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Report Card 2010

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University of California–Davis

Student Survey

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Name: Jessica Bray, Lauren Jabusch, Will Klein

Position (in student organization): Co-Directors

Date: 7/19/09

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.

Name of organization: Campus Center for the Environment (CCE)

Number of active members: 3

Website: http://cce.ucdavis.edu/

Date of last meeting: 7/16/09

Frequency of meetings: weekly during the school year, monthly during the summer

Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008: see attached document named CCE Report

Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008: see attached document named CCE Report

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please list details for each competition.

#1 - Name of competition: America’s Greenest Campus

Year initiated: 2009

Frequency of competition: first time for competition

Participants: any student in upper level education

Incentives: cash prizes

Goal of competition: to lower emissions for students, staff, faculty

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: currently unknown

Lasting effects of competition: lowered emissions for the participating schools

Website: http://americasgreenestcampus.com/

-For information see attached document named CCE Report

 

#2 - Name of competition:

Year initiated:

Frequency of competition:

Participants:

Incentives:

Goal of competition:

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

Lasting effects of competition:

Website:

 

SUSTAINABILITY IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT

3) Does your student government include a specific position or committee dedicated to campus sustainability issues?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please describe: Campus Center for the Environment is an ASUCD (Associated Students of the University of California Davis) unit. CCE serves to facilitate collaboration among environmental clubs by holding meetings among them and encouraging active partnerships among students, faculty, the administration, and the community to promote better practices. CCE will also act (beginning fall 09) to research better alternatives to current practices

through internships.

The Environmental Policy and Planning Commission is an advisory committee to the ASUCD Senate on environmental legislation. It also serves to outreach to the student body to educate them on environmental issues through activities such as Earth Week (Trashion Show, Meat vs Vegetarian Debate, environmental club fairs) and others such as hydrogen car displays.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

4) Please describe any additional campus sustainability activities or projects that you or your group has initiated at your school: see attached document named CCE Report

 

5) Please list and briefly describe any other student-run organizations related to campus sustainability at your school, and provide URLs if available (e.g., student groups; student government committees; student-run food co-ops, gardens/farms, bike co-ops) and provide contact information of the student leaders, if possible:

  • California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC)

Primary Contact: Lauren Jabusch

Web Link 1: www.sustainabilitycoalition.org

Web Link 2: http://daviswiki.org/California_Student_Sustainability_Coalition

To unite and empower UC Davis students to transform our institution to a more sustainably aware community through projects, campaigns, and educational opportunities.

  • Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) Club

Primary Contact: Michael Jones

Web Link 1: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/Students/club/

Web Link 2: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2200813615

The ESP Club as an educational and social club through which undergraduates have the opportunity to meet other students in their major and to become more familiar with the Environmental Science and Policy department. In addition to the academic aspect of the club, we meet several times a quarter to plan recreational events and coordinate volunteer work for different environmental projects.

  • Environmental Toxicology (ETOX) Club

Primary Contact: Elizabeth K. Marder

Web Link 1: N/A

Web Link 2: N/A

The Environmental Toxicology Club is a social and educational organization sponsored by the Department of Environmental Toxicology at UC Davis. The club welcomes all students interested in the environmental sciences, regardless of major. In addition to meetings and social and service activities, the club sponsors events for students to learn about environmental toxicology and interact with faculty and alums. The club also provides a forum for students to learn about job and internship opportunities and participate in career development workshops.

  • EnvironMentors at UC Davis

Primary Contact: Darwin Moosavi

Web Link 1: www.davisenvironmentors.com

Web Link 2: N/A

Our mission is to provide high school students with education, guidance, resources, and projects encouraging development of environmental stewardship. This will be accomplished through a 5 stage process:State 1-Information

  • Students for sustainable Agriculture (SSA)

Primary Contact: Katie Cooper, Maggie Lickter

Web Link 1: http://sustainableaggies.blgstot.com

Web Link 2: N/A

Students for Sustainable Agriculture works to engage the campus and larger community in a socially just and ecologically balanced approach to agriculture. This group is an undergraduate and graduate group.

  • Also there is the Davis Vegetarian Society. and SolArising (a solar advocacy group) - Brennan Bird

EPPC (Environmental Planning and Policy Commission, chair, Priya Shukla) and Project Compost

Food Animal Medicine and Reproduction (FARM) Club

Primary Contact: Taylor P Ludwick

Web Link 1: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/Student_Clubs.html

FARM Club exists to provide extracurricular learning and networking opportunities for students interested in production medicine. Webelieve in providing utmost care for animals, while working to ensure a healthy, wholesome and safe food supply to benefit the world. We have the unique responsibility to bring sound scientific evidence to our future clients and to educate the consuming public about the food they eat. This mission begins in school and continues

throughout our careers as food animal practitioners.

