Seedlings Green Guide at UC Santa Barbara
Want to be a part of creating a bright green future?Here's all you need to know about our campus and our city to help you make truly sustainable choices.
On my campus
Currently, with the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UCSB's goal is to be carbon neutral by the year 2025! In order to reach this goal, UCSB has been transitioning to solar-powered buildings across campus and has already seen a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.
My city and state
Currently, 44 percent of the electricity used in the city of Santa Barbara comes from renewable sources and they plan to reach 100 percent by 2030. They also regularly host Zoom chats with community members and have a Green Business program to certify local businesses that follow sustainable practices.
What can I do?
The task of tackling climate change can at times seem overwhelming, but it is important that we remain hopeful as we navigate the challenges ahead. The world is full of positive stories that highlight how our creativity, solidarity, and engagement can help change mindsets and move environmental policies forwards. There is power in numbers and successes matter at all levels: whether it is something as big as your university divesting from fossil fuels, or as small as you turning down plastic bags at the grocery store, celebrate them all!

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The Green Guide was written by
Katerina Bischel
Katerina is the chapter leader and loves being around nature. Check out her profile.
Emily Cohen
Emily is a Social Media lead and part of the UCSB cheer team. Check out her profile.
Michelle Truong
Michelle is a Content lead and loves playing the guitar. Check out her profile.