Events and Opportunities

Sustainability Office Hiring!

The Sustainability Office at CSUMB is looking to fill the position of Sustainability Education and Outreach Assistant. If you are an outgoing person who is looking to promote sustainability on campus and likes to work with other people than this might be the position for you! The Outreach and Education Intern in the Sustainability Office works with the Sustainability Director, other student interns, and the broader campus to produce the Sustainability Newsletter and to help build a sustainable culture on campus.

If you are interested please email the Sustainability Director, Lacey Raak, at

Otter Cross Cultural Center Hiring a Sustainability & Wellness Student Coordinator

The Sustainability and Wellness Student Coordinator is designed to strengthen OC3’s involvement with the campus sustainability efforts and create innovative ways to enrich the wellbeing of CSUMB students through self-care and community care programs. The Sustainability & Wellness goal is to better inform and connect campus groups on events and issues around sustainability, diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and wellness. The Student Coordinator (SC) assigned to this area is responsible for helping create and plan events that increase the campus community's knowledge around sustainability efforts of the campus and society. These events may include, Sustainability Week, Mindful Madness, Social Justice Happy Hour, AS Food Pantry, Sustainability Committee, and Healing Spaces. The SC in this area will also mentor Sustainability & Wellness Interns in the development of this area.

For more information, visit:

Sustainable City Year with Seaside

The City of Seaside has applied for the Sustainable City Year program. While projects are still being determined, one project will include a collaborative project to build a Geographic Information System (GIS) model. Faculty will release the course number for the Sustainable City Year Program before course registration.

For questions, information, or updates please email Dr. Fernandez at

Second Nature Internship Opportunity

Second Nature is seeking diverse and exceptional candidates for various paid internships and 1 fellowship position. All internships are located in Boston, and the fellowship is located in Phoenix Arizona.The internships include work in operations support, communications and design, and climate programs.The fellowship is part of a new exciting initiative called "Climate Resilience in Urban Campuses + Communities" (CRUX).

Learn more and apply at:

Ecology Action is Hiring!

Ecology Action, a Santa Cruz-based nonprofit environmental consultancy, has been awarded two California Department of Water Resources (DWR) grants to expand its successful WaterLink program in communities disproportionately affected by poverty and pollution. Ecology Action is hiring twelve new bilingual outreach positions to offer free showerhead and aerator upgrades door to door in Watsonville and Salinas.

Two positions are field team lead positions, and will go for a full two years.

Ecology Action is also hiring 10 outreach positions for June – October at 32 hours/week and we will hire that level again next spring/summer 2018 as well.

The 12 job postings we will have in Salinas/Watsonville for bilingual outreach folks are now posted where folks can also sign up to be notified any time we post a job opportunity.

Information about this new WaterLink grant award to the Monterey Bay Area is listed here .

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Internship

Application Deadline: April 14

The Resources Intern will work up to 40 hours per week during Summer 2017 providing ongoing administrative and technical support in the development of AASHE resources, particularly related to AASHE’s new online resource library, the Campus Sustainability Hub (exact hours to be determined based on availability). Visit the internship on the AASHE Website to apply


Associated Students Earth Week Events

Associated Students (AS) has put together the following events for Earth Week:

Chalk Art Contest

Monday 4/17


In-front of Library

Artists come show off your skills!! Create a piece to raise awareness about environmental issues or to advertise CSUMB Earth Week! Winner receives an HMDX Portable Bluetooth Speaker!

WALL-E Movie Screening

Monday 4/24


Student Center East Lounge

Come enjoy popcorn, dessert & refreshments and watch Wall-E with the Campus Community. There will be an opportunity drawing at the end for a FitBit!

Earth Fest

Wednesday 4/26


Main Quad

Connect with campus clubs and community organizations related to sustainability! Stop by the AS table for a reusable bag & for an opportunity to win a Cali Roots tickets or a Google Chromebook!

Youth Climate Summit, Earth Day 2017

Saturday April 22, 2017; 10:00am-12:00pm

The Youth Climate Summit is an educational event for students youth and scientists. It is hosted by the United Nations Association-Monterey Bay Chapter, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies United Nations Club, and the International School-to-School Partnerships. The goal of the Youth Climate Summit is to create an opportunity for learning, dialogue and action to address climate change issues globally.