  • Wilderness Medicine Student Interest Group at UCDSOM

Primary Contact: Kyle Davis

To foster and continue interest in outdoors and wilderness medicine through a series of lectures, events, and outings.

 

Questions 6 is for informational purposes only; your response will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

 

6) Please list any regional or national networks with which your group is affiliated (e.g., Energy Action Coalition/Campus Climate Challenge, Sierra Student Coalition, a state PIRG, a state student sustainability coalition):

 

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CAMPUS CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

 

Memorial Union 41, One Shields Avenue • Davis, California 95616

UCDCCE@gmail.com • www.cce.ucdavis.edu

 

CO-DIRECTORS

--Will Klein

Unit Director

--Jessica Bray

Program Director

--Lauren Jabusch

Outreach Director

 

SPRING PROJECTS

CLUB COLLABORATION

 May 8, 2009 to Ongoing

CCE’s Roles

 • Holding a meeting among environmental groups in the Library from 4 to 5 pm

• Agenda for First Club Collaboration Meeting

• 1) Round

�� Introductions about CCE providing strong support network for environmental clubs on campus

• 2) Goals for next year *think big and realistically - Club, Campus how does CCE fit into the picture for your organization?

• Goals and how CCE can help clubs on campus

�� Become worth something before focus on visibility

�� Throw shindigs to get people to meet each other

�� Advertising- facebook, a-frames, posters, traditional methods do have value

�� Currently no collaboration, overlap between clubs

�� Maybe a theme per quarter that each club could contribute to each a little bit that would bring clubs together.

�� Bring people together, give them food, and a little bit of structure

�� Vacuum of collaboration, bring together information.

�� Coordinating schedule of club events so they occur at different times

�� Especially with groups that don’t have green background. “going green” night at open mic, etc. environmental theme

�� Best Practices Hand book for student clubs

• 3) Record listserves for all clubs

• 4) Updates on the CCE website for each club.

• 5) America's Greenest Campus

• 6) Plastic Bag Ban/Tax

• 7) Invite to the Sustainability Summit

• 8) Open space/ add ins

• 9) Close out/ set up time and day for meeting at the end of May

• 10) Enjoy Whole Earth Festival

Contacts

• Susan Macaulay, Library Analyst, reports to acting University Librarian, facilitates communication

between student government and library, coordinates LEED for the library

• Ravi D, formerly of ASUCD

• Maggie Lickter, Students for Sustainable Agriculture, California Student Sustainability Coalition,

Gleaning Project

• Dani Lee, Students for Sustainable Agriculture, Davis Vegetarian Society, Sustainability Coordinator

for University Dining Services

• Stephanie Macedo, Executive Office

• Joe Chatham, ASUCD president

• Paige Culver, Students for Sustainable Agriculture

• Brian Seaby, California Student Sustainability Coalition

 

AMERICA’S GREENEST CAMPUS

 Spring Quarter to October 5, 2009

CCE’s Roles

 • Act as the campus organizer for America’s Greenest Campus, a national competition to see which school can get the most people to sign up and complete a carbon footprint

• Climate Culture is hosting a national competition, America's Greenest Campus, to see which college/university can get the most students, staff, faculty, and alumni to sign up at americasgreenestcampus.com and complete a carbon footprint by October 5th. This website is a great way to see that when each person makes a small change, together it amounts to something substantial.

• On October 5th, winning campuses will be eligible for:

�� $5,000 to the school with the most participants (students, alumni, faculty, staff)

�� $5,000 to the school with the largest percentage of carbon emissions reduced

�� $10,000 to the winner of the SmartPower Energy Smart Ad Challenge

• Advertising the contest to students, faculty, and staff

�� Placed recycled paper flyers in the Dining Commons and Silo to advertise contest

�� Information on student housing bulletin boards

• Encouraging sign up at www.americasgreenestcampus.com

�� Tabling in the Dining Commons and Quad

�� Set up competitions within the school to encourage turnout-focusing on Dorms,

Summer Orientation, departments

• Media coverage of contest

�� The Aggie , May 13, 2009

Contacts

 • Angela Ruggiero, California Aggie newspaper, Aggie Staff Writer

• Jessica Lam, Resident Advisor for Tercero, Pierce M Building

• Krithika Harish

• Patrice Stafford

• Name, Entertainment Council

• Tracy Hsieh, Student Housing

• Danielle Lee, Sodexho

 

GREEK WEEK RECYCLING DRIVE

 May 4, 2009 to May 8, 2009

CCE’s Roles

 • Brought together R4 and Greek Week organizers to add a recycling drive to the Greek Week competition, and to create a zero-waste picnic on Friday, May 8.

