Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April 2016: Contests and Funding

Apply to UC Carbon Slam: Deadline April 10
University of California students are invited to apply to the Carbon Slam, a UC-wide competition taking place May 23rd at Xerox PARC in Silicon Valley. This system-wide event will bring students from all 10 UC campuses to present their climate change science and solution research in 3-minute pitches and posters in a live competition before a panel of esteemed judges and guests for a chance to win cash prizes. This event will highlight the important work that UC students and faculty are doing to understand the impacts of climate change and to develop new innovations, practices and policies that can help mitigate those impacts. The website and application portal can be found at carbonslam.org. Please email Sue Carter at carbon-slam[at]ucsc[dot]edu with any questions.

Queer Black Zine Submissions: Deadline April 10
Calling All Black Queer Geniuses: Bring your art, your brainstorms, your writings. The Michael Johnson Support Committee is putting together a zine on the intersections of sexuality, prison abolition, HIV criminalization, and queer black experience, and they are searching for your brilliance. Send submissions to gayshamesf[at]yahoo[dot]com. More information is available here.

Second Nature 2016 Climate Leadership Awards: Deadline April 25
The Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, in partnership with USGBC's Center for Green Schools, recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience at signatory campuses of the Climate Leadership Commitments. They do so based on demonstrated advances in innovation, embedded opportunities and student preparedness with relation to sustainability and climate action. Applications are due by April 25 at 3:00pm Eastern.

Campus Sustainability Council Request for Proposals Available: Deadline May 6
The Campus Sustainability Council (CSC) would like to fund student organizations' sustainability projects or events in the upcoming year. The Spring 2016 funding round funding is available for Fall 2016 through Spring 2017. Proposals adhering to the criteria for student organizations and relevance to the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus are eligible for funding. There are mandatory trainings before the deadline. Find out more on their website.

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