UCSB Has Green Power

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Source: University of California, Santa Barbara

When it comes to sustainability, UC Santa Barbara’s efforts are coming up green, and getting some important attention — again. International rankings, a couple LEED Platinum certifications, and recognition for leadership in sustainability are among latest accolades the university long known for such things has garnered.

 Among the organizations most recently granting green honors to UCSB are the Princeton Review, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the U.S. Green Building Council and the National Recycling Coalition.

“This latest round of certifications, awards, and outstanding rankings is a testament to the continued efforts of UCSB’s staff, students and faculty in making our campus a leader in sustainability writ large,” said Bruce Tiffney, earth sciences professor and co-chair of UCSB’s Campus Sustainability Committee. “Calling upon our in-house expertise, as well as UCSB’s ‘can do’ spirit, we have used available technology in imaginative ways to reduce our energy and material footprint, while pioneering new solutions and developed a water plan that has become a model for UC, among other accomplishments. Much remains to be done, and UC Santa Barbara will certainly remain a leader in the UC and the nation, given the energy and commitment of our campus community.”

To read more go to http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2017/018545/green-power

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