Representatives from UC Santa Barbara will be in Los Angeles next week to accept three awards at the 2010 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The conference, scheduled for June 20-23 at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in downtown Los Angeles, will bring together 850 representatives of sustainability programs in the University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges systems.

UCSB will be receiving the following Best Practice Awards:

  • Student Sustainability Program, awarded to the campus’s Program for Assessment and Certification for the Environment and Sustainability. Programs at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Santa Rosa College will also be honored in this category.
  • Water Efficiency and Site Water Quality, awarded to the campus’s Cheadle Center for Biological and Ecological Restoration for the San Clemente Ecological Restoration & Stormwater Management Project. Programs at UC San Diego, Cal State Northridge, and San Diego Community College District will also be honored in this category.
  • Sustainable Food Service, awarded to the campus’s Residential Dining Sustainability Plan. A program at Humboldt State University will also be honored in this category.

“So many UCSB students, staff, and faculty work tirelessly on campus sustainability initiatives,” said Jill Richardson, UCSB’s sustainability coordinator. “I am so thrilled to see them recognized for their efforts. All three projects, and the people behind them, are truly deserving of their awards.”


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