Now U.C. It: Basic Needs Crisis At UCSC

This year's Earth Summit focused on the current crisis at UCSC in which students are being forced to fight for their basic rights. Earth Summit was an opportunity for students, alum, faculty, and community members alike to come learn how the current enrollment crisis at UCSC has permeated every aspect of students' lives and what folks can do to get involved in the movement to fight it. Speakers and workshops helped give attendees methods of enacting change on and off of campus.

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Come hear Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Leader, Valentin Lopez speak on the history of the land UCSC is on.

Learn about food and housing justice on campus.

Participate in our direct action station where you can sign petitions, register to vote, and comment on the Student Housing West environmental impact report.

We will also be featuring our Student of Color Caucus and Whiteness in Sustainability workshop in order to engage in the conversation about racism within the sustainability movement and on campus.

Bring your friends, family, and a reusable container for free food!

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Last Year's Earth Summit

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thank you to everyone who Joined Us last year for...

The 16th Annual Earth Summit

Friday, April 21st, 2107
at the Colleges 9&10 Multipurpose Room

The Climate Music Project performed an original musical piece composed to correlate with the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere over time. 

We released the 2016-17 printed copies of the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus at this event! And as always, we enjoyed good food!

Below was the general agenda for the day:

  • 10:00 am: Welcome & FREE Bagelry bagels

  • 10:15-11:30 am: Student of Color Caucus hosted by the People of Color Sustainability Collective; and Enviroslug Interactive Tabling (SEE FLYER BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!) 

    • Tabling includes seed planting, recycling game, make your own deodorantcampus expansion trivia, write your representatives, and more!

  • 11:30 am-12:00 pm: FREE Lunch from Falafel of Santa Cruz 

  • 12:00-12:30 pm: Student speeches and performance by Isang Himig a cappella 

  • 12:30-1:20 pm: Performance by the Climate Music Project with Q&A

  • 1:30-2:00 pm: Performance by Terisa Siagatonu, spoken word artist and UCSC alumna, followed by Q&A 

  • 2:00-3:00 pm: Make marching signs for upcoming March for Science and People's Climate March

    • FREE Kerri's Kreations cookies! 

Thank you for joining us! Earth Summit is a free event. Folks are welcome to Drop in anytime!