• Coordinating between organizations like the Pan-Hellenic Society and R4

• Help Greek houses obtain large recycling bins and personal recycling bins

• Both educational (provided information to each house) as well as applicable (created incentives for houses to recycle)

Contacts

• Maddie Greaves, R4

• Name, R4

 

REORIENTATION GUIDE

 Spring Quarter to Ongoing

CCE’s Roles

 • Update outdated information about environmental organizations

• Move the Reorientation Guide to the CCE website instead of paper print

Contacts

 • Jamie Trinkle, former CCE Director

 

PACHAMAMA COFFEE

 May 13, 2009 to End of Spring Quarter

CCE’s Roles

 • Coordinating efforts between campus groups such as CSSC, SSA, and the CoHo to hold a Pachamama coffee testing to gauge student support for Fair Trade Coffee

• Holding a Fair Trade Coffee Break with donated Pachamama coffee, Wednesdays 2-4pm in the

• Provide survey for customers about fair trade coffee

Contacts

 • Amber Ma, Students for Sustainable Agriculture

• Paige Culver, Students for Sustainable Agriculture

• Maggie Lickter, Students for Sustainable Agriculture

• Sara Kosoff

• Catherine Dilley, Pachamama representative

 

RECYCLING BINS ON IM FIELDS

 Spring Quarter to Completion of Project

CCE’s Roles

 • Working with R4 and IM sports to place recycling bins on IM fields

• Currently all plastic bottles are thrown away

• Coordination between IM Fields Directors and R4 to have recycling picked up

• Both R4 and IM Sports are in support of the idea, but do not have the time to pursue on their own

Contacts

• Andy Rameriz, Assistant Director of Intramural Sports, Department of Campus Recreation

• Crystal, R4

 

FARM TO COLLEGE NIGHT

 Wednesday, June 3rd at 4:30-7:30pm

CCE’s Roles

 • Volunteering at the event

• Promoting CCE visibility

Contacts

 • Dani Lee, Food Systems Sustainability and Education Coordinator, University Dining Services

 

POST CONSUMER COMPOST IN COFFEE HOUSE

 Spring Quarter to Ongoing

CCE’s Roles

 • Facilitated conversations between Sodexho, Project Compost, and the Coffee House about the possibility of post consumer waste pick up

Contacts

 • Dani Lee, Food Systems Sustainability and Education Coordinator, University Dining Services

• Sara Kosoff, Co-Ho Sustainability

• Sharon Coulson, Director of the Co-Ho

• Brennan Bird, Project Compost

• Liz Fitzgerald, Project Compost

• Justin Patrizio, ASUCD Senator

 

PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ON CAMPUS

 May 2009 to Ongoing

CCE’s Roles

 • Pass around petitions at WEF and other campus events, the quad, etc. to gauge student support for either a plastic bag ban or tax in the bookstore

Contacts

 • Brian Kim, City/County

 

RECYCLING BIN ART CONTEST

 Spring Quarter to Completion of Contest

CCE’s Roles

 • Art competition among students to create artistic designs for recycle bins to increase visibility and reduce contamination of recycling

• Working with R4 to receive permission to place art on the trash cans

• Currently all plastic bottles are thrown away

• Coordination between IM Fields Directors and R4 to have recycling picked up

• Both R4 and IM Sports are in support of the idea, but do not have the time to pursue on their own

Contacts

 • Ann Savageau, Art professor

• Crystal, R4

 

INTERNSHIPS

 Spring Quarter to Ongoing

CCE’s Roles

 • Set up internships for students interested in working to promote a better quality of life for the UC Davis community that is respectful of its people, environment, and future

• Create internship positions for course credit

• Work with professor to sponsor a CCE internship

• Recruit and hire at least one student intern

Contacts

• Jack Draper

• Kim Mahoney, Major advisor for Environmental Science and Policy (ESP)

 

WEBSITE

 Spring Quarter to Ongoing

CCE’s Roles

• Revive and update the CCE website as a place where any interested student can find out when environmental clubs are meeting, and what they are doing

• Getting club information at Campus Convergence

• Displaying the Reorientation Guide information on the website

• Create an interactive calendar of events pertaining to CCE’s mission

Contacts

 • Alex Park, Creative Media

 

UPCOMING/PAST EVENTS

• Student Housing Sustainability Fair, May 20, 3 to 7pm

• Green Sex, Memorial Union, May 20 5 to 7pm

• Climate Change Reception, Alumni and Visitors Center, May 20, 5:45 to 8pm

• Sustainability Summit, June 1st, 10am to 12pm, Putah Creek Lodge, sponsored by CSSC

• Farm-To-College Night, Segundo Dining Commons, Wednesday, June 3rd at 4:30 to 7:30pm

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 The mission of the CCE is to create a culture of environmental awareness and consciousness by providing a space for networking, education, the provision of resources and the fostering of environmental and social solutions to problems adversely affecting the UCD campus, local community and greater environment.

 

 

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