The Role of Financial Instruments in Promoting Equality

Tuesday, February 19 | 8:30 am | Robinson Complex Room 3106

Have you wondered what impact investing is? Do you think that financial tools can promote equality? Do you want to learn how your savings can be used in ways that align with your values? If you have ever wondered about these topics or if they have never crossed your mind and you’re curious to learn more, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, February 19 at 8:30 am in a panel discussion with three local experts as we dive a little deeper into the world of investing and equality. Refreshments will be served at 8am to give you a chance to meet the panelists beforehand.

Please register here

ESW Winter GBM 2

Engineers for a Sustainable World | Tuesday, February 19th | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Green Table Room 

Learn about our upcoming socials and opportunities! We’ll discuss our upcoming elections and the positions available to run for.
Free grilled cheese and tomato soup!!!
Come for the free food and stay for the amazing opportunities and people!

Smog-Eating Mural Unveiling 

Greek Gone Green | Wednesday, February 20th | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | PC

After much anticipation, Greeks Gone Green will be unveiling its Smog Eating Mural!

Join us outside of the Starbucks in Price Center for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The mural will feature work by Shashi Mostafa, a budding UCSD visual arts major, and will be treated with PURETi Spray Technology that will improve the air quality of its surroundings. Greeks Gone Green with the help of UCSD’s Slade Lab will be studying its effectiveness over the next year.

Light refreshments will be provided, please bring your own cups if possible to reduce waste.

Greeks Gone Green Winter Quarter GBM

Greeks Gone Green | Wednesday, February 20th | 6PM | SSC 450 

Greeks Gone Green will be having our first GBM of winter quarter. Come learn about how to promote sustainability and environmentalism within the greek community.

Raytheon: Uncovering the Industry

Energy Club at UCSD | Friday, February 22nd | 10 AM – 11 AM | SME 248

Mark Ambrose the Director of Business Development and Strategy at Raytheon and the UCSD Corporate Affiliates Program Vice Chair will give a seminar.
Coffee and refreshments will be provided!

  Free Bike Repair

SSC| Friday, February 22nd | 11 AM – 2 PM | Library Walk 

On Friday, February 22nd the UCSD Student Sustainability Collective is partnering with the UCSD Triathlon team to bring you our quarterly Free Bike Repair Event. Come on down to Library Walk anytime between 11am-2pm for completely free check ups and repairs! Message us if you have any questions and we’ll see you there! 

Birdwatching at Lake Hodges 

EBE Club | Sunday, February 24th | 7:30 AM | Lake Hodges

Greetings Fellow Birders!

Do you like birds? Ever had the desire to learn more about birds and how to birdwatch? Enjoy being outside with some cool people in the early morning? Then come with EBE Club on the morning of Sunday, February 24th to do some birdwatching and light hiking! Led by EBE Officer and bird whisperer Joey Di Liberto, it’ll be a great time seeing waterbirds and overwintering migrants in the Lake Hodges area. Better yet, we will have limited binoculars for everyone to share but you’re welcome(And encouraged) to bring your own! Rides will be arranged through the carpool so make sure to respond “Going” to this event to reserve your spots! It’s going to be a great time that’s as easy as Sunday morning so we hope you can join us!

 Momentum: Vendor Fair & After Party

University Centers and the Associated Students Office of Environmental Justice Affairs | Wednesday, February 27th | 12 PM – 4 PM | PC Ballroom West

Momentum unifies the avenues of streetwear fashion, visual art, and music within the San Diego scene, aiming to highlight and develop the creative community both on-campus and throughout the city. A combination of student vendors and local San Diego businesses will have their products available for purchase in Price Center Ballroom West, followed by a DJ after party celebration at The Loft.  The Associated Students Office of Environmental Justice Affairs has partnered with UCSD University Centers to make this event sustainable and relating to sustainable fashion so come out to show your support!

OXFAM Hunger Banquet at UCSD

SSC | Thursday, February 28th | 5 PM – 7 PM | Green Table Room

On February 28th, the SSC will be hosting an interactive exercise about global food inequality and food insecurity at 5pm-7pm in the Green stable Room!

Food will be provided so RSVP to the Eventbrite below and come through!

The event is first come first serve and the first 30 people to present their ticket can attend!

ESW Mt. San Jacinto Retreat 

ESW | Saturday, March 2 @8 AM – Sunday, March 3 @ 11 AM | Idyllwild Campground, Mt. San Jacinto; Meet up: Peterson Loop @ 8 AM

Join ESW on their quarterly retreat! They’ll be camping overnight at Mt. San Jacinto! The drive is ~2 hours and there will be lots of fun activities such as hiking, sports, board games, etc. It’ll be a great experience and chance to get to know the members of ESW! Food will be provided!

And sign up to bring something:

When: Saturday, March 2 @8 AM – Sunday, March 3 @ 11 AM
Where: Idyllwild Campground, Mt. San Jacinto
Meet up: Peterson Loop @ 8 AM
Departure Time (from campsite): 9-11 AM (depends on the cars and what people want)

The carpool sheet will be released next Monday, if you have any requests, contact Camille Beltran or just write it in the sign up sheet in the comments/concerns section.

