‘Many Embodied, One in Mind’: Reflecting on the National Youth Climate Strike

By Shelby Kohn, Climate Reality Club Committee Chair Photos by Tamy Nazha I was talking on the phone with my friend Gianna, a senior student at University of California, Irvine (UCI) when I first heard about the National Youth Climate Strike. We are both climate activists and met at a climate change training held by … Continue reading ‘Many Embodied, One in Mind’: Reflecting on the National Youth Climate Strike

2019 Energy Challenge: Results, Analysis, and Why This Matters

By Lauren Ng, Sustainability Educator As an institution of higher education, our fundamental purpose is to educate students who will enter the world as changemakers for a better future. If we want to see a more sustainable world, we must start by living it and speaking it. Energy is a finite, common good. Energy efficiency, … Continue reading 2019 Energy Challenge: Results, Analysis, and Why This Matters

Feeling the Heat: How Climate Change Hits Close to Home 

By Lauren Ng, Student Sustainability Educator  Over the summer, I had the opportunity to work on campus as a Sustainability Assistant. It was a fantastic experience. I received a great deal on summer housing, and my job allowed me the flexibility to create my own projects and do fulfilling work. However, I had to bring a winter jacket … Continue reading Feeling the Heat: How Climate Change Hits Close to Home 

Building a More Sustainable Soka, Building a More Sustainable World

(Photo by Alena Koval from Pexels) In the face of global issues like climate change, natural resource depletion, and pollution some students are wondering how to make an impact. There are currently sustainability projects in the works on campus, but there are also individual ways to help. So how can students live more sustainable lives … Continue reading Building a More Sustainable Soka, Building a More Sustainable World

Campus sustainability updates from SUA’s sustainability committee

By Sami Bhusal, Freelancer As the academic year comes to an end, the Campus Sustainability Committee would like to update our campus community about some of our initiatives and progress. In June 2017, SUA submitted its first Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), and SUA was certified STARS Bronze. As the parent organization of … Continue reading Campus sustainability updates from SUA’s sustainability committee