Campus Projects

The Campus Sustainability Committee is interested in matching campus and community sustainability projects with those interested in volunteering. Once you submit information about your organization, your special project or program, and the need for volunteers, to us, the committee will review it and let you know when it will be posted on our website. Thank you for partnering with CSUMB.

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We need your help! This page puts you in touch with some of the sustainability opportunities on campus. See below to get involved today, or plan for future class projects and volunteering. Each listing includes contact information of the person who can help you get started. Scroll down to find out more information about these opportunities:

  1. Farm Stand and Food Justice Project (Fall 2011)
  2. Campus Organic Garden (Fall 2011)

What: CSUMB farm stand & food justice project and seminar:

  1. Development and implementation of a weekly student-run farm stand that will purchase fresh, local produce from the Alisal Farmers' Market in East Salinas for distribution to the CSUMB campus community and
  2. A weekly seminar to organize the farm stand project and read and discuss materials that place the CSUMB Farm Stand in a broader social, political, and environmental context.

Needs: Students interested in using knowledge and skills specific to their major to develop and implement the CSUMB Farm Stand and help it flourish. Specific needs include but are not limited to: business plan; academic research and/or development and delivery of educational materials on relevant topics (e.g. food justice, food security, food-related public health issues such as obesity and diabetes, food policy, food ethics, environmental sustainability, local food systems, etc.); development and implementation of cooking demonstrations to promote healthy eating; oral histories of farmers and market customers; web site development; logistical support for running the Alisal Farmers' Market in East Salinas and the CSUMB Farm Stand on campus; community outreach; development of artistic visual displays; musical entertainment for markets; video documentary of project; etc.

When: Ongoing starting Fall 2011

Contact: Dan Shapiro:

Sustainability areas: Food; Social Justice; Public Health

Additional notes and comments: We are looking to organize an interdisciplinary team of students interested in establishing a student-run Farm Stand at CSUMB. In the event of strong interest, preference will be given to capstone students who want to integrate work on this project with their capstone. Activities will include a weekly 1 or 2-unit seminar to be coordinated by Dan Shapiro (Science and Environmental Policy faculty member) and Iris Peppard (Executive Director of Everyone's Harvest).

What: CSUMB garden at the Watershed Institute (through student club eden)

Needs: workers, equipment, supplies, ideas

When: Fall 2011

Contact: Elizabeth Lopez ( or EDEN Faculty Advisor, Rebecca Kersnar (

Sustainability areas: Environmental; food, etc.

Additional notes and comments: The CSUMB student club, EDEN, is getting ready to create our first campus organic garden. If you are interested in joining in on the fun, please send an e-mail to Elizabeth Lopez or Rebecca Kersnar. Everyone is welcome!