Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Sustainable Food Intern Position - Spring 2017

The Sustainability Student Intern will work closely with various campus stakeholders to support and advance sustainable food systems at CSUMB. This is a paid position working 10-20 hours per week. If you are interested please email Lacey Raak at

Letter Workshop for Pesticide Policy Reform

November 15 7pm-8:30pm, Library Room 1128

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation released a draft of new policy for pesticide

use near schools and their proposal is not enough to protect our community! Join Californians for

Pesticide Reform and Safe Agricultural Safe Schools in the campaign to apply pressure to state

legislatures and create new policy to improve the community’s environmental health standards.

Come to the writing workshop and tell the Department of Pesticide Regulation that our community demands better protection! There will be an opportunity drawing for a bluetooth speaker and a Whole Foods gift card.

Diversity Learning Series: Social Justice and Sustainability Session

Tomorrow! November 16th, 10am-12:00pm

At the most fundamental level, everyone is dependent on our planet for survival. What that actually looks like varies based on race, gender and socio-economic status. This session will help participants understand the relationship between natural resource use (quantity, quality, access) and disproportionate exposure to environmental impacts and access to environmental benefits for people.

This session is an elective within the Diversity Learning Series sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. Please RSVP here!

Monterey State Beach Planting

Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project:

"Our mission is to bring nature closer to people, and people closer to nature through hands-on experiences in community based habitat restoration and environmental education."

Dates: November 19 2016 10am-1pm, Monterey State Beach; Monterey, CA December 3 2016 10am-1pm, Monterey State Beach; Monterey, CA

Restore Monterey State Beach and Join Return of the Natives, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and California State Parks for a native species planting at Monterey State Beach. This is a critical habitat for the threatened Western Snowy Plover species, and we need your help. Earn community service hours and spend a morning on the dunes.The exact location is where Canyon Del Rey Blvd. hits the beach. There, you will see R.O.N. event signs. The event will be postponed only if it is raining hard on the day of the event. Event postponement will be posted here. For more information visit, or call 831-582-3686.

International Student Reuse Collection

December 2nd - December 14th

Help make move in easier for future international otters and donate to the International Student Reuse Program December 2nd- December 14th!

How it works:

  • Step 1: Figure out which of your items you will donate. We will take kitchen supplies, electronics, clean bedding items, storage containers, bikes and more. Make sure everything is clean and functional.
  • Step 2: Donate:
  • Step 3: Tell your friends!

Donation bins will be dropped off in these locations:

  • Main Campus: TBD
  • North Quad: Vineyards & Pinnacle in the Lobby behind the RA Desk
  • Promontory: Building B - Leasing Office; boxes by the window)

If you have items such as food, sheets or towels, feel free to donate those to the Goodwill and Food Bank of Monterey County at your own convenience. By participating, we hope that you have an easier move-out. Also, this supports the next generation of international students, reduces waste and contributes to sustainability.

Yorktown Garden

Grow a Garden in East Campus

The Yorktown Garden is available for students. Planting flowers and gardens is a wonderful way to give back and connect with the community. The general rule of thumb is to leave the area better than you found it. For more information, visit and type “Yorktown Garden” in the search box.

Park Cleanup and Aquatic Invertebrate Fun!

December 10 2016 10am-1pm, Upper Carr Lake

Join Return of the Natives (R.O.N.) for a park cleanup and an outdoor wildlife activity. During our event, we will cleanup Upper Carr Lake and maintain this crucial habitat for native and migrating birds.

We will also be hosting an Aquatic Invertebrates activity, fun for all ages, to learn more about our native wildlife in Salinas. This is free event with snacks, water and equipment included. Upper Carr Lake is located on East Laurel Drive between Constitution and Sanborn Rd. in Salinas. Look for the R.O.N. community event signs. The event will be postponed only if it is raining hard on the day of the event.

Groups of 10+ must RSVP. For more information, visit, or call 831-582-3686.