Table of Contents
Further Reading & Resources
Internships & Opportunities
UCSC Organizations
UCSC News & Achievements
"The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
Marcel Proust
Sustainability Office News:
This past weekend, the Sustainability Office joined the Student Environmental Center, the Green Campus Program, the Program in Community and Agroecology, the Friends of the Community Agroecology Network, the Education in Sustainability Living Program, and the Food Systems Working Group in an inter-organization sustainability retreat at Camp Harmon. Below are pictures highlighting our inspiring and collaborative environment.

RedwoodsS.O. group picture Closing ceremony



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 4 January 2011
Welcome to a new year at UCSC!

Retreat group picture

A group picture from the inspiring, inter-org sustainability retreat.

It's a new year and a new quarter at UCSC, offering an immense variety of opportunities! Make sustainability your new year's resolution and get involved today!  You just may find something new that ignites passion and inspiration

within you.

Upcoming Events

GRANTCSC Grant Training

January 12th-18th
Bay Tree Conference Room

Campus Sustainability Council Winter Funding opportunity for Sustainability Projects will be hosting grant training in January! Learn more about CSC and their training sessions here.

Yuba bike
COMMUTCommuter Resolution Solution Day
Saturday, January 15th
Spokesman Bicycles
Factory representatives from Yuba Bicycles will be on hand with a full fleet of Yuba Mundo Cargo Bicycles, which are an affordable and ecological way to meet your local mobility needs.  To learn more about these Bicycles, click here.

INTERNSHIPFAIRCareer Center Summer Internship Fair
Tuesday, January 25th
Stevenson Event Center
Learn about the many ways you can get professional and gain valuable experience over the summer.  Dress for success and bring both your student
ID card and your resume. To learn more, click

ECOFARMEco-Farm Conference
January 26th-29th
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove
With over 60 workshops featuring prominent speakers on the latest advances in agricultural techniques, marketing strategies, research and other important food system issues, along with organic meals and lively entertainment, the EcoFarm Conference is the largest sustainable agriculture gathering in the western United States.  To learn more and register, click here.

Site Stewardship Site Stewardship Volunteer Day
Saturday, January 29th
Seymour Center and Younger Lagoon Park
Site Stewardship is hosting a volunteer day where they'll be planting coastal natives near the Seymour Center and Younger Lagoon Reserve. Bring a water bottle, wear sunscreen, and dress appropriately for the weather. Must RSVP by e-mailing

HEROEveryday Hero Bike Ride
Sunday, February 6
Celebrate the rainiest day of the year with People Power director Micah Posner by enjoying all weather cycling, while also learning tips for keeping your stuff dry.  Sign up at online through OPERS.

Internships & Opportunities
OPERSExperience Winter through OPERS
The Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports'  Winter Recreation, Intramural and Sports Guide is now available online. There are also a series of interesting Food Systems Learning Journeys to explore.  Registration begins at 9AM on Tuesday, January 11th online at

JAFSDSubmit to the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

The JAFSCD has called for submissions for two special topic papers.  Write an article about Food Systems Planning Theory and Practice or on The Essential Principles of Small and Mid-Scale Food Value Chain Development and have it peer reviewed by this esteemed journal. To learn more, click here.

ESLPFacilitate a CRAFT for ESLP  ESLP logo

Interested in teaching your very own course on any issue relating to sustainability? Education for a Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) is offering the opportunity for just that! You will receive 5 units for facilitating a two-unit course when you teach a CRAFT during Spring quarter. Sign up now as spots are limited! Please contact Colin Geraci at

Green Campus Program's Monthly Sustainability Pledge Raffle
The Green Campus Program is hosting a monthly raffle, in which students who visit the website and complete a sustainability pledge will automatically be entered to win various green prizes and a chance to appear in their monthly newsletter.  To take the pledge, click here.

