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The Campus Center for the Environment believes that sustainability issues and social injustices go hand in hand, so CCE cultivates a community of ecologically aware and active students through collaboration and education. The CCE is a great resource for UCD students, and is open throughout the week during intern office hours conveniently located in the MU.
The CCE works to promote sustainability by providing resources to make students’ events zero waste, get students involved with the on campus gardens, promote sustainable projects and provides great books and magazines in an eco-library.
The CCE puts on classes for students to learn more about sustainability and social injustices: Field Guide to Sustainable Living in Davis and the spring lecture series Education for Sustainable Living Program. If you are interested in either of these classes please check out our website for more information.
CCE has published a Reorientation Guide, which was a comprehensive resource on all things sustainable in Davis that will be published again soon. We also host the annual Sustainability Summit which highlights campus sustainability accomplishments, have a great connection with the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability representing students at the administrative level, and CCE staff work on a variety of sustainability-related projects across campus.
This year, CCE worked with the Panhellenic Council to pass a bylaw requiring their philanthropy events to be zero waste, and we work with the CoHo to sell compostable products at cost to the sororities to help them achieve zero waste events.
Last year, CCE staff were instrumental in building the Resident Garden in Segundo, which is an educational garden for freshman aimed at promoting sustainability and education about growing your own food.
If you are interested in getting involved, you should come to a Green Team meeting! The Green Team holds monthly events and is a great way to meet like-minded friends, learn about sustainability and make the world a llittle bit greener.
Think locally, act globally.
Director: Tessa Artale