Compass posts tagged with Earth Friendly Living
San Joaquin Villages, the new Portola Dining Commons, and The Club & Guest House Receive LEED Certification
We are excited to share that our newest apartment complex, San Joaquin Villages, and the new...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...