Green Campus Current Projects
To learn about Green Campus' annual impact, view their End of Year reports here:
Green Campus Team member positions require a two year commitment from each student and are paid student assistant positions through the Facilities Management and Development department. To learn more about upcoming hiring opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or to learn more about current team members visit their staff bios.
In 2017 the team competed in RecycleMania, a national competition to divert waste from landfill. Waste reduction events included Smash-Yo-Trash (a Super Smash Brothers recycling event), Zero Waste trainings, a clothing swap event, and a waste audit.
Student Sustainability Leadership Summits and Retreats
To build alliances with and empower student club leaders, the Green Campus team hosted an event during fall quarter to unite the student sustainability community and springboard efforts for the year ahead. Over 50 student leaders participated in the 2018 summit, covering topics of organizational leadership, team retention, time management, effective communication, campaign planning, and creating inclusive spaces. Participants set goals for their clubs and presented their plans to a group of over fifteen staff and faculty stakeholders. This event won a Best Practice award at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference and led to creation of a Succession Planning Retreat each spring.
Green Living Certified Programs
Through the Green Living Certified program, Eco Reps provided sustainable consultations to on-campus residents to educate and empower the Cal Poly community to live more consciously; in turn, reducing Cal Poly's energy, water, and waste. The goal of the Green Living Certification was threefold: to serve as a mechanism to continue increasing sustainability awareness, to bring together already sustainable minded students, and to bring new students into the community.