E3 is hosting the first ever E3 Fair! E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity is a student organization focused on improving sustainability at UCLA. This event will be an opportunity for students to learn about E3's 9 campaigns and to get involved in making a difference at UCLA. These campaigns include: Fair Trade, Zero Waste, Farmers Market, Coastalong (formerly Ecochella), and more! There will also be free giveaways and a raffle. Prizes include fair trade chocolate, a diva cup, and Castile soap! Check out the Facebook Event for more info and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
When: Wednesday, January 24th from 11am-2pm
Where: Dickson Court, North (aka the Sunken Gardens)
Want to win a set of bamboo utensils or plant-based laundry detergent? Then fill out E3's survey! If you've been coming to general meetings or attending our Fall Quarter events, we would love to hear your input on what you enjoy about E3 and how you think we can improve. This survey should take no more than 5 minutes. We will contact the raffle winners early Winter Quarter.
Environmental Education nonprofit, Grades of Green, is currently looking for two interns to join our Los Angeles office beginning in January. Here is the link with more information: Grades of Green Winter 2018 Internship Info. The internship posting is additionally attached.
Grades of Green is changing the course of the future by making environmental protection second-nature in young minds. Grades of Green offers 40+ Grades of Green Activities aimed to instill environmental values in students. Whether you want to concentrate on conserving air, energy, waste, water, or toxins, Grades of Green has an array of Activities that will help protect the environment today while instilling environmental values in students for years to come. Today, over 400,000 Grades of Green students in over 500 schools from 18 countries are active stewards of our environment. Three Grades of Green students have received the Presidential Youth Award for the Environment, and another successfully had legislation at the state level enacted.
UCLA, Wilson Plaza & Court of Philanthropy
Date: Thursday, November 30
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1974019792843000/
Registration to volunteer is here
Description/Background: REA's Waste Processing team is working with UCLA Facilities and Athens Services to perform a waste audit of UCLA! Throughout the day, our team of volunteers will suit up and sort trash as they collect data on our waste streams, with the goal of targeting key areas in our journey to zero waste by 2020. See flier attached.
Come grab dinner/snacks at Native Foods in Westwood Thursday of Week 10 (December 7) to support E3.
Please RSVP using this link: https://www.groupraise.com/events/44749 and mention E3 when you pay. 20% of your order will go to E3! See you all there!
A group of us will be walking over from Ackerman at 6pm, right after our general meeting.
Come join us or go any time between 4-9pm for snacks/dinner!
Native Foods is located at 1114 Gayley Ave in Westwood.
See you all there!
Volunteer opportunity! USAC's Facilities Commission is hosting Bruin Bazaar, a swap meet event to promote reusing & recycling our stuff. Think a clothing swap, but for all sorts of household items (clothes, random cables, books, kitchen equipment, etc!). The event will be November 17th (Friday of Week 7), from 11 am -2 pm in Bruin Plaza. We're looking for volunteers to help us collect donations on Bruin Walk Mon-Thurs of Week 7, and at the event on Friday! Here is a link to the volunteer sign up sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hDZx2jQcvTy_LYkIOSUaZqaurqk642pDJLgIvnpYNS4/edit#gid=1479244968
Also, please donate anything that you can!
If you have any questions, please contact Celia Cody-Carrese (email@example.com)
The Nature For All Leadership Academy, formerly San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy, is a 6-month training program of Nature For All that focuses on civic engagement, community advocacy and environmental protection. The Leadership Academy is building the next generation of public lands advocates working to protect and improve urban access to the San Gabriel Mountains, Rivers, and local parks.
Classes are taught by trained staff on topics including power analysis, community organizing, public speaking, social media and advocacy. The Leadership Academy is a FREE program and participants are eligible to receive:
Apply online: https://lanatureforall.org/leadershipacademyapplication/
Contact Duyen Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Do you care about reducing waste in landfills? Do you want to help children in need? If your answers to both are yes, then please consider interning at Crayon Collection. Crayon Collection is a charity that collects gently used crayons and distributes them to Title 1 schools. By collecting crayons, we reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills since crayons do not decompose. Duties include:
1. Calling restaurants to inform them about our Crayon Recycling program and asking them to participate.
2. Pairing each restaurant with a local Title 1 school and coordinating the pick up of the crayons.
3. Keeping track and documenting each restaurant/school pairing in Excel.
If you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com. Thank you for your consideration.
The Sustainability Action Research Program is looking for a Communications Director to manage our online platforms and help extend the program’s reach on campus. This program is housed under the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, and offers students the opportunity to spearhead their own action research.
The role of the Communications Director is to effectively communicate the progress and happenings of the Sustainability Talks and Sustainability Action Research program, both within and beyond the UCLA community. Not only is this necessary edification for the public, but it also garners support for the program, as we are continually seeking campus collaboration and funding. The Communications Director will be SAR’s mouthpiece to the general public, and will work closely with the SAR program directors to expand our reach. This will take the form of external and public relations including but not limited to interaction with UCLA news sources like the Daily Bruin, regional new sources, and other sustainability-minded groups on campus. The Communications Director position is a 3-unit class during Winter and Spring Quarters, and time should be invested accordingly. Applicants who are able to begin right away will be prioritized.
If you are interested, please apply here!
For more information on what SAR does, click here.
How can you eliminate waste, save water and energy, and reduce carbon emissions?
Bring your own travel cup to Bruin Café! Order as usual, then fill a clean, lidded travel cup with Brewed Coffee, Tea, or a Fountain Drink/Water!