Banner day for UC Santa Cruz Dining's 'green' effort

(Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

A banner at the base of campus heralds UCSC's three latest "green" certifications from the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program, administered by the City of Santa Cruz. The certifications, given at the November 13 City Council meeting, recognized three new campus locations: Porter/Kresge Dining Hall, Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall, and University Catering.

Crown/Merrill Dining Hall and Banana Joe's Café were already certified. In the works for future certification are Owl's Nest Café, Terra Fresca, and College 9/10 Dining Hall.

To be certified "green," participants must be in compliance with all regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste.

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