Cool Campus Challenge enters final week

Campus in fifth place as Cool Campus Challenge enters final week

UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and staff have together earned more than 2 million points as part of the Cool Campus Challenge, cutting their carbon footprint by more than 1 million pounds. 

The campus is currently in fifth place, behind Berkeley, UCLA, Irvine, and Merced. There is still time to join the challenge, which ends Friday.

At UC Santa Cruz, TeamOChem is in the lead, followed by TeamSocialScience, University Relations, and Risk&SafetyServices. 

The Cool Campus Challenge is meant to motivate campus communities to support the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, launched by UC President Janet Napolitano in 2013, with the primary aim of the university achieving carbon neutrality by 2025.