UC Santa Barbara

April 28th - May 1st, 2021: Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education; July 2021 CHESC

2019 Pre- and Post- Conference Workshops

Please note that you do not need to attend the full conference to register for these workshop, but you will use the same registration system.

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Green New Deal and Growing Your Budget: the 2019 Sustainability Officers Workshop

8:00am – 1:00pm – Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

The officer’s workshop will be offered in two parts, based on priority topics selected by sustainability officers in an April 2019 survey. The first part will focus on the “Green New Deal”, the February 2019 policy proposal from House of Representatives Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senate Democrat Edward J. Markey. This workshop will focus on understanding the goals of this resolution and ways to interpret this for sustainability practices in higher education. The second part will focus on tactics and strategies on how to stabilize and grow sustainability budgets. Program budgets continue to be a concern and the workshop will address tools, pathways and communication strategies to remain budget resilient.


CNI/GFI Fellowship Orientation & Symposium

9:30am – 5:00pm – West Campus Conference Center

The CNI/GFI Fellowship Orientation & Symposium is the culmination of the fellowship year for the current cohort of fellows and the orientation for the incoming cohort.

Zero Waste Campus Council – All Things Zero Waste Workshop

1:00pm – 5:00pm – Bren Hall, Room 1414

From California State policy (SB 1383) and standardization to Chinese Waste Ban impacts on markets going forward to programs and actions, come join fellow college and university staff and student zero wasters, recyclers and solid waste handlers and learn how to start, steer and improve your waste reduction, reuse, recycling and compost collection, and education programs.

Infusing Climate and Sustainability Into Curriculum

1:00pm – 5:00pm – Bren Hall, Room 4016

Across numerous disciplines, Faculty have found creative ways to incorporate environmental issues and sustainability into the courses they teach. Not only do these topics appeal to the interests of students, but they bring fresh energy to courses and make them more exciting to teach. At this event, learn from California State University Chico faculty member, Mark Stemen, about his work developing innovative courses that inspire students to become civically engaged in their campuses and communities around issues of climate and sustainability.

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

UC/CSU Energy Managers Meeting (Invitation only)

8:00am – 3:00pm   – Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

The Joint UC/CSU Energy Manager’s Meeting is an in-depth workshop for Energy Managers of Colleges and Universities in California. The focus will be an interactive session for participants to share best practices, lessons learned and practical advice, along with breakout sessions on topics of interest. Agenda items also include the state of the current UC/CSU/IOU Partnership Program and other Program updates. This event is only open to people who fill the role of Energy Manager (or the equivalent) for a college or university campus, unless specifically/personally invited as a speaker by UCOP or the CSU Chancellor’s Office. This event is open to UC, CSU, CCC, and private college Energy Managers.

Student Convergence

9:00am – 1:00pm – Bren Hall, Room 1414

The student convergence is a half day event that will be highlighting new student campaigns, upcoming projects, and skill-sharing workshops. Students will have a chance to network, discuss, and cross silos with other student leaders looking to better their campuses and communities from California Community Colleges, California State Universities, Universities of California, and Private campuses throughout the state. This workshop includes a lunch. Please eat breakfast before arriving.