Wednesday, May 22, 2013

June 2013: Classes, Training, and Community

Participate in Zero Plastic Week, June 10-16
Zero Plastic Week is June 10th-16th! Initiated by an international group of students, Zero Plastic Week seeks to stop participants from buying new plastic (including packaging) for a week. You can sign up and commit on the event website.

Gaia Magazine Issue V Available
Gaia, an environmental magazine created y UCSC students, is around campus and available for free! Visit the Gaia website to learn more. A PDF of the magazine will be posted soon!

Register Your Org for the 2013 Fall Harvest Festival & OPERS Festival this September
If you're a campus organization, program, or unit that focuses on sustainability (i.e. economic, social, ecological, educational) and you want to outreach to students at the annual OPERS Fall Festival taking place on Tuesday, September 24, from 3-6 PM at the East Field, click here! (Only campus affiliated organizations and groups can register for this festival.)

If you're a campus or community group, organization, initiative focused on sustainable agriculture, food systems, composting/waste reduction, and/or social justice, please join us for the annual UCSC Harvest Festival taking place on the CASFS Farm from 11 AM - 5 PM on Sunday, September 29th, click here!

Interested in learning more about electric vehicle charging developments planned for UCSC? Want to know of potential electrical shutdowns at Core West? Transportation and Parking Services is wanting to be in better touch with our electric vehicle user community at UCSC – please send an email to to be added to the list of current electric vehicle users. Learn more about UCSC's current EV accomodations on the TAPS website.

Early Bird Registration Now Open Until June 7 for AASHE Conference
Join higher education sustainability leaders in Nashville for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2013 Conference & Expo, taking place October 6-9 at the Music City Center. Early bird registration ends June 7. Visit the website to learn more about the conference.

Energy Opinion Piece by Recent UCSC Grad Erin Linney Published in SC Sentinel 
Erin Linney, a recent Environmental Studies graduate, and former coordinator for PowerSave Green Campus, authored an opinion piece in the Santa Cruz sentinel about energy policy in the City of Santa Cruz, in which she makes a compelling argument for the establishment of an energy code in the city.

Share Thoughts on Desalination Environmental Impact Report by July 15
The public comment period for the Santa Cruz Desalination Program Draft Environmental Impact Report ends July 15. Don't miss the opportunity to read the draft report and provide your feedback.

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.

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