Friday, April 13, 2012

TGIF 2011-2012 Funding Cycle Awarded Projects

18 projects applied for TGIF grants requesting a total of $314,302. Of those projects, 13 were awarded funds totaling $172,932. Winning projects are: 

Sustainability through Solar Power at Sedgwick Reserve ($30,000)
Student Health Building Energy Retrofit using Advanced Sensing and Control ($25,000)
UCSB Hydration Stations ($22,250)
Green Gateway Procurement ($17,000)
Water ConservationDual Flush Valves/Low Flow Urinal ($16,325) 
Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory Reserve Solar Systems ($13,400)
Bren Photo Voltaic Efficiency Optimization ($12,304)
UCSB Sustainability Dashboard ($11,218)
Water Action Plan ($8,861)
Solar Power for Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration ($8,300)
Rethinking Campus Landscaping ($5,425) 
GIVE project ($2,107)
Greening Graduate Student Association Bagel Hour ($742)

Monday, August 2, 2010

UCSB Makes Green Rating Honor Roll

Princeton Review just announced its 2011 Green Rating Honor Roll, and UCSB was on the list, along with UCSC and UCB.

The campuses selected for the honor roll received the highest score possible (99) on the sustainabilty survey sent out by Princeton-Review.

Thank you, once again, for everyone's hard work! All our achievements would not be possible without the combined effort of all of you!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Arbor Installs Filtered Water Faucet

No need to purchase bottled water anymore!

Thanks to a grant from TGIF, the Arbor now has a filtered water faucet specially designed for your reusable bottles.

It is located inside the store to the right of the soda machine. Stop by and check it out next time you are in the area!

UCTV Airing a Presentation by UCSB Students

UCTV will be airing a presentation by a few UCSB and UCB students on "Student-Led Office Greening and Building Greening Programs." Part of the presentation profiles our award-winning PACES program.

The presentation will be aired periodically from August 8-15 on Cox-Santa Barbara Channel 21.

To see the schedule and watch the video version:

Monday, July 19, 2010

Two UCSB Buildings Receive LEED Certification

UC Santa Barbara's Life Sciences and Engineering II buildings have been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC's rating system for designing and constructing the world's greenest, most energy efficient, and high-performing buildings. Read more...

This Way to Sustainability Conference - Call for Proposals

This Way to Sustainability VI ~ "Connecting Communities"

A partnership between CSU, Chico and Butte College will be held November 4-6, 2010. Over three days and two campuses, we hope to bring together people who care deeply about the future of the North State and our planet, to learn about pressing sustainability issues, and to create a space for dialogue and action.

Please visit our web site at to submit your conference proposals online NOW through August 15th!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

UCSB Receives Its Best Practice Awards

On Monday, June 21 during the Awards Luncheon at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, UCSB received its three Best Practice Awards.

Pictured from left to right: Jill Richardson, Jordan Sager (Student Sustainability Program, PACES), Dave Harris (Water Efficiency & Site Water Quality, San Clemente Villages, CCBER), Mark Rousseau, Bonnie Crouse (Sustainable Food Service, Housing & Residential Services), and Mo Lovegreen