Submission: Californian Drought: We Must Address Animal Agriculture
Water conservation has been a perennial concern in California for the past four years—and rightfully so. A study released on December 28th revealed that 58 million trees in the state have suffered severe water depletion due to the drought and are at risk of dying….
Far From Tapping Out
In a state with a dwindling water supply, UC Santa Cruz has been awarded for its standout water conservation practices. At the 2015 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference on Oct. 1 hosted by San Francisco State University, UCSC was given the best practice award for…
City Drought Plans Set Santa Cruz Apart
With California’s drought entering its fourth year and 2014 recorded as the state’s driest year in the last 106 years, cities throughout California are trying to conserve the depleted resource. However, Santa Cruz’s preparation and resident participation has given it an advantage in water conservation….
Upper East Field Closed Until June 1
The Upper East Field will remain closed until next June due to its dry condition after limited irrigation since May 1. NCAA, club and intramural sports are now preparing to accommodate losing the largest recreational field on campus.
Drought Forces Campus Water Rationing
When asked about UC Santa Cruz’s role in the city’s water usage, environmental studies professor and associate dean of engineering for technology management Brent Haddad called the university a customer, then paused.
A Need For Mindful Water Use
After you crawl out of bed and hop into the shower, you may find yourself pondering life’s questions during your daily 15-minute soak session. Ponder somewhere else. You just used half of your allotted water for the day.
Santa Cruz Intensifies Water Restrictions
Starting next month, Santa Cruzans must abide by increased restrictions on water usage or face penalty fees of up to $500.
Prayer Connects Students, Community, Environment
Muslim students gathered last Friday to pray for rain amid the drought. Student led prayers spoke of our footprint on nature, ethical consumerism, and spreading knowledge.
Third Dry Year, Drought Demands Action
Since Santa Cruz has entered its third year in a row of severe dry conditions, the city is pushing for ways to alleviate the water shortage.