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Humanities Green Team News

Summer 2016

The following Humanities Departments have been Green Office certified:

  • Academic HR/Business Office
  • Academic Service Centers (HAS, CAS, SAS)
  • Dean’s Suite
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Institute for Humanities Research
  • Languages & Applied Linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Writing Program

Summer 2015

Fall 2014

Summer 2014


About the Team

As of May 2015, five departments from the Humanities Division; Humanities Dean’s Office, Institute for Humanities Research (IHR), Humanities Academic HR/Business Office, Humanities Academic Services (all 3 centers), and the Writing Program Office have been certified as the first academic departments in the UC Santa Cruz Green Office Program and we are expanding.

The Humanities Green Office Team has implemented many projects including: Zero Waste Stations (2nd-5th floor of Humanities 1 Building), the use of 100% recycled content copy paper, the use of 100% compostable paper towels (bathrooms of Humanities 1 and 2 building), the installation of Bottle-less Water Coolers in the Humanities Division’s conference rooms and Academic Service Centers in support of the campus campaign “Take Back the Tap", and installation of low-flow dual-flush toilets.  Together with the participation from all departments within the Humanities Division, the team is hoping to embark on exciting future projects including the expansion of onsite composting, obtaining LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), and working with our new Provost's Sustainability Intern in researching the feasibility of a green roof-top garden for the Humanities 1 Building. 

Green team members pledge to serve as sustainability champions for the division and act as liaisons with the Office of Sustainability to implement sustainable practices in everyday operations, improve overall environmental performance, reduce waste, and build a community of sustainability for the Humanities Division. The team is also committed to the Chancellors Sustainability Challenge, a coordinated campus-wide effort to make significant progress toward reaching zero landfill waste by 2020.

Humanities Green Team Members

Evin Guy, Chair, The Humanities Institute

Tony Grant, Space and Operations

Sarah Caldwell, Humanities Development

Jessica Guild, The Humanities Institute

Pamela Edwards, Writing Program

Maria Zimmer, Linguistics

Kim Hwe, Humanities Computing