Monday, September 24, 2012

October 2012: Classes, Training, & Community

IDEASS Sustainability Program Spaces Still Available - Apply Now!
Are you an innovative, entrepreneurial, and self-motivated student seeking opportunities to put ideas about sustainable design, social change and environmental stewardship to the test? Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service is a new team-based internship program on campus designed to create opportunities for students to work on local (primarily off-campus) sustainability challenges with community partners or industry sponsors. Applications for enrollment in Fall 2012 will be accepted until the program is full. Click here for more information and to apply today. Click here to send an email.

Experiential Leadership Program - Develop Leadership Skills for a Sustainable World & More!
Looking for become a better leader for a more sustainable world? Interested in hands-on learning? The Recreation Department's Experiential Leadership Program curriculum focuses on developing a leadership mindset, gaining skills and tools for building and being a part of strong teams and communities, and growing ourselves as people so that we can best serve and lead others. What is taught is transferable and relevant to working with people in any environment ranging from classrooms, organizations and communities to boardrooms, rivers and mountaintops. If you're interested in joining the program or learning more, please visit one of the following informational sessions: Friday, September 28 from 2-3 PM; Monday, October 1 from 2-3 PM; Monday, October 1 from 4-5 PM. All informational sessions will be held in the OPERS Conference Room, East Field House, which is upstairs above the East Field House main entrance. Visit the website to learn more here and like the program on Facebook here. Contact Miranda for more information.

College 8 is offering a 2-unit pilot course this year looking at developing the Village into a sustainability district. The fall course will give you hands-on work in conducting research in sustainable energy, water, and food production with the Village as the research site! Click here to view the syllabus and course description and contact Bee if you have any questions.

Design Your Own Course or Become a Community Outreach or Graphic Design Intern with ESLP
Interested in experiential education and student empowerment? UCSC's Education for Sustainable Living Program is a student-run organization which offers an accredited student-led course - CLEI 161 & 61- every spring quarter. ESLP is currently seeking students with the desire to design their own courses ranging from environmental to social justice issues. They are also looking for 2-unit or 5-unit interns interested in doing community outreach and graphic design. For more information and ways to get involved visit the or send an email.

Join the Kresge Natural Foods Co-op
The Kresge Community Natural Foods Co-op is a non-profit student-run food store located on the south side of Kresge College. It has been a Kresge College tradition for over twenty years, supporting small farmers, the UCSC Farm Project, and the Kresge Organic Garden. While anyone can buy food at the Food Co-op, members receive a discount. The Co-op operates as a collective and a variety of membership options are available. Special pricing is available on bulk orders. Come in for groceries, lunch, snacks, hot coffee, tea, or just to spend time with your friends. Hours: Weekdays 9 AM - 6 PM To contact the Food Co-op, call 426-1506, or attend the bi-weekly meetings every other Sunday at 11 am in the Student Lounge.

Drop Your Own Drip (DYOD) has found a new home!
The 2012 Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) 5-unit class project has been adopted by the Student Environmental Center (SEC). That means that there are exciting new ways to earn credit through the the ENVS department and be involved with facilitating the annual campus-wide water-use competition. Interested? Check us DYOD out online here and find out how you can get involved by emailing the new Organizer, Sarah Angulo.

The UCSC Campus Natural Reserve has a new Facebook page!
The Campus Natural Reserve provides outdoor classrooms and living laboratories for students and faculty in the Environmental and Biological Sciences (and beyond!). Students can literally walk outside their classroom and study nature in nature. If you're interested in learning more about the Campus Natural Reserve, like their new Facebook page for updates.

Fall 2012 Environmental Studies Seminar Schedule
The Environmental Studies Seminar is held Mondays in room 221 ISB, from 12:30-1:40pm. Please arrive early (12:15) for coffee, tea, and snacks.

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate: Session Begins October 11
Offers the chance to credential sustainability work through single seminars or a six-seminar sustainability leadership certificate. All work is completed online. Participants will learn to assess their organization's green policies and practice, communicate sustainability initiatives and evaluate best practices. New online seminars begin 11 times each year. The next session begins October 11. Discounts are available to AASHE members. Upcoming seminars include "How Green is Your Organization: Sustainable Policy and Practice" and "How Green is Your Organization: Sustainable Infrastructure." Most Ithaca sustainability seminars are now GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute) approved. Find out more here.

Heard about other sustainability related classes, trainings, or community opportunities around Santa Cruz or the campus? Post in the comments or send us an email

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