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:

Congratulations to the students accepted to the new IDEASS course!

Jessica Clark
Lucy Ferneyhough
Lisa M Campolong
Lorissa Huey
Shawn McEachin
Kayla Criner
Kenneth Jackson
Julie Jimenez
Aysha Bilal
Anne Eblin
Audrey Faber
Bryan Agnew
Mark Humphrey
 Alexander Sassoon

Lindsey Roark
Jason Daniel
Anya Lundeberg
Alexander Peri
Alona Harris
Virginia L. Scott
Michael Glasser
Winfield Atherton
Jake Adee

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 3, Issue 1 October 2010
The Campus Sustainability Plan has been opened to the public for its second round of comments. 
Share your opinion and WIN PRIZES by visiting

Welcome to a new year at UCSC!

Apple TastingView from the pumpkin patch.                      

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.

(Alisa Orris)

Upcoming Events

Biker on a Bike Path
BikeWorkDayFall Bike to Work/School Day 
The 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

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.

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ClimateCompCampus 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
Internships & Opportunities

FallInternsImpact 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

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 CAN logo.

Interested in doing a university credited internship in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, or Mexico? Visit CAN's website or contact

UCSC Greenhouses Restoration Program
The greenhouse offers plenty of opportunities for student involvement in campus restoration.  For more information, please visit

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 policy. SSITE 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

RecentRecogUCSC Makes the Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll
UCSC is one of the 18 national colleges that made the Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll. The campus scored an extremely impressive Green Rating of 99 out of 100. For more information, visit the Green Rating Press Release.

UCSC Ranks 11th in Sierra Magazine's Cool Schools

The Sierra Magazine recently published its fourth annual ranking of America's Greenest Schools, in which UCSC placed 11th. Read the full article.

UCSC Makes US News and World Report's Listing of Top 10 Eco-Friendly Campuses

UCSC was recognized primarily for its reduction in food and water waste through its tray-less dining and composting programs.  For more information, go to US News and World Report.

LEED LogoUCSC Receives LEED Certification for Cowell Dining Commons
UCSC received its second campus-wide LEED rating for the Cowell College Dining Commons.  This is the very first LEED certification to be awarded for building renovation at UCSC.

Green Office Certification
The Sustainability Office is implementing a pilot program for green office certification. You can make your office environmentally sound while saving money.  If you would like to participate, please contact Olivia Kirklan. 
Global Contests

GlobalContestOnline Global College Contest for "Greenest Student"

Compost Poster

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 benefits of composting and compost use.  The winning poster will serve as a 2011 promotional media piece. For more information, please visit
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.

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