Earth Summit Campaign
2015 Earth Summit!
Our 14th Annual Earth Summit was held on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 11 am - 4:30 pm in the Colleges 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room (MPR)!
Thank you for all who came and participated!
The Earth Summit is a space for the campus community to come together and celebrate past and current actions in campus sustainability, reflect on the 2014-2015 Earth Summit Forum events, plan for future sustainability projects, and strengthen overall involvement.
The theme of this year’s event is a fusion of activism and art, with a focus on increasing communication and community problem-solving through the avenue of art and personal expression.
Event featured in the City on the Hill Press! Link to the Article Here
What is The Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus?
Created 11 years ago through the SEC, The Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus is an outlet to document the visions of students for the future of sustainable growth at UC Santa Cruz.
The purpose of the Blueprint is to serve as both a student testimony and and testimony for the campus community, and can be utilized as a launching point for student-initiated projects. We hope The Blueprint will encourage students to become an active member in their campus community and to take part in the experiential component of sustainability work.
Earth Summit Forums:
The Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus, a living document, is rewritten yearly via Earth Summit Forums (formerly known as Blueprint Breakouts), events held throughout Winter quarter to facilitate student, staff, faculty, and community member engagement in compiling shared goals for an environmentally sustainable campus.
If you would like more information regarding The Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus, Earth Summit Forums, Earth Summit, or ways in which to get involved, please contact Melanie Fornes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Earth Summit 2015 Keynote:
Our keynote speaker this year was Favianna Rodriguez!
"Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer. Her art and collaborative projects deal with migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy, and interdependence . Rodriguez lectures globally on the power of art, cultural organizing and technology to inspire social change, and leads art workshops at schools around the country. Favianna’s mission is to create profound and lasting social change in the world. Through her bold and provocative art, she has already touched the hearts and minds of millions. In addition to her fine arts and community work, Rodriguez partners with social movement groups around the world to create art that’s visionary, inspirational, radical and, most importantly, transformational. When Favianna is not making art, she is directing CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers and performers in migrant rights. In 2009, she co-founded Presente.org, a national online organizing network dedicated to the political empowerment of Latino communities."