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Greening UCSC Campus 

Volume 3, Issue 8 May 2011

  Celebrate the End of the Year!    


We hope that you enjoyed this year. Keep in touch and have a good summer!  

Featured Event: 3rd Annual End of the Year Sustainability Celebration, May 25th at Stevenson Event Center


Upcoming Events 

paperPaper-Making Workshop May 22nd

Come participate in a free Papermaking Workshop May 22nd from 1-3pm at the Village Kitchen F-quad. Make your own paper from recycled materials such as egg cartons, lint, newspapers, used colored paper, and scraps of really high quality paper from the Cowell Press. Its a chance to get messy and play with pulp.

There are 15 spots! This event is open to the whole campus.

To  RSVP, email Alicia. 


cobworkshopEnvironmental Orgs Unite!

Cob Workshops: May 21st & May 28th

You are invited to agrill cob workshop at the Sustainable Living Center with the Student Environmental Center's Green Building Campaign in collaboration with PICA. If you would like to be part of the building process, there will be two Saturday workshops from 11am - 4pm, on May 21st and 28th. Space is limited! **RSVP** and show up by 11am on Saturday ready to get down and dirty. Lunch will be provided and shared with PICA workday participants.


eslp_lastESLP's Last Speaker Night- May 23rd: 

Self-Sustainability & Simple Living

Education for a Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) has one last speaker night with Sage Lavine and Andy Couturier talking about self-sustainability and simple living on Monday, May 23rd from 7-10pm at Classroom Unit II. For more info, click here.


3rd Annual End of the Year    

Sustainability Celebration

May 25th

 This event will provide a variety of opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to strengthen collaborations and reflect on both the past and future vision of sustainability on campus. Activities of the day will include a student-initiated poster session, a world cafe, a sustainability recognition ceremony and delicious organic lunch. We will also hear from Executive Vice Chancellor, Alison Galloway, and representatives from campus organizations. Will be held at Stevenson Event Center on Wednesday, May 25th, from 11AM-3PM. (Sponsored by Green Campus & Sustainability Office).


ZERO WASTE MOVEOUT, May 26 - June 15 

Students moving out zeroof the UCSC residence halls are encouraged to visit their local Zero Waste Stations to donate unwanted items to local charitiesFrom May 26 - June 15, Goodwill, Hope Services, 2nd Harvest Food Bank and Homeless Services will provide bins for donations of household items, toiletries, and non-perishable food, along with regular recycling.  We need your help to make this program successful - please click HERE to volunteer and get a FREE T-SHIRT, or visit our Facebook page.  


Internships & Opportunities    


IDEASSIDEASS Course- Integrating Science & Tech for Sustainability Challenges


Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service (IDEASS), is a 3-quarter long upper division service-learning course(5 units) that is designed to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills while developing students as change agents savvy to the sustainability challenges that will define the 21st Century. As an IDEASS student, you will be trained to work in an interdisciplinary team to address technological, humanistic and societal aspects of environmental challenges in integrative ways

Applications are due no later than May 20th, 2011. Click here to learn more.  

DISCOVER_ESLPDiscover what ESLP offers, June 6th

Come to our final class period to come see your peers and discover what ESLP members have learned this year on Monday, June 6th from 7-10pm from Classroom Unit II. ESLP is looking for students to join the organizing team! If you are interested in becoming an intern or organizer, applications are available at  


4 Week Summer Course at Swanton Pacific Ranch:

SUMMERThe Social & Ecological Dimensions of California Agrifood Systems  

Exciting new course for digging deep into the natural and social dimensions of California agriculture, with Cal Poly Swanton Pacific Ranch as the home base.The New Roots Institute for the Study of Food Systems, based in Santa Cruz, California, is a center for innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research on food systems.  Gain: Hands-on experience in basic production skills and understanding of their biophysical basis; Analytical engagements with food systems; 4 credits. Apply ASAP, course limited to 20 students. For more information, click here.  

UCSC Achievements   


HEALTHHealth Center Receives  

SEAONC Merit Award   

UC Santa Cruz continues to earn recognition and honors for the newly completed "green" renovation of the Cowell Student Heath Center. Previously, the building earned the campus its first "Gold" certification from LEED. Now, the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) has selected the Health Center for a  merit award in the category of Sustainable Design at the SEAONC 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards on May 3, 2011.


PRINCETON UCSC included in Princeton's  

"Guide to 311 Green Colleges" 

greenThe Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges profiles 308 institutions of higher education in the United States and three in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. UCSC's green efficiencies and environmental student orgs were written about.  They produced a 220-page guide-- the only free, comprehensive, annually updated guide to green colleges.


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