Revision to the Sustainable Practices policy

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Services, and Elida Erickson, Director, Sustainability

The University of California Office of the President has issued a revision to the Sustainable Practices policy. Annual revisions ensure continued alignment with the University Carbon Neutrality Initiative, to better align goals and reporting for the medical centers to the healthcare facility context, and to update the zero waste and sustainable procurement sections.

The full policy is available online.

If you would like to know more about the established goals in the nine areas of sustainable practices: green building, clean energy, transportation, climate protection, sustainable operations, waste reduction and recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainable foodservice, sustainable water systems or participate in Sustainability programs, please visit the website at