Who is Education for Sustainable Living Program?
Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) is a student-run organization which offers student- facilitated Action Research Teams (ARTs) for credit every spring quarter at University of California Santa Cruz. Our class has two components: a Monday Night Speaker Series and the Action Research Teams, all of which are based upon sustainable living topics found in the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus. The spring ARTs focus on either research-based projects, or hands-on, experiential learning. The 5-unit ESLP Spring Class, CLEI 161, qualifies as a prerequisite for UCSC's Sustainability Minor, and may be substituted for Sociology major credit. Speak with your advisor to learn about your options.
The importance of student-initiated programs
ESLP works to foster co-intentional learning between students, while creating a culture where students can take action.
Goals for 2015-2016
~Leadership: to ensure that ESLP members are able to actively contribute to the 15th annual campus Earth Summit planning process. The leadership also proposes to plan comprehensive workshops with the intention of inspiring our students to take personal responsibility for their visions explored in class. Another goal of the leadership this year is to provide effective mentorship in order to ensure successful transition into the next year, making thoughtful decisions, being accountable, and leaving ESLP with resources for future generations.
~The organization: this year is to focus on the intersectionality between the environmental and social justice movements to provide quality material to a variety of majors. Another goal of the organization is to design a curriculum with theory, practice, and relevant issues though workshops and activism, based on the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus.
Contact us at: