Earth Summit Campaign
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2016 Earth Summit!
Our 15th Annual Earth Summit took place Friday, April 29, 2016 from 10 am - 3:30 pm in the Colleges 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room (MPR)!
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 2015-2016 Blueprint Breakouts, plan for future sustainability projects, and strengthen overall involvement.
The theme of this year’s event reflects on the unique role students can play in bringing change to the campus.
Event featured in the City on the Hill Press! Link to the Article Here
What is The Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus?
Created in 2002 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 a 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.
The Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus, a living document, is rewritten yearly via 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Earth Summit 2016 Keynote:
One of our keynote speakers this year was Nikki Silvestri!
As the Co-Founder of Live Real and former Executive Director of People's Grocery and Green for All, Nikki has built and strengthened social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions, and economic development. A nationally recognized thought leader, her many honors include being named one of The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2014.
Nikki was also an organizer for the Education for Sustainable Living Program, through the California Student Sustainability Coalition.
She is now Co-Founder and CEO of Silvestri Strategies, a project design and management firm working to support thriving communities, economies, and natural environments.
One of our other keynote speakers this year was Jessian Choy!
Jessian Choy has researched how to trick people try new things since 1999. She also spends weekends banning toxic products from her house. She knows everyone isn’t as obsessive. Yet.
In 2001 when green was not mainstream, she started an organization to strategically green the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) and got students to vote for the campus to reduce climate change. Then she spent six years fundraising to empower low-income youth.
You can see the site of green products researched by San Francisco Department of Environment that she helped launch. And you can also trick people to change, be happy, healthy or green with her dance videos, mad libs, wrist cuffs, negotiation and public speaking workshops and green products on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and sometimes even Instagram.