I work with Ashoka building community and collaboration among a global network of social entrepreneurs. I joined the Board of Directors of CSSC to help catalyze community among and impact of students – the most powerful and energetic community of changemakers I see in the world.
On Monday, March 5th, I had the privilege of attending the March and Rally in Support of Higher Education at the California State Capitol in Sacramento.
Silicon Valley leaders approve CLEAN Program to increase local production of cost-effective renewable energy.
Humboldt State University, 2015
I provide support to all of our Council Representatives, and I connect students to the resources they need for the projects they are working on. Additionally, I orient new council representatives to CSSC, and facilitate council conference calls.
Since the homemade food renaissance has taken root in California, there’s been no shortage of home picklers, jammers, and bakers. But under current state laws, it’s a misdemeanor for those home artisans to sell their goodies in the open marketplace.
There is a question from a gentleman in the fourth row. His question for the panelists is this: “To what extent is this entire movement simply a green Trojan horse, whose belly is full with red Marxist socioeconomic doctrine?”
For my very first Green Grub post, I decided my grand debut recipe must be vegan, of course, and this thought naturally led to the decision to make one of the main ingredients this, a staple of vegan cuisine – cashews.
Applications are now open to join Summer of Solutions (SOS) programs across the country, including Oakland and Los Angeles. Summer of Solutions is a people-powered program for youth (ages 14-30) to develop their leadership and build just, sustainable economies in their communities.
Oh beautiful and delectable, sweet and surprising citrus! Since we are the California Student Sustainability Coalition with a lovely Mediterranean climate, we get to celebrate the winter months with bright and fresh citrus fruits.
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh explains why mindfulness and a spiritual revolution rather than economics is needed to protect nature and limit climate change.
Ashley Ward, an aspiring idealist with waning faith in the world, was standing in the newsroom of her college paper at Humboldt State University in Northern California when a fellow student rushed in with startling news.
Bottled water is trickling away from college campuses nationwide, thanks to the efforts of student activists and the non-profit groups that support them with campaigns like Ban the Bottle. But that’s not going over too well with the International Bottled Water Association.
I am driving along a state road with Becky, a local activist, who is narrating from behind the wheel. “I once stuck around to see them spray and I had to turn the car around and get out of there, the smell was so overpowering.”
A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.
Every once in a while an opportunity comes along for all of us to be the solution. This is one of those times. We’re collecting a half million messages to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in the next 24 hours.
Camila Vallejo’s call for better and cheaper education has seen student protests transform into a two-day nationwide shutdown. Her press conferences can lead to the sacking of a minister. The street marches she leads shut down sections of the Chilean capital. She has the government on the run, and now even has police protection after receiving death threats.
Tim DeChristopher, who was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison and a $10,000 fine for ‘disrupting’ a Bureau of Land Management auction in 2008, had an opportunity to address the court and the judge immediately before his sentence was announced. This is his statement:
Tim Galarneau, UCSC’s Food Systems working group coordinator, is known for his far-ranging vision and his ability to advance the sustainable foods movement on campus and beyond. Now, Galarneau – described in a 2009 Mother Jones magazine profile as “the Alice Waters of a burgeoning movement of campus foodies”, is getting systemwide recognition.
This is the story of individuals speaking up when the gas corporations are attempting to control their hometowns and of individual becoming increasingly involved in their local government, collaborating with each other as they face drilling throughout the area.
Do you want to join the fight for climate justice with the world’s largest independent environmental organization? Greenpeace has several incredible volunteer internships available in San Francisco! You’ll get the chance to work on the most pressing issues of our time – saving ancient rainforests, protecting our oceans, stopping toxic threats, and launching a clean energy revolution.
May 10, 2011 Susan Carpenter, LA Times California could save $7.2 billion in healthcare costs — and prevent more than 400 premature deaths — annually if the state adopts a 64 miles- per-gallon equivalent fuel…
Climate activist Tim DeChristopher, who was put on trial in Salt Lake City, Utah, this week for his interference with an oil and gas auction held at the end of the Bush administration, on Thursday…
Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore will join 10,000 youth activists at Power Shift 2011 as the opening keynote speaker on April 15, 2011. Gore, who is chairman of the Alliance for Climate…
This week, a climate hearing was held in the US House of Reps. Six ‘experts’ on climate were brought in, but only three were scientists. And it turns out that one of the GOP’s star…
With journalists like Michael Pollan and books like “Fast Food Nation” bringing national attention to nutrition and food justice, it’s no wonder that 300 students from 40 California campuses gathered at UC Santa Cruz Saturday…
UCSD was one of several universities represented at a rally against oil company executives held on Jan. 30 in Rancho Mirage, where a secret meeting was held by energy conglomerate Koch Industries and Tea Party…
Twenty-five protesters were arrested in Rancho Mirage, California today, at a protest in front of the Rancho Las Palmas resort, site of the “Billionaire’s Caucus,” an annual meeting put on by the Koch Brothers and…
The Convergence weekend was an incredible ride from start to finish. I am so excited to be able to share my experiences and favorite moments from the Convergence with you all. This was all about the community we built, so I would love for any and all of you who were a part of this to share your favorite moments from the Convergence on the comments page!
A little-noticed California ballot initiative would “erect significant barriers” to funding state environmental and public health laws, according to a new study. Proposition 26 “could have substantial and wide-ranging impacts on implementation of the state’s…
Yesterday, Gabe Elsner, CSSC’s Power Vote Campaign Director accompanied Joel Francis to Koch Industries’ headquarters to deliver his debate challenge in person to CEO Charles Koch. Last week, Joel delivered his challenge through a highly publicized online video. Here is our video update from Wichita – Please share with everyone you know!
Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Shultz, Robert Redford, Bill Gates, James Cameron, Leonardo Di Caprio and Al Gore have all weighed in to oppose California’s Proposition 23, a November ballot initiative. Now comes the uber-endorsement for the No on 23 campaign: President Obama. Read more
Shareholder organizations are expected to offer resolutions challenging L.A.’s Occidental Petroleum and two Texas firms over their contributions to the campaign to suspend California’s emissions law. Read the full story
Well before the conglomerate Koch Industries plunged $1 million into Prop 23 — a ballot initiative in California to essentially repeal the state’s revolutionary clean energy climate change law AB 32 — the Wonk Room revealed that front groups controlled by Koch had been working to promote Prop 23. Americans for Prosperity, the front group founded and financed by Koch Industries’ executive David Koch, had organized Tea Party rallies in favor of Prop 23 and produced online ads distorting California clean energy. Read more
9th Annual CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference June 20th-23rd, 2010 Hosted by Los Angeles Community College District At Los Angeles Trade Technical College Learn proven solutions from your peers Discuss best practices designed for California…
Please join us for a community building dinner of dedicated students working towards sustainability in the Los Angeles and Southern California region. Please bring a yummy dish, appetizer, desert, or beverage to share, as well…