Contemplative Environmental Practice: Retreat for Educators and Activists

July 28 – August 3, 2017

This summer, deepen your commitment to environmental education and action. Contemplative Environmental Practice [[](] is a week-long workshop for educators and activists that explores how reflective practices—such as meditation, yoga, journal writing, art, and nature walks—can enhance our teaching and advocacy efforts. This workshop aims to enrich the work of educators by facilitating dialogue between activists and professors, probing the interface between our personal and professional lives, and introducing contemplative practices for use in the classroom and in political organizing.

The workshop takes place at the Lama Foundation, an off-grid retreat center that draws its power from the sun, water from a spring, and much of its food in the summer from its organic gardens. Surrounded on three sides by the Carson National Forest, Lama is an ideal place to undertake the kind of self-inquiry and collective sharing necessary to integrate our deepest spiritual yearnings with our professional and personal commitments.

No prior experience in meditation or other contemplative practices is necessary.

Contact information:

Lama Foundation

San Cristobal, New Mexico

Scholarships Available

Events and Opportunities

How to Get a Job in Sustainability: Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government

February 27 4:00pm, Register for the Webinar.

Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will outline career strategies for both soon-to-be and recent college graduates, and for professionals looking to make a move. Goodstein will provide participants with a concrete job-search strategy, discuss what the current political climate means for careers in social and environmental sustainability, and also field questions in a live, interactive webinar.

Community Outreach Paid Internship

Deadline: March 2, 2018 8:00pm

Are you interested in exploring a career in community or government relations, with an electricity industry disruptor dedicated to combating climate change locally? If so, Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) will give you experience in both fields. The position is open until filled. To be considered for this position, please submit an MBCP application found on our website, detailed resume and a cover letter including a 250-word write-up on why you are the right candidate for this position to

International Womxn’s Day: Reception and Awards Ceremony

March 8 6:00pm-8:00pm, UC Ballroom

The International Womxnʼs Day Banquet will recognize and celebrate the womxn who have made significant contributions towards gender equity, feminist practices, and intersectional approaches to their work and activism. Keynote speaker will be acclaimed artist and activist, Favianna Rodriguez, who will be talking about 'Reclaiming the Radical Imagination.ʼ For accommodations or more information, please contact

Sustainability Conference XIII

March 15-16 8:00am-2:00pm each day, CSU Chico

Attend over 65 panel presentations, workshops and keynote events during this two day conference. Topics Include: Water Resources, Climate Impacts, Lifestyle Choices, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Laws, Policies, Business, Infrastructure, Transportation, Student Engagement, Education, and Community Partnerships & Action. Registration is free for students with a valid CSUMB ID.

Register online by March 1st: Sustainability Conference XIII Registration Form

Campus Recycling Coordinator

GreenWaste is currently seeking highly motivated, professional, self-directed and enthusiastic candidates for a Campus Recycling Coordinator Internship position. Ideal candidates will have an interest in building and expanding waste reduction, reuse and recycling programs and a special interest in helping their campus achieve zero waste. Financial compensation will be $15.00 per hour. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, and resume electronically to

Seaside Environmental Committee

Seaside Environmental Committee Application

There is an open position on the Seaside Environmental Committee. This is a great way to get involved in the community in a way that also benefits our environment. Student positions are available.

Post-Landfill Action Network

Post-Landfill Action Network Website

CSUMB is a member of the Post-Landfill Action Network, which means that CSUMB students have access to free resources and discounts including Digital Leadership Trainings, Best-Practice Manuals for Waste-Reduction, One-on-One Advising from PLAN Staff, and more!

Solar Ambassador Program

Solar Ambassador Program Application

The Solar Ambassador Program is a year-long fellowship for college students who want to help a community-serving organization near their campus go solar! RE-volv trains ambassadors in crowdfunding, solar policy, community engagement, and project management. In turn, the Solar Ambassadors educate their campus communities about solar energy, develop a deep understanding of the energy sector, produce a tangible reduction in carbon emissions, and build a national network of environmental stewards.