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UCSC News & Achievements

"We thrive and survive on planet earth as a single human family. And one of our main responsibilities is to leave to successor generations a sustainable future."  

- General Kofi A. Annan

Sustainability Office News:  


The Sustainability Office's Program Recognizing Offices Practicing Sustainability  (PROPS) is almost finished with its pilot certification of the Physical Planning and Construction offices and will begin working with new offices next quarter.  To get involved, e-mail


Students from the Sustainabiltiy Office will be facilitating a unique learning opportunity through the Education in Sustainable Living Program (ESLP). The class is entitled PROPS For Slugs, and it teaches students how to become change agents through energy and waste assessments and behavioral change strategies.  To enroll, sign up for CLEI 161.

FoSOFoSO/SSITE Trainings  

Friends of the Sustainability Office (FoSO) and  Students for Sustainability through Institutional Transformation and Engagement (SSITE) will be holding weekly group meetings and sustainability trainings next quarter.  To learn more, e-mail  



The Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS) was approved by the UCSC's Chancellor.  The Sustainability Office will soon begin conducting assessments of campus operations and facilities. To learn more, e-mail

Web Resources:

Further Reading & Resources
 "Books That Matter"

Rewewable Energy for International Development Internship in Costa Rica 

UCSC Greening the Campus

Volume 3, Issue 6 March 2011
In This Issue:

Upcoming Events   


Internships and Opportunities  

News and Achievements 

Sustainability Office News 

Winter Quarter     

Strengthening the Roots Convergence

2011 Strengthening the Roots Convergence (by: Mike Bolt)  


Winter quarter is coming to a close, but Spring is just around the corner. Time to explore the many paths to sustainability that are unfolding before you. This season is sure to hold countless possibilities for those that wish to get involved.  So take some time to enjoy your spring break and think about what it is that ignites passion within you.  
Upcoming Events   




Program in Community and Agroecology (PICA): Saturday Garden Workdays

Saturdays 10-2pm

B-quad, the Village

Every Saturday, join the community workdays at the Foundational Roots Garden. Help dig garden beds, pull weeds, build compost, plant veggies, and sow seeds.

FREE organic lunch

harvested from the garden!  

To learn more, contact

MiraMichelle or click here.  

SummerCampaignJobInterviewsSummer Campaign Job Interviews: 

May 11th and 12th, 3PM, 5PM, 7PM 

Outside Stevenson Cafe

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (GCI) is a national organization that specializes in building grassroots support for progressive organizations and good causes. They will be on campus to interview for their summer campaign jobs.They advocate for problems ranging from global warming to social injustices and human abuses. To learn more, e-mail Rallie or click here     


FoodAnxietiesFood Anxieties: A Symposium on the Question of "What to Eat"

March 14, 2011, 5-9 pm

Cellar Door Cafe

The UC Multi-Campus Research Program on Studies of Food and the Body invite you to a symposium that will feature a thought-provoking discussion of food advice, risk, and avoidance with renowned food scholars from across the nation. The event is free and open to the public. For a full list of guest speakers and to register, click  here.  



SECSustainability Breakout Event

April 6th, 5:00-7:30pm  

College Eight Red Room (room 201)

Join the Student Environmental Center for food and discussion at the 3rd Sustainability Breakout Workshop. Topics to be featured will be Transportation, Purchasing, Land use Habitat and Watershed. The ideas emerging from these discussions will compose the Blueprint For Sustainability and act as the basis for projects in upcoming years. To learn more, click here.


 Leith Sharp Speaks on Sustainable Leith Sharo Relationships on Campus  

April 11th, 7-10PM

Classroom Unit #2,

Leith Sharp has worked with universities for the last 18 years to achieve organizational change in the pursuit of environmental sustainability.  She will be speaking at the Education in Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) speaker series on sustainable relationships. To learn more, click here.  

Internships & Opportunities

 Calabasas After School Garden Internship

Teach exciting and engaging lessons to kids in the after school garden program at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville. You will gain first-hand experience and learn valuable skills as an environmental educator in the classroom and in the garden. If interested, contact Bee Vadakan.

PICAschoolPICA School Gardens Internship

Have you ever wanted to work with kids and teach science and nutrition through gardening? This spring we are looking for 4 students to get involved with school garden education! You must be available Mondays from 9-2 pm for garden training days and additional site visits at Pajaro Valley Schools! Interested in an Internship? Contact Bee Vadakan.


