Thursday, May 22, 2014

UCSC Awarded 3 Best Practice Awards

UCSC has won 3 Best Practice Awards (tied with UC Davis for the most awards recieved). Awards will be presented at the California Sustainability in Higher Education Conference in June. Project categories and the names of projects receiving awards are listed below.
  1. Lighting Design/Retrofit - Physical Science Building Laboratory Automated Lighting Conversion Project
  2. Student Energy Efficiency Program - College 8 Cold Water Wash Campaign 
  3. Innovative Waste Reduction - Loadman Real-Time Waste Metrics for Weight Based Recharge and Diversion

This year's California Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, the conference will be from June 16-20th at San Diego State University. If you are interested in attending you may register at this website - register soon because tickets are selling out!

For students:

There will be a student convergence at CHESC. The student convergence is a post-conference, half-day workshop, on Thursday, June 19th. It will highlight new student campaigns, upcoming projects, and skill sharing workshops. Students will also have a chance to network with other student leaders from California Community Colleges, California State University, University of California, and Private campuses throughout the state collectively as well as with students from their own systems. The convergence is free and students can attend it without attending the main conference.

If you plan on attending the California Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, or a similar sustainability-related conference, there are funds available to support the cost of travel (excluding airfare), lodging, food and registration through Measure 45 - The Sustainability Office Fee. If you are interested in receiving travel and registration cost reimbursement for this conference or a any similar conference, please contact Lacey Raak (lacey [at] ucsc [dot] edu).

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