|"The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes."|
|UCSC Greening the Campus |
Volume 3, Issue 4 January 2011
Welcome to a new year at UCSC!
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
CSC Grant Training
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.
Commuter Resolution Solution Day
Saturday, January 15th
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.
Career 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 here.
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 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 email@example.com.
Everyday 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
Experience 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 www.ucscrecreation.com
Submit 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.
Facilitate a CRAFT for ESLP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PICA Market CartThe 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!VanpoolsJoining 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. NWF'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.
SSITE/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 email@example.com to learn more and apply.
CAP/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graphic 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
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!
Friends 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 email@example.com.
UCSC News & Achievements
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
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
Former 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.
Transition 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
STARS 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
|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, Olivia Kirklan, Cameron Fields, Joseph Feldman, Robert Singleton, Sarah Cohen, Tyler Jessen, John Michael Berndt, and Lindsay Roark.
|Questions? Comments? Please Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org|
Please visit our website at http://sustainability.ucsc.edu
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