A Call for Student Action!

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Written by Victoria Mansfield “Climate change” action: what do these words mean to the average college student? To some, it may simply mean changing personal daily behaviors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To others, it also includes taking part in … Continued

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

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The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) 2014-15 application deadline is fast approaching, and I wanted to let you know about this great opportunity to get your campus green project funded! TGIF is a student-governed grant supported by a $3.47 lock-in fee … Continued

Sustainability tips for holiday gift giving

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It is the time of year for giving so I thought I would share with you some sustainability tips for holiday gift giving. Wrap your gifts with newspaper, the Sunday comics or crossword puzzle make great wrapping paper. Give socially … Continued

Setting the context for global climate catastrophe.

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Emily Williams, Campaign Director, California Student Sustainability Coalition, UCSB alum 2013 Check out her blog Trudging along through the muggy heat of Lima at the UN Climate Conference, nothing would indicate that we were standing at a conference that is … Continued


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DR. CHADWICK: SPEAKER FOR THE SOIL Written by Emilie Wood, Writer and Event Coordinator, UCSB Living Lab Did you know that soil tells a story? It can take you back hundreds of years and show how ancient people used the … Continued

Gaucho Farmer’s Market

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Written by Sarah Siedschlag, Recycling Coordinator, Associated Students Surrounded by some of the best agricultural land in the country, UCSB has a long established appreciation for local and sustainable food. The dining commons in particular has built a network of … Continued

Better Together: Join to Work for a Sustainable Future

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Contributor: LeeAnne Kryder* The start of another school year is an exciting opportunity to join UCSB’s quest for our planet’s sustainable future. Ensuring a sustainable future—that is, using our natural resources carefully so that future generations can enjoy these resources … Continued