|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 the students accepted to the new IDEASS course!
Lisa M Campolong
Virginia L. Scott
|UCSC Greening the Campus |
Volume 3, Issue 1 October 2010
Campus Sustainability Plan has been opened to the public for its second
round of comments.
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Welcome to a new year at UCSC!
The sustainability movement has expanded greatly since the ballot measures passed, with many opportunities for student and community
engagement. Join us in making this one of the best years ever! Photos: (Left) The view from the pumpkin patch at UCSC Farm,
(Right) Apple Tasting at the Harvest Festival.
|Upcoming Events|Fall Bike to Work/School Day
andThe 2nd Annual Walk to School Day
Thursday, October 7th
Save some money and the atmosphere by walking or biking throughout the day. Ride your bike to various locations at UCSC and the community and receive a free and healthy breakfast! Look up Locations here.
Sneak Routes and Secret Places
An Informative Bike Ride
Sunday, October 17th
Departs from the UCSC Recreation Office
10 AM-2 PM
Embark on a leisurely 8-12 mile tour of the lesser-known bikeways and learn your way around Santa Cruz! Stops include pie and drinks at the Fairy-Tale Farm and a visit to the Bike Co-Op. For more information, contact People Power at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Systems Learning Journeys
The UCSC Recreation Department offers a variety of learning experiences in food systems, with many tours and seminars of various Santa Cruz gardens throughout the month of October. For a complete list, visit the Food Systems Learning Journeys website.
Campus Conservation Nationals
Nov. 1 - Nov. 19
In this student focused competition, UCSC will be competing against national Universities to see who can reduce their energy use the most. Prizes and awards will be given! For more information, visit competetoreduce.org.
Internships & Opportunities
Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service (IDEASS) Want to receive course credit and possibly get paid to implement a sustainable project of your own design? To find out more and apply, please visit sustainability.ucsc.edu.
Internship Opportunities for Education and Outreach at the Sustainability Office
The Sustainability Office is looking for engaged and enthusiastic individuals to participate in two, 5-unit internships. Students will collaborate with staff, faculty, and administration to foster sustainable behavior on campus. For more information and to apply, please visit Fall Internships. UCSC Carbon Fund Facilitator Interested in climate change? Apply for a paid position in which you provide valuable support to the Carbon Fund Committee! For more information, please click here..
Community Agroecology Network (CAN) Internships Abroad
Interested in doing a university credited internship in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, or Mexico? Visit CAN's website or contact coordinator@CANunite.org
UCSC Greenhouses Restoration ProgramThe greenhouse offers plenty of opportunities for student involvement in campus restoration. For more information, please visit greenhouse.ucsc.edu.
Share Your Ride with Zimride! Offer a ride or request one on the website and have the chance to win a $100 VIsa Card!
Intern for Green Ways to School Green Ways to School educates local youth about sustainable transportation and local campaigns. To learn more, e-mail Tawn Kennedy or call at (831)-428-5109.
Sustainable Student Organizations
Student Environmental Center (SEC) Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, College 8 Red Room The SEC invites you to their weekly General Gatherings. As always, there will be a free, local, organic, vegetarian dinner and fun activities! Visit the website! Students for Sustainability Through Institutional Transformation and Engagement (SSITE) SSITE is a group of motivated student
leaders dedicated to the advocacy of sound environmental
will be meeting weekly during the regular school year to discuss current events, put on educational and
empowering workshops, and work on advocacy and outreach campaigns. For more
information, please email one of the SSITE Program Coordinators.
The Campus Sustainability Council (CSC)
The CSC provides funding to UCSC student organizations for programs and events that are environmentally sound. Want to join? Find out more about scheduled orientation times here.
UCSC News & Achievements
Online Global College Contest for "Greenest Student" International Compost Awareness Poster Contest The contest will run from September 15 until November 30, 2010
and is open to
anyone who wants to help promote the
composting and compost use. The winning poster will serve as a 2011 promotional media piece. For more information, please visit compostingcouncil.org.
|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, John Barnes, Christopher Kuntzsch, Chelsea McDaniel, Ellen Bartow, Amelia Gulling, Alisa Orris, Gabi Kirk, Olivia Kirklan, Cameron Fields, Joseph Feldman, Robert Singleton, and Tyler Jessen.
|Questions? Comments? Please Contact us at email@example.com|
Please visit our website at http://sustainability.ucsc.edu
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