|Sustainability isn't about using only what we need, it is recognizing that what we have surpasses what we want. |
Sustainability Office News:
Congratulations to our new student positions!
Ellen Bartow, Education & Outreach Chancellor's Undergraduate Intern
Joey Feldman, Sustainability Plan Chancellor's Undergraduate Intern
Cameron Fields, Climate Action Plan Chancellor's Undergraduate Intern
Alona Harris, Student Outreach Coordinator
Olivia Kirkland, Student Outreach Coordinator
Genevieve Laucher, Student Outreach Coordinator
Alisa Orris, Student Outreach Coordinator
|UCSC Greening the Campus |
Volume 2, Issue 7 May 2010
As spring quarter marches on, the sustainability community at UC Santa Cruz has a lot to work on as well as celebrate. Check out this issue for tons of upcoming campus events, as well as exciting announcements of successes from the past month. As always, don't forget to check out how you can get involved at http://sustainability.ucsc.edu!
Chancellor Blumenthal takes Green Campus's bike generator for a spin at UCSC's Day by the Bay on April 17. (Photo: Chelsea McDaniel)
|Upcoming Events|CAN Fair Trade Market Place
Monday, May 10th 11-4pm
Bay Tree Quarry Plaza, UCSC
ESLP Food Systems Night
Monday, May 10th 7-10pm
Classroom Unit 2, UCSC
of Community Agroecology Network is excited to be hosting and participating in
a few amazing events. First and
for most, we are proud to be hosting Darling Betsabe Campos Ravo from our
partner community in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. She will be joining us at the 5th Annual Fair Trade Market
Place.This event will be spectacular with
free tamales, live music and dancing as well as local trade justice
organizations and on-campus
Following this event, Darling will be
speaking about the promises and pitfall of Fair Trade at the ESLP Food Systems
night at Classroom Unit 2 at 7pm.
night CAN will be excited to host her at our general gathering meeting where a
free delicious dinner will be provided at Sustainable Living Center at the
Village in building A3 at 6pm.
day we will find ourselves at theFarmer's Market with Darling, where we will
all be watching the hustle and bustle goes by as we appreciate the expanded
market from our new location right at entrance of the parking lot where the
drum circle used to play. We hope
to see you all there, for none of this would be possible without the
participation of our student and staff UCSC community!
Bike to Work Week: Free Breakfast!
Thursday, May 13, 6:30 - 9:30 AM
UCSC Women's Center (Lower Campus), top of the bike path, Bike Co-Op (Quarry Plaza)
Grease your chains and spread the word! Ride your bike
during Bike Week May 9-15, win prizes, and make some new bike buddies! On May
13, receive free breakfast at
three locations on campus. Thanks to the UCSC Bike Co-Op, a student run bike
shop, for co-sponsoring this event.
Campus Elections: Vote YES for Sustainability, Vote YES on Measures 43, 44 and 45!
May 18-28, online at http://elections.ucsc.edu
Vote YES on sustainability! For less
than the price of breakfast at Stevenson Café, these measures will fund
sustainability projects on campus. Projects include: more organic food options
and programming in dining halls, on-campus renewable energy projects, and
student internships and educational opportunities. Sustainability programs save
money in the long term, so we as students should invest now to save on future
costs. Measure 43 is only $3.75 per quarter. Measure 44 is not a new fee! Measure 45 is only $2.75 per quarter. Learn more about these initiatives by joining us on Facebook!
UCSC News & Achievements
UCSC Releases Campus Sustainability Plan Draft 1.0 UC Santa Cruz is proud to announce the release of its first ever Campus Sustainability Plan Draft. A collaborative effort between staff, students, faculty and administrators, the Sustainability Plan outlines measurable goals in every area of campus operations for 2010-2013, as well as an overarching vision of a sustainable campus by 2020. The plan covers topic areas including Food Systems, Energy, Water, Transportation, and others. You can download the draft at the http://sustainability.ucsc.edu
Most importantly, we want your comments on this plan! Please email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30.
UCSC Wins Acterra 2010 Environmental Business Award
UC Santa Cruz has been selected to receive Acterra's 2010 Business Environmental Award in Pollution Prevention/Resource Conservation -- Large Organization for its outstanding sustainability projects and programs.
UC Santa Cruz's waste prevention, green transportation, and energy efficiency programs all helped to secure the top spot in its category. Additionally, the judges were impressed by the collaborative nature of sustainability on our campus. UC Santa Cruz prides itself on including students, staff, faculty and administration to green our campus and lead the way worldwide in the sustainability in higher education movement. To learn more, read the article here.
