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Toadstool Composting To divert cardboard products—both food soiled and clean— away from our landfill by using a sustainable composting method involving mushrooms In Progress 05/13/2019
WaterLab 3 In continuation with the last two years, WaterLab 3 is designing an off-grid water treatment system using alternative energy sources. In Progress 05/13/2019
Central Coast Farmers Sequester Carbon Investigates and supports implementation of sustainable soil management practices among low-income farmers throughout the region. In Progress 05/13/2019
-20ºC Freezer Retrofit This project proposes to to retrofit seventeen -20ºC ultra low freezers with a much more energy efficient unit and reduce direct emissions. In Progress 05/13/2019
Solvent Purification System for Physical Sciences Funding to refurbish a solvent purification system housed in the Physical and Biological Sciences Building. In Progress 05/13/2019
Replacement of Biology Teaching Lab’s old, energy-inefficient freezers and refrigerators Replace aging, energy-inefficient freezer and refrigeration units in the Biology Teaching Laboratories. Completed 05/09/2019
Improving Underrepresented Participation in Sustainability Research We aim to eliminate financial barriers and form connections between motivated undergraduates and graduate researchers In Progress 05/09/2019
Surplus Store Revitalization and Promotion The surplus store is aiming to better promote our new systems and divert equipment waste from various departments In Progress 05/09/2019
Exploring Inclusive Sustainability Through campus-wide research, we intend to achieve a more robust understanding of student experiences, perceptions, and behaviors. In Progress 05/08/2019
Energy efficiency and conservation in the Biology Teaching Laboratories Replace aging, energy inefficient freezer and refrigeration units to achieve significant reductions in electricity use. In Progress 05/05/2019
Staff E-Bike Rental Program A pilot program to purchase 1 e-bike for staff use on University business. Demand will be tracked & the program expanded as need arises. In Progress 05/05/2019
Plastic Sucks: Plastic-Waste-Free Campus UC has set a Zero Waste goal for 2020. We aren't on target to meet this goal. This project goes after plastic. 1st step: Stop consuming it. Proposed 04/03/2019
Sustainable Video Pilot Project: Going Home to LA for the Holidays We will create a video that addresses sustainable transportation options to get to LA from UCSC. It will be posted on line and promoted. In Progress 04/02/2019
Energy Conservation in Residence Halls and On-Campus Apartments We are providing smart power strips to residential students and teaching them energy conservation strategies. In Progress 04/02/2019
Research about Inclusive Sustainability at UCSC This project seeks to better understand disparities in sustainability-related opinions and behaviors of our diverse undergraduate students In Progress 03/20/2019

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