GaiaContribute to Gaia Magazine

Gaia is looking for articles, photography, and art for the third issue of Gaia Magazine, which will be published and distributed at UCSC this spring! Gaia hopes to encourage students to think globally, act locally.  Get your global environmental thoughts heard! To learn more, Email us or click here.  


 Best Internship on Earth BestInternshiponEarthThe Best Internship on Earth

The Sierra Club's youth program is looking for an outdoors youth ambassador intern to spend their summer hiking, rafting, and exploring the country.  This intern will video blog about their experiences and earn a $2,500 stipend.  The deadline is March 16th, to learn more click here.  


  SocialEntrepreneursProjectSocial Entrepreneurs Project  
Sansori is inviting the aspiring social entrepreneurs to participate in their first year-long program. Designed for young adults who want to create positive social change, the Jam Session offers the tools needed to start and run a new venture. To learn more, click here. Use this promotional code (SSI19005) in the online application process and we will waive the $75 application fee.

GrassrootsGrassroots Campaigns is Hiring  

Graduating SeniorsGrassroots

Full-time jobs as Citizen Outreach Directors and Field Organizers across the country in their campaign officesIf you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Tashia Graham or click here.  

ESLPEducation for a Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) Internships

ESLP is a student run organization that works year round to put on student led courses and a guest speaker series on topics of sustainability in spring quarter. We are currently looking for students to join our organization to work for one our three spheres: Academic, Heart, and Collaboration Network. If interested, please contact us at and check out our website.

SteGardStevenson Garden Class 

This Spring a Stevenson garden class is being offered! If you're interested in this opportunity and want to take STEV 16, complete the attached application and e-mail it to instructor Dave Shaw. This is a hands-on course in ecological horticulture at the Stevenson Garden. We will grow the Stevenson community through gardening, and projects focused on building a healthy and regenerative local foods culture.

SOINternInternship with the Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office is looking for two, for credit interns for the Spring quarter.  These interns will work specifically with the education and outreach coordinators.   Tasks will include helping to organize events and outreach campaigns.  If interested, please e-mail

RealFoodReal Food Challenge

The Real Food Awards shine a spotlight on the people who represent the best of college food. These awards are about rethinking what's good.  "Good" isn't only about taste--it's also about doing good in our communities. Nominate a student, worker, or faculty today.  To learn more, click here.

Zimride ZimShare the Ride with Zimride

For students who are heading home or traveling during Spring Break, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) invites you to consider using UCSC Zimride to share the ride with others. Have a car and an empty seat? Split the costs and save money by driving a fellow classmate. Don't have a car? Help out with a few bucks and get a lift. It's that simple.To learn more, click here.  


Sustainability Office seeks Climate Action Plan (CAP) Intern 

The intern will assist in implementation of the Climate Action Plan (CAP) at UCSC. This position entails research, reporting, data gathering, meeting planning and facilitation. The intern will be organizing community outreach, decision-making, education, planning, and implementation of projects and programs. For more information, see the Career Center's Employee Request System.

UCSC News & Achievements

sustainabilityJournalUCSC Featured in Get The Word Out Article 

UCSC was featured in an article about campus communication strategies that work.  Particular notice was given to the successful, student-driven ballot measure campaign of the academic year 2010.  To learn more, click here.


StudinitiatedStudent Initiated Carbon Fund Recognized  

The Carbon Fund, founded last spring to diminish the campus carbon footprint, was recognized for being developed by an enterprising group of UCSC students.  Based on a student-led ballot measure, it has raised over $100,000 for environmentally friendly projects undertaken by staff, faculty and students. To learn more, click here.


PTAGSpathTOgreenerPath to a Greener Stevenson (PTAGS) trip to Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility  

Students from the Student Environmental Center and PTAGS participated in the unique opportunity to see where exactly waste ends up.  

To learn more, click here.


EGGUCSC Dining Won a "Golden Egg"

FoodService Director, an online food journal, awarded UCSC one of five golden egg awards for their going green campaign video. Our school was one out of 60 entries, and we will receive a golden egg trophy soon.  To see video, 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, Juan Hernandez, Joseph Feldman, Robert Singleton, Sarah Cohen, Tyler Jessen, John Michael Berndt, and Lindsay Roark.  
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