Congratulations to Department of Communication for Being the Greenest Department at UCSB

Award Recipient: 

Department of Communication

Award Date: 

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Spring, the Associated Student’s Recycling Program conducted its 9th annual Green Awards contest, with the help of outreach coordinators Tina Samson and Diana Yee. The Green Awards is an evaluation of each university department's effort in reducing waste and conserving energy.

This evaluation asks questions about each individual's recycling and energy conservation behavior. It also educates ways to make the department greener, in order to help guide the department's sustainability efforts. Green Awards helps the recycling program gauge where improvements are needed, and compares UCSB to other campuses. Everybody’s help is needed to keep UCSB at the top.

Over 50% of the departments filled out the survey, making it the most competitive year ever. The winners are:

  • 1st: Communication
  • 2nd: Office of the Registrar
  • 3rd: Writing Program
  • Honorable mentions go to the Office of Student Life, Computer Science and Film Studies.

Congratulations to Communication for all of their hard work, especially since about a third of their faculty and staff members completed the survey, which is a great turnout. Everybody at Recycling would like to thank all of the departments for their participation!

The Associated Students’ Recycling Program appreciates every piece of your recycled materials, from post-its to posters! We also have a techno trash program where electronic waste such as ink cartridges, old cell phones, batteries and compact discs can be recycled. For more information, please visit our web site at