UCSC Dining News
Dining recently held a second Meatless Dining Day at College 8/Oakes Dining Hall on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Several new menus were introduced along with a very poplar Indian Food Bar. Meat's Not Green was the focus of the day with our Banana Slugs for Animals campus club present with many educational handouts to inform students that eating plant based foods help to preserve land, save water and causes less global carbon emissions then driving a hybrid car. By eating meat-
free foods you're helping to live sustainably and preserve our natural resources!
The upcoming Staff Appreciation Lunch on Tuesday May 11 will feature a menu offering a great selection of local, organic and sustainable food! It's Spring crop time in our region so come and enjoy the bounty!
Reduce Waste at Campus Move-Out Not ready for move out, we make moving off campus easy.Look for opportunities to swap unwanted items with friends, either informally or at a College sponsored event. Going home or know where you will be living next? Take some stuff there. Start clearing out what you don't need and avoid the stress and last minute rush. Want to donate? We will have Goodwill and Second Harvest Food Bank bins at almost 50 locations around the campus, look for maps in the mail rooms soon.Remember torecycle all that collected paper, cans and bottle early, recycling bins fill up within hours during finals week.Lastly, take the rest with you, when you move out. Support the underpaid workers that have to rush to clean out the rooms after you move out.Need more information? Join the Facebook groupUC Santa Cruz Move Out.
Or Call Housing Conservation Services at 459-2663 or email email@example.com
Internships, Workshops & Opportunities
EPA FREE Webinar on Social Marketing: Building a Tool Kit to Motivate Environmental Action
Thursday, May 20, 10:00-11:30 AM
Promoting conservation requires changing behavior. Unfortunately, most conservation programs are based on assumptions about human behavior that often turn out to be incorrect. As a result, efforts to change behavior and promote conservation often fail. This webinar will provide an overview to the principles of social marketing, particularly as they are applied to environmental programs and highlight several case examples. The webinar will describe specific techniques for effective behavior change, pitfalls to avoid and marketing programs that contribute toward collective practices for successful recycling
campaigns.To register visit: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/rcc/web-academy/index.htm
Call for Papers for 3rd Annual ACPA Sustainability Institute
Call for Papers! Present a Program! Highlight YOUR important sustainability efforts! Teach us/Share with us your promising practices! Learn from other national experts! Please join us at the 3rd ACPA Sustainability Institute schedued for June 23-25, 2010 and hosted by the University of Washington in beautiful Seattle, WA. Please visit http://www.myacpa.org/pd/sustainability/
for more information! For more information please contact Dr. Jeanne Steffes, firstname.lastname@example.org
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! Alliance to Save Energy's Green Campus Program
UC System-Wide and Community
8 UC Campuses in College "Green Guide"
UC's 10 campuses are among the universities listed in "The Princeton
Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges." The guide
is "an effort to recognize the impressive environmental and sustainability
programs at universities and colleges across the country," Princeton
Review said in a statement. Princeton
Review partnered with U.S. Green Building Council to produce the guide. Read more here.
Santa Cruz Film Festival: May 6-15
The Santa Cruz Film Festival brings you the best of independent, local, national and international cinema. Our 2010 lineup is the best ever with original, cutting-edge work, including 27 EarthVision Environmental Films. Tickets are $9 General, $7 Senior/Student. For a list of environmental films, visit http://scfilmfest.org/section/earthvision
Tour of LEED Platinum Chartwell School
Tuesday, May 18, Seaside, CA
The USGBC-NCC Monterey Bay Branch, in partnership with Fehr Engineering, is offering a special tour of the LEED Platinum certified Chartwell School ,
followed by an educational session that will reinforce green building
concepts particularly pertinent to the Green Associates exam. In
designing their new campus, Chartwell made student health and learning
their highest priorities. Chartwell adopted practices that follow
widely accepted standards for both energy and environmental design and
for high performance schools. Chartwell's main buildings are LEED-NC
Platinum certified and exceed CHPS high performance requirements for
schools. To learn more, visit 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
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator
Director of Campus Planning, Physical Planning & Construction
Sustainability Project Plan Liaison
Sustainability Project Plan Liaison
Sustainability Office Student Project Coordinator
Chancellor's Undergraduate Intern for the Sustainability Office
Chancellor's Undergraduate Intern for the Chancellor's Climate Action Plan
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