"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

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Volume 4, Issue 2 November 2011

In this Issue:

Fall Quarter       


Sustainability Office Fall 2011 Retreat

Upcoming Events       



 FRANCESFrances Moore Lappe & Friends, 
Lecture & Discussion 
World-renowned environmental Activist, leader and pioneer Frances Moore Lappe,  Diet for a New Planet, will be joined by local author John Robbins, Diet for New America, Transit on America founder Michael Levy and ocean scientist, author and founder LivBlue's Wallace J. Nichols. Friday November 11th, 6:30-8:30pm at Cabrillo Crocket Theater. Purchase tickets here.   

SummitEarth Summit Breakout- November 16th 

Come join fellow peers green out discussions about Energy and Purchasing. Wednesday November 16, Sociology Department Lounge from 5:00-8:00pm.  

For more information, email Eliza Milio.


Internships & Opportunities  

Want to gain hands-on experience in reducing waste and energy usage by helping campus offices change their unsustainable ways? The Program Recognizing Offices Practicing Sustainability (PROPS) has volunteer positions available for Fall quarter 2011! These positions will be offered as 2-credit internship positions in Winter quarter.
For more information, please contact Shannon.

Take Back the Tap UCSC is looking for volunteers to end the sale of plastic water bottles on our campus. Volunteers can outreach to the student body, help with event planning, lead water taste tests, work with store managers on campus, or website and media creation. If you're interested, email us.

eslpESLP's Student-Run Course 

Interested in receiving 5-units create and facilitate your own section on Sustainable living or Social Justice for a student led class this Spring Quarter? The Education for Sustainable Living Program(ESLP) seeks dedicated and knowledgeable students interested in experiential, peer to peer learning excited about learning skills to facilitate, or co-facilitate their own section for our student run course.

Applications and more information can be found on our website: eslp.enviroslug.org


carbonCarbon Fund 2011 Funding Round-

 Deadline November 18th  

The Carbon Fund Fall Quarter 2011 Funding round has begun! Carbon Fund supports projects to reduce carbon emissions through grant funding from Measure 44. We are accepting applications for the greenhouse gas reduction projects until the deadline-Friday, November 18th at 11:59PM.  You may access the online proposal application form by clicking here.


agriAwesome 3-month Agriculture Program

Urban Adamah, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month intensive residential leadership training program for young adults ages 20-29, that integrates urban organic farming, social justice work and progressive Jewish living and learning.  Applicants do not need any farming for Jewish knowledge to participate. For more info, visit their website.  
News & Achievements
Thank You for Attending Sustainability Office Open House
Sustainability Office Fall Student Leadership Retreat

On October 21-23, nearly 40 student leaders from each academic year and a variety of disciplines came together to build professional skills and plan their projects for the year at the Sustainability Office's Fall Retreat. This was the Office's largest student retreat to date, and an exciting time for Friends of the Sustainability Office, Students for Sustainability through Institutional Transformation and Engagement (SSITE), Green Campus, Program Recognizing Offices Practicing Sustainability (PROPS), The Zero Waste Team, Project Clearinghouse and Climate Action Team to vision how they can build a sustainable campus. As one participant said, "I hope in the near future I am able to obtain the professional skills I need through the Sustainability Office and make connections with the people in the office to achieve the goals I have for myself in my future."


approvedUCSC- Summary Action Plan Approved
The Chancellor's Executive Committee for Sustainability and Climate Change approved a summary version of the UCSC Climate Action Plan.  A comprehensive update is currently being developed. If you would like more information or would like to get involved please email Lacey Raak, or  Camille Carrillo.
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The Campus Sustainability Office Team:

Nicole Fiore, Olivia Kirkland, Juan Hernandez, Sarah Cohen, Shannon Miller, Gabi Kirk, Michelle Chacon, Tan Ha, Andrea Stone, Elissa Martinez, Aurora Winslade, John Barnes, Shauna Casey, Lacey Raak, Elida Erickson, and more! 
Questions? Comments? Contact us at sustain@ucsc.edu  


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