students. This past December we won a Green Award from the regional chapter of the US Green Building Council, and we are seeking a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold rating through a program...