Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Contests and Funding for April 2014

15th Annual Brower Youth Awards Application Period
Hosted by the Earth Island Institute, North American college students are encouraged to apply for the award based on their demonstrated excellence in environmental leadership, and the creativity, impact, replicability and relevance of the project. Applications will be accepted until May 12.


Call for Abstracts: Book Project on Policy and Agriculture
The new book project out of the Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman University will explore the themes of and intersections among policy, food and farming, and culture in the contemporary American South. Stemming from an interest in alternative, sustainable food systems and the resurgence of the local and craft food movement, the book's focus on the South is due to its distinctive food nuances related to food policy and practice. Deadline for abstracts is April 4.

April 22nd - Walk to Class Challenge Day!
Challenge yourself! Walk to class! Walk to Class Challenge Day – April 22, 2014. Help reach campus sustainability goals and promote healthy choices. Sign up by April 22nd here. Challenge yourself to walk while on campus rather than use transit. First 140 participants to sign up get a free T-shirt, Pedometer, and KIND bar! Interested in participating or volunteering? Contact Jessica Pearson at jrpearso [at] ucsc [dot] edu for more info.

Campus Sustainability Funding Opportunity
The Campus Sustainability Council (CSC) would like to fund your student organization’s sustainability projects or events in the upcoming year. The spring 2014 funding round funding is available for fall 2014 (or summer upon request) through spring 2015. Proposals adhering to the criteria for student organizations and relevance to the Blueprint For Sustainable Campus are eligible for funding. Please fill out the RSVP HERE for ONE of the following MANDATORY grant training sessions:

  • Monday, 4/14/14 at 1:00 PM
  • Monday, 4/14/14 at 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 4/15/14 at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 4/16/14 at 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, 4/17/14 at 3:00 PM. 
All workshops will be held in the Esselen Nation Conference Room at the Bay Tree Bookstore, and should last around one hour.

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