Earth Summit
In This Issue
Further Reading & Resources
Internships & Opportunities
UCSC Organizations
UCSC News & Achievements
UC System-Wide & Community News
Sustainability isn't about using only what we need, it is recognizing that what we have surpasses what we want.
Sustainability Office News:

The Sustainability Office is hiring!
Check out two student positions below.

Web Resources:

Further Reading & Resources

Recommended Reading List: "Books That Matter

Rewewable Energy for International Development Internship in Costa Rica
UCSC Greening the Campus
Volume 2, Issue 6 April 2010
In This Issue

UCSC Reunion Weekend Day by the Bay (April 17)

Global Vibrations: Earth Week Celebration (April 18-24)

9th Annual Campus Earth Summit and Ode to the Globe (April 23)

Get Paid Internships with the Sustainability Office

Updates from Green Campus Program's energy saving projects

Wildflowers bloom in the Great Meadow in spring. (Photo: Wikimedia)
Welcome back from a restful spring break to an exciting spring quarter. April is jam-packed with events, including the 9th Annual Campus Earth Summit. We invite you to join the sustainability community as we celebrate our growth and look to the future. There has never been a better time to get involved than now!

Upcoming Events

The Future of our Food System:
Taking a Bite into Climate Change
and Agriculture
Monday, April 12, 7 - 9 pm
Oakes College Room 105, UCSC

The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems presents Anna Lappé, a national bestselling author, known for her work on sustainable agriculture, food politics, and social change. She has just released her new book: Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. Get more information and the flier here.

daybayUCSC Reunion Weekend
Day by the Bay Community Festival

Saturday, April 17, 12 - 4 PM
OPERS East Field

Reconnect with classmates, favorite faculty members, your college and your department. Current students welcome! Check out the Sustainability Tent for demonstrations sponsored by various campus environmental organizations. ˇ Live Music ˇ Alumni Beer and Wine ˇ Robotics Demo ˇ Sustainability
Workshops ˇ Science Labs ˇ Climbing Wall ˇ Student Dance Performances Bring your family for all the fun! For more information click here

globevib Earth Week: Global Vibrations
 Celebrating Culture, Community, and Environment

April 18-24

All week, participate in service projects, community forums, and creative crafts with an environmental twist.These events are a chance to celebrate the progress that UCSC has made, and continues to make, toward becoming a sustainable campus, and also to participate in the creation of a shared vision for the future. For more information visit the website here.

earsumEarth Summit and Ode to the Globe Festival
Friday, April 23, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
College 9/10 Multi-Purpose Room

Students, staff, faculty and administrators will join together to brainstorm about environmental justice and changes to sustainability policy at UCSC. In the afternoon, join us for drum circles, environmental art, and a performance by local band Wooster! For more info visit the website!


All Majors Career Fair
Tues., April 27, 11 AM - 3 PM
College 9/10 Multipurpose Room


The Career Center is having their All Majors Career Fair on Tuesday, April 27th at the College 9/10 Multipurpose Room. This is our biggest job fair of the year, and a great place for students to meet employers hiring for full- and part-time positions, internships, and summer jobs. For more information, visit the Career Center website.


Internships & Opportunities

Get Money for Sustainability Projects On Campus

Are you part of a student group and want money to make our campus more sustainable? The Campus Sustainability Council is accepting proposals for our Spring Funding Round. Proposals will be due April 30th, and money will be made available at the beginning of Fall Quarter. You can email us at if you have any questions. Our website address is

internsEnergy Star Audit Paid Student Internship

Green Campus and the Green Purchasing Working Group are looking for a student to lead a campus-wide Appliance Audit. Economics and environmental studies majors are preferred although this position is open to all interested students. To apply contact Kevin Condon at and find the job application online here (ER #5601).

Campus Sustainability Outreach Coordinator Paid Internship

Interested in environmental outreach on campus? Work with diverse groups of students, staff, and administrators to coordinate sustainability education efforts on campus. Find the application online here or email Gabi Kirk for more information.

picaLive at The Program in Community and Agroecology (PICA)!

Do you feel that cultivating community and living more sustainably are an important part of your college experience? If so, living at PICA in the Village could be for you! Join our vibrant, on-campus learning community in cultivating your own organic garden, reducing your impact on the environment, and exploring how the food we eat shapes our communities and our world. Secure your spot for 2010/11 by applying during priority housing application period from April 12-19. Contact Program Manager Bee Vadakan ( for more information or visit the PICA website.

Sustainable Student Organizations

Student Environmental Center (SEC)
every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, College 8 Red Room
Come to the Student Environmental Center every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 PM in the College 8 Red Room (down the stairs from the dining hall). It is a great place to get involved and meet new people. Currently, we have activism campaigns focused on transportation, organic solutions, climate action and waste prevention. We have internships and paid positions available! If you are interested in the environment, please come join us and get involved! For more information,visit our website here!

gcpAlliance to Save Energy's Green Campus Program

UCSC News & Achievements

printingDouble-Sided Printing in Learning Technologies Computer Labs

Starting this Spring quarter, double-sided printing will be available in all Learning Technologies computer labs. We've overcome various technical and staffing challenges to enable this feature which has consistently been the most requested by students over the years (and one of our highest priorities). To print double-sided, just hit print, and your job will automatically print double-sided. For more information, and to see the environmental benefits of our 100% recycled paper program, visit

UC System-Wide and Community


 scearthdayCity of Santa Cruz Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 17, 11 AM - 4 PM

Once again the County of Santa Cruz, the City of Santa Cruz, Ecology Action, Save Our Shores, local non-profits, and concerned citizens are working together to make Earth Day 2010 the premier environmental event for the greater Santa Cruz community, with educational information, activities for kids, live music and a focus on green businesses. Come join us for this fun-filled celebration! Learn more at the website here.


Thanks for reading the UCSC Greening the Campus Newsletter!

We welcome your feedback on how to make this newsletter a valuable resource for the campus community.

And, if you'd like us to add any of your announcements, events, achievements, or other sustainability related news, please contact us ASAP so we can get it in the next edition.

The Campus Sustainability Office Team

Aurora Winslade
Sustainability Coodinator

Gabi Kirk
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator

John Barnes
Director of Campus Planning, Physical Planning & Construction

Christopher Kuntzsch
Sustainability Project Plan Liaison

Amelia Gulling
Sustainability Project Plan Liaison

Gretchen Engbring
Sustainability Office Student Project Coordinator

Chelsea McDaniel
Chancellor's Undergraduate Intern for the Sustainability Office

Jenny Helfrich
Chancellor's Undergraduate Intern for the Chancellor's Climate Action Plan

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