Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations of Interest to Environmental Studies Students...

Campus Sustainability Council (CSC)

The role of the Campus Sustainability Council (CSC) is to provide funding to registered UCSC student organizations for programs and events that create, implement, and monitor environmentally sound practices on campus as established in the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus.

CALPIRG Students

Students have the power to shape the future we will inherit. We work with professional staff at colleges and universities to make sure our peers have the skills, opportunities, and training they need to create a better, more sustainable future for all of us. Our chapters provide the training, professional support, and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry, and more. Students have been at the forefront of social change throughout history, from fighting for civil and voting rights to protecting the environment. For over 40 years we’ve helped students to get organized, mobilized, and energized so they can continue to be on the cutting edge of positive change.

The Community Agroecology Network (CAN)​

CAN is an international network committed to sustaining rural livelihoods and environments, by integrating research, education, and locally-informed development strategies. Together with our local partner organizations, we promote food security and sovereignty in rural communities through agroecological farming practices; local control over food production, distribution and consumption; alternative trade models; and the empowerment of local and Indigenous youth and women in the leadership of these initiatives.

Demeter Seed Library (DSL)

The Demeter Seed Project of UC Santa Cruz is a student-run, non-profit organization of local farmers and gardeners who believe in the importance of preserving the genetic heritage of our food.

Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP)

A collaborative and interdisciplinary effort to reshape the way we learn, effectively mentor students, and engage in projects that support the sustainable development of the UCSC community.

Farmers for the Global Majority​

Farmers of the Global Majority is a collective of CASFS People of Color Alumni and current apprentices. We commit to and work towards creating social justice, food sovereignty, and self empowerment in our communities. We advocate for institutional change and responsible environmental stewardship.

Friends of the Community Agroecology Network (FoCAN)

CAN is an international network that connects students to rural communities and food systems around the world. FoCAN engages UCSC students in learning and educating others about alternative food systems, primarily through internships.

Food Systems Working Group (FSWG)

FSWG works to bring sustainably grown food produced by socially responsible operations to campus dining halls and through a collaborative process, promote education and awareness of our food system.

Fossil Free UC

A student-run, grassroots climate justice campaign demanding that the University of California divest from fossil fuels. 

Gente de la Tierra (GDLT)

A space for students and other communities to express themselves about their struggles and their ongoing issues about social, economic, environmental and cultural conditions through dialogue, art and other forms of activities as a healing process.

Oakes Garden

Oakes Garden is an environment to cultivate the mind, body, and soul, while also bringing awareness to global social justice issues associated with environmental impacts.

OXFAM Club at UC Santa Cruz

The OXFAM Club at UC Santa Cruz aims to construct and carryout projects and initiatives focused on alleviating poverty, hunger, and social injustice on both the international and local levels.

Sea Slugs at UCSC

To foster greater oceanic and environmental consciousness within the UCSC student body.

Slugs for Solar (S4S)

Promoting clean energy and preserving our planet. Slugs for Solar is a synergistic campaign made successful by diverse supporters. Our partners are catalysts for renewable energy education and the institution of clean energy within our community. 

Student Environmental Center (SEC)

A student-run, student-led organization that promotes sustainability and environmental education at UCSC.