MARKETCARTPICA Market CartPICA's Market Cart
The PICA Market Cart, which takes place bi-quarterly at the Quarry Plaza, offers fresh produce grown from the student gardens on campus. Be on the lookout for their local flowers, fruits, and veggies to take part in the student garden culture!

Joining a vanpool is a great way to meet staff, faculty, and students - plus it can help you reduce stress, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint! There are current openings in the Aptos area that serve varied work shifts. Monthly fee is $36. To learn more, contact Joanna Palmer or click here.

FellowNWF LogoNWFNWF's Campus Climate Fellowship
The National Wildlife Foundation's Campus Ecology Program is excited to announce their call for applications for their 2011 Campus Climate Fellowship Program!  The deadline in January 31st, for more information and to apply, please visit NWF's website.


INTERNSSITE/Sustainability Office Internship Opportunity

Students for Sustainable Institutional Transformation and Engagement (SSITE) and the Sustainability Office are looking to recruit a 3-credit intern to help manage the newly formed student group and work on other sustainability outreach campaigns. Interns would work about 5-8 hours a week by helping to facilitate workshops and trainings, outreaching to the campus community, attending relevant meetings and conferences, drafting documents and planning campaigns. Interested students should contact Robert Singleton to learn more and apply.


CAPINTERNCAP/Sustainability Office Internship Opportunity

The  Sustainability Office is looking for an intern to assist in the development and implementation of the Climate Action Plan (CAP). If you are interested, please send a cover letter to Cameron Fields at


PPCGraphic Artist & Website Intern for Physical Planning and Construction

If you're skilled in website design and graphic art, this is the job for you!  To learn more, go to the career center website and look up job request #5948.

Sustainable Student Organizations
SECStudent 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!

FOSOFriends of the Sustainability Office (FoSO)

Every Monday, 12-2 PM, College 8 Red Room

FoSO is a new student organization dedicated to fostering sustainability on campus through engagement with the key campaigns of the Sustainability Office. It provides students with the resources and support needed to be student leaders, as well as teaches them valuable outreach strategies. It meets and collaborates with the Students for Sustainability through Institutional Engagement and Transformation (SSITE) every Monday.  To learn more, e-mail  

UCSC News & Achievements

GKPICA's Green Kitchen PICA's Green Kitchen
The Program In Community and Agroecology has been fundraising for the construction of a completely sustainable Green Kitchen to be built on campus.  This innovative kitchen will be built with sustainable and recycled materials using the latest green technology. To learn more about this exciting project or to donate, click here.

PUBLICITYGreen Advocates

An exciting article highlighting UC sustainability efforts made reference to UCSC frequently. Particular notice was given to our organic farm, Meatless Mondays, and student-driven green funds. To read the full article, click


John LairdLEGISLATORFormer Santa Cruz Legislator to be Appointed Head of the State Natural Resources Agency

Former Santa Cruz Legislator, John Laird, is expected to be appointed as head of the state National Resources Agency by Jerry Brown.  This environmental advocate will now have a powerful voice in the issues of logging, fishing, farming, parks, and water policies in California.  To learn more, click here.


TRANSITIONTransition Santa Cruz

Transition Santa Cruz is taking the lead, along with Ecology Action, People Power, and other local groups, in drafting a 15-point "must have" list for inclusion in the city of Santa Cruz's Climate Action Plan.  To learn more about this and future opportunities to participate, click here

STARSSTARS First Gold Rating Awarded

AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) has awarded it's fist Gold rating to the University at Colorado at Boulder. More than 230 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada have registered for STARS, and UC Santa Cruz is currently in its development stages. To learn more, click here.
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The Campus Sustainability Office Team:

Aurora Winslade, John Barnes, Christopher Kuntzsch, Chelsea McDaniel, Ellen Bartow, Amelia Gulling, Alisa Orris, Olivia Kirklan, Cameron Fields, Joseph Feldman, Robert Singleton, Sarah Cohen, Tyler Jessen, John Michael Berndt, and Lindsay Roark.

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