Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

Construction traditionally uses a disproportionately high amount of virgin resources which often travel long distances and require intensive processing, contributing to carbon emissions. At the same time, Santa Cruz and many other places are facing an unprecedented housing crisis, leaving many homeless or struggling to survive. By incorporating waste products like pallets into our houses and keeping their size small, we can provide affordable housing while decreasing our carbon footprint.

Project Categories: 
Buildings & Facilities
Awareness, Education & Engagement
Waste & Recycling
Project Status: 
In Progress
Project End Date: 
Campus Organization: 
College Eight Sustainability Minor
Affiliated Department, Unit or College: 
Rachel Carson College
Project Location: 
Both on and off campus

VARF Building Courtyard