For paid ESW members, there is a fee of $25 to cover campsite fees, gas, and food. For nonmembers, the fee is $35. Pay in full before the trip to reserve your spot or speak to Tanner Hanson (VP Finance) about paying in installments. Pay by using venmo @ESWUCSD (write “Winter Retreat – NAME”) or contact Tanner Hanson to pay cash in person.

YOU MUST PAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. ONLY PAYING SECURES YOUR SPOT, SIGNING UP DOES NOT. – Your name will only be added to the carpool sheet after paying.

The retreat is capped a 25 people. After all spots are filled, a waitlist will be started. You do not have to pay to secure your spot on the waitlist.

All food provided (including lunch, dinner, breakfast, and snacks) will be vegetarian friendly. BYOM (Bring your own meat)

Full refunds will be given out until Sunday, February 24th. Half refunds will be given out after that until February 27th.

For any questions or concerns, you can either contact Camille Beltran over FB messenger or email at


 California’s Cleantech Priorities

Wednesday, March 6 | 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM |Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine: 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive San Diego, CA 92037

With a new governor and legislation being proposed that focuses on everything from clean energy to advanced transportation, we are all eager to know what 2019 has in store for California’s changing energy market and ongoing efforts to combat climate change.

Join us for a conversation with cleantech policy experts who will discuss legislative priorities in Sacramento, who is leading the conversation, and the challenges and opportunities they may spur for the cleantech sector.

Featured Speakers:

  • Scott Anders, Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego (moderator)
  • Rebecca Boudreaux, President, Oberon Fuels
  • Josh Brock, Director of Client Services, Calpine Energy Solutions
  • Allie Detrio, Manager of Policy & Strategy, ENGIE Services U.S.
  • Kendall Helm, Vice President of Energy Supply, SDG&E
  • Jared Quient, Sr. Vice President & General Counsel, BayWa r.e.
  • Andy Wunder, Western States Advocate, E2

Research Expo #2

Ocean Lover’s Club | Wednesday, March 6th | 5 PM – 8:30 PM | Green Table Room, PC

 Join Ocean Lover’s Club for their second Research Expo! There will be sustainability groups tabling, FREE FOOD, and 2 researchers talk about their work in relation to the ocean! Like their page to stay updated on the event! 

Basic Bike Maintenance 

Student Sustainability Collective | Sunday, March 12th | 12 PM – 3 PM

This is a 3-hour long BIKE MAINTENANCE workshop with an hour-long practice session and Q+A at the end.

The workshops includes group activities, maintenance lessons and hands-on bike repair time.

You’ll work in groups in order to practice skills on a variety of different bicycles. By working together you’ll have an opportunity to teach your peers and learn from them as well.

You will learn:
-Bike lingo and anatomy so that you can communicate effectively in bike shops
-How to do a safety check before you go on a ride
-How to remove wheels and change a flat tire
-Chain maintenance, including how to lubricate your chain and check it for wear
-How to lock your bike on campus
-Bike fitting for your unique body (everything from choosing a comfortable saddle to how to choose a bike that fits you perfectly)

Tools, some parts and snacks are provided.

You can bring your own bike to work on, or fix up one of the UCSD abandoned bikes.

Don’t have a bike? Fix one of the UCSD bikes and take it home with you!!!!

Tuition is free! Thanks to the UCSD Students Sustainability Collective

Sign up here!

2019 San Diego Climate Summit

Climate Science Alliance | Tuesday, March 26th | Robert Paine Scripps “Seaside” Forum: 8610 Kennel Way La Jolla, CA 92037

Join the Climate Science Alliance for key insights from California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment and The San Diego Regional Report. The summit will feature local researchers and climate leaders highlighting impacts to our region and a focus on coastal and sea level rise vulnerabilities.


 Earth Plaza Palooza

ISC and UCSD Sustainability | Thursday, April 25th | 11 AM – 1 PM | Price Center Plaza 

Visit our annual Sustainability Fair, hosted by the Inter-Sustainability Council and UC San Diego Sustainability! Earth Plaza Palooza invites all students, faculty and staff to stop by and participate in this fun and educational event. We have over 30 tablers, which include student organizations and off-campus vendors, who will be sharing information on their companies, campaigns and products. Enjoy free food samples and goodies and an opportunity drawing to win multiple prize baskets! Learn about the benefits of living sustainably while playing fun games and interacting with your peers.

Alternative Breaks: Sustainability 

Interested in participating in climate change research in Iceland with world renown ecologist Dr. Carolyn Kurle? Apply for Alternative Breaks: Sustainability! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply!

Alternative Breaks: Sustainability (Holar, Iceland)

Dates: August 10-20, 2019

A delegation of UC San Diego students will participate in a service-learning trip to Iceland (a community experiencing the impacts of climate change today) and culminate in climate change and carbon neutrality education and outreach. Students on the Iceland trip will work closely with Dr. Carolyn Kurle of UC San Diego Biological Sciences department and partners at Holar University College in Iceland to engage in meaningful research, collecting data from organic matter and learning to analyze it for stable isotopes to track the rate of climate change and how it is affecting the food web and the larger ecological system. With Dr. Kurle, students could use the data to write a manuscript publishable in a scientific journal on which all involved students would be co-authors. 

For more information and application, please visit

Check back soon for more upcoming events or view our events calendar!