Monday, November 23, 2015

December 2015: Contests and Funding

Cool Campus Challenge
As the end of Fall quarter approaches, so too does the end of the Cool Campus Challenge. This event supports the UC Office of the President’s 2025 Carbon Neutrality Initiative and raises awareness on being greener amongst student staff and faculty. While a friendly competition with the other UCs on which campus can be the “Coolest Campus,” UCSC is currently in 4th place! As a point of Slug pride, let’s move up in number of participants and green pledges, showing the UCs we care about Carbon Neutrality. If you make it to 10,000 points, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a momentum bike (in UCSC school colors) and right now, with only 140 people at that level your odds are pretty good! Sign up and pledge today at!

Just Sustainability Deadline Jan. 18
The Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) invites papers for its second biennial conference “Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons” to be held in Seattle on August 7-9, 2016. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with researchers, businesses, and communities that are bringing EJS issues to the fore of public discourse. Authors will have the opportunity to publish papers in a special issue of the journal Interdisciplinary Environmental Review.

Authors should submit abstracts of no more than 200 words by January 18th, 2016 by using the conference paper submission system. Authors should indicate their preference for an oral or poster presentation. Authors should also indicate if they would like to submit a full paper for a special issue of the journal Interdisciplinary Environmental Review. Full papers will be due on July 1st, 2016, and final versions of accepted papers will be due on October 1st, 2016.

Pitch Slam
If you're interested in sustainable innovations to present at a live competition on December 1st, email Sue Carter (sacarter [at] ucsc [dot] edu). They are awarding 4 prizes, each $500, to the top 4 presenters.  Students can present any idea as long as it involves some type of innovative product or service.

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