Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Campus Sustainability Month:

  • World Vegetarian Day (Oct. 1) 5 Cheap, Easy Vegan Meals Every College Student Should Try: OneGreenPlanet
  • Junk Mail Awareness Week (Oct. 1) Fill out this form to take your mailing address off lists for junk mail.
  • World Farm Animals Day (Oct. 2) Join the movement
  • AS is hosting special sustainability events in honor of Campus Sustainability Month. See additional information on the Swap Shop and the NAACP Environmental Justice Speaker below.

NAACP Environmental Justice Director and Speaker

October 6, 6:30-8:30pm, UC Ballroom

Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Associated Students is proud to have her speak at our campus to talk about the intersection of Social Justice and Sustainability.

Community Health Workers as Catalysts for Wellness

October 6 3pm-5pm, World Theatre, CSUMB

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month the College of Health Sciences and Human Services is hosting Hector Balcazar, Dean of the College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University, Maria Lemus, Founding Director of visión Y Compromiso, Carlos Ugarate, Director of Health Programs for Farmworker Justice in Washington D.C, and Norma Ahedo from the Center for Community Advocacy. Come celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of our campus and region, and learn more about farmworker health.

Sustainability Positions on Campus

The Sustainability Office on campus is looking for environmental enthusiasts to step up and be a part of Zero Waste Team! The Recycling Coordinator is a paid student position. We are hoping to hire in November. For more information regarding the Recycling Coordinator position or to express your interest contact Lacey Raak:

Transportation Safety and Investment Plan Campaign Volunteer

Monday-Thursday 5pm-8pm until October 10th, Marina & Salinas

The Campaign for the Transportation Safety and Investment Plan (Measure X) is in operation. They are looking for volunteers to operate their phone bank Monday-Thursday 5pm-8pm. This is an excellent opportunity to meet Democratic Participation hours, or to fulfill required service hours in other capacities. If you live off campus, also consider a lawn sign. Please contact Jennifer Russell, the campaign coordinator, at

3rd Climate Summit Event – Monterey Regional Climate Action Compact

October 27 11am-5pm, CSUMB Alumni Center

Monterey Bay Regional Climate Action Compact is celebrating a decade of collaboration for the climate. The event will take place on Thursday, October 27th 2016 from 11am-5pm. Special guest speakers include Mark Stone, California Assembly Member, Jane Parker, Monterey County Supervisor, and Richard Stedman, California Air Pollution Control Officer’s President. Presentations will include information on ecological benefits, improvement and productivity of economic sustainability, renewable energy projects, and much more. The event will be at the CSUMB Alumni Center. Lunch will be provided.

Air Resources District offers grants to CSUMB students

Deadline: October 28th

Students and teachers are invited to apply for grants, which help the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) improve air quality and build a better future for younger students. MBARD is asking students from high school (9-12th) and college undergraduate students to participate. To apply for funding, each applicant must submit a completed application to the District, including a creative project the student is currently working on. Student Leader(s) must submit a mid-project report and final report to ensure the status of task completion. Student Leader(s) can submit their reports in any report format. For forms other requirements, and more information, please visit Monterey Bay Air Resource District.

Districts Make the Difference Video Competition

Deadline for submissions: October 31

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is hosting a video competition as part of its “Districts Make the Difference” public outreach campaign for all California high school and college students.

In an effort to increase the understanding and awareness of special districts, students are encouraged to learn more about special districts and enter the contest by creating a 60-second video. Submissions will be accepted until October 31, 2016 at which point five finalists will be selected and featured on the Districts Make the Difference website for statewide voting. Starting November 1, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite video and the top three winners will receive scholarship prizes. First place will receive $2,000, second $1,000, and third $500. Additional finalists will also receive a $100 gift card.

For additional information and official rules visit or contact CSDA’s Public Affairs Specialist, Bernice Creager via email or by calling 916-442-7887.

The Marina Coast Water District Water Conservation Specialist has also offered to support students in brainstorming ideas. To contact her, please email

Students for Zero Waste Conference ‘16

Students for Zero Waste Conference ‘16 November 11 & 12, Durham NH Join the Post Landfill Action Network for the national Zero Waste conference this November! Learn leadership skills, and broaden your understanding of sustainability. The Keynote address “Discarded Resources: moving beyond waste on a college campus” will be given by Lisa Bjerke, Discarded Resources Manager and Masters student at College of the Atlantic. Scholarship funding is available for eligible students. For more information Check out the Schedule or Register Today.

Fund Your Sustainability Project through the Greenovation Fund!

Applications Close Friday, November 25

This micro grant program encourages students and campuses to achieve a more sustainable environment by providing up to $15,000 in one-time funding to CSU students and organizations. In concert with local Associated Students organizations and campus departments, the Greenovation Fund has supported 50 projects amounting to over $55,000 since 2011. The Greenovation Fund is offered to students through the California State Student Association, an advocacy organization for CSU students which is funded by voluntary student fees. Learn more and apply here: Campus Greenovation Fund

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