SAN to Engage Students in Campus Sustainability

Sustainability MeetingThe Sustainability Ambassador Network (SAN) met on Tuesday, January 28th to explore campus outreach strategies and improve student engagement in campus sustainability. Ideas discussed included campus-wide essay/photo/design contests, infographic flyers, and student speaker groups.

SAN also welcomed two special guests from San Francisco State University: Guy Dalpe, Managing Director of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, and Sharon Daraphonhdeth, Sustainability Strategist and cofounder of the SFSU Student Sustainability Coalition. Sharon presented on several successful sustainability initiatives at SFSU, including campus-wide composting, a bike barn and workshop series, and the Fossil Free campaign to divest from fossil fuel companies.

The Sustainability Ambassador Network is a forum for students, faculty and staff to address sustainability at Skyline College. The mission of the Sustainability Ambassador Network is to inform, collaborate, and inspire action for sustainable change on campus. Look for some of SAN’s activities this semester, including composting and waste diversion peer education, in-class curriculum presentations, a transportation study, and special events throughout Earth Week in April.

SAN encourages participation from all Skyline College employees and students. If you are interested in campus sustainability initiatives and want to get involved, please contact Richard Hsu, hsur@smccd.edu.

Article by Richard Hsu. Photo by Sarah Perkins.