This project will be continued next year through the Campus Sustainability Internship (CSI) program through the Sustainability Office. There will be a variety of positions open in the CSI program in the Fall of 2012, and one of those positions will be coordinating with staff member Silas Snyder on expanding and updating this project.
Through extensive research and interviewing, I have produced a final document summarizing sustainability efforts going on in Colleges, Housing, & Educational Services (CHES).
CHES is composed of the non-academic parts of UC Santa Cruz, such as Dining Services, Housing Services, and the Bay Tree Bookstore. Each of the seven departments in CHES has many projects that are completed, in progress, or being planned that are helping the UCSC campus reach its sustainability goals. My assessment is the first to present CHES’s many environmental endeavors in a single, organized document.
This document will provide a basis from which CHES green projects can be expanded and improved upon. It will facilitate coordination between CHES and the Sustainability Office and clarify what has been done and what needs to be done.
The outreach part of my project was publicizing key projects in newsletters and other venues in order to raise public awareness of lesser-known projects and promote the spread of successful pilot programs to other parts of campus.
Future interns will continue the interview and research process in order to revise, update, and expand upon this first version of the document.