The SRC is your connection to sustainability research programs, green jobs, activist organizations and volunteer and internship opportunities. We invite you to take advantage of these available resources.
If you are interested in getting information about internship and job opportunities, email Kristin Hansen, our own Sustainability Analyst, to schedule an appointment. You can also talk to any of the SSC members if you are interested in internships they offer members of the Collective.
UCSD Sustainability Courses
Find courses that focus on different areas of sustainability. For more information, please see the Green Education.
Talk to any of the SPO Interns to connect your green organization to the UCSD network. Together, we can work to make UCSD the most sustainable campus.
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing is the procurement of items that have minimized or reduced environmental effects. Learn how to "Upcycle" your defunct writing instruments, buy energy-efficient equipment and more.
The SPO supports many of the campus's sustainability initiatives. Learn more about UC San Diego's sustainability efforts.
earth week committee
The SPO coordinates the campus's annual Earth Week celebrations. If you have questions or want to get involved with the planning committee, contact Kristin Hansen.
Although the SRC serves as a meeting space for campus organizations, you can hang out, study or collaborate with sustainability champions.
Zero-Waste Refill Station
Visit the best campus hydration station. Fill your water bottles at our zero-waste refill station, for the cleanest and most energy-efficient water on campus. PHSI Pure Water Technology®, a bottleless water cooler supplier, manufactures state-of-the-art water purifiers for the workplace. The multi-stage water filtration system represents the best bottleless water cooler alternative: delivers superb drinking water, improved sustainability and immediate cost savings for most commercial applications.
The SSC focuses on seven categories of sustainability addressing issues of environmental and social justice, which include: energy and waste, water, food, urban development and transportation, public health, corporate accountability and civil and human rights. Each category is led by a director and composed of a team of interns. To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also serve as your connection to student organizations and community opportunities. Visit our website to view our affiliated groups and campus departments; feel free to ask an SSC staff member in the SRC about how to join a sustainability effort.
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)
The SSC's The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC San Diego’s negative impact on the environment and create a more socially responsible campus. Through project grants, the TGIF aims to enable and empower students to become leaders for sustainability. Find out more and apply here.
Reserve the SRC for your events and meetings. The SRC is a great place to hold meetings, have small film screenings, conduct workshops and more.
The SSC’s Affiliate Program is designed to facilitate collaboration with organizations that share the goal of promoting sustainability through social and environmental justice. With this program, the SSC seeks to strengthen existing partnerships with departments and groups that are working toward environmental care and social responsibility, empower the campus community and facilitate the sharing of resources. Applyonline.
Reusable Dishware Program
Hosting an event? Think twice before using disposable dishware that ends up in the Miramar Landfill. The SSC’s Reusable Dishware Program is easy, free for student organizations and better for everyone. Findoutmore about the dishware program and reserve dishware online.
The SSC Student Library consists of over 250 books and a growing DVD selection related to environmental and social justice. Anyone with a valid campus ID can “check out” materials for two weeks at a time; preference is given to undergrad students and SSC affiliates. Students must “check out” their books in person at the SRC. Any of the books can be used in the SRC lounge/office area.
One PC and one Apple computer are available for students’ personal and professional use anytime during open hours.
The SSC offers devices for Do-It-Yourself projects, including a button maker for student organization use and a binding machine to make notebooks from re-purposed paper. Reserve the button maker or binding machine online.