On this page you can explore the ESSC's member and ex-officio organizations! For more information on how these organizations work together within the ESSC, visit our Organizational Structure page.

Don't see your organization? Learn more about how you or your organization can get involved.

Member Organizations

  • ASUCD Environmental Policy and Planning Commission
  • EPPC Logo
    The Environmental Policy and Planning Commission (EPPC) is an advisory board to the ASUCD Senate that is responsible for researching environmental issues affecting the campus and its surrounding area, as well as providing recommendations for improvement. EPPC is committed to creating new and enforcing past environmental legislation. EPPC aims to provide environmental education and outreach in order to better inform students and the campus community about the environment and relevant issues.

    Website:  |  Contact Info:
    Instagram: @asucd.eppc  |  Facebook: @eppc.asucd  |  LinkedIn 

    Spring Quarter Meeting Info: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm (Zoom link)
    Contact at least 24 hours before attending a meeting for scheduling purposes!

    Spring Quarter Activities:
    EPPC is working on creating a new Fair Trade Committee, holding sustainability-based webinars throughout the quarter, having a week of environmentally-focused activities in honor of Earth Day (starting April 19th!), and facilitating the ASUCD Sustainability Audit.
  • ASUCD Campus Center for the Environment
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    Website:  |  Contact Info: 
    Instagram: @ucdcce  |  Facebook: @ucdcce

    Spring Quarter Meeting Info: TBD

    Spring Quarter Activities:
  • ASUCD Student Sustainability Career Fair
  • SSCF logo
    The mission of the Student Sustainability Career Fair Committee is to address the current lack of information regarding opportunities for students who wish to work towards a sustainable future. Through career fairs and social media platforms, we strive to provide equitable access to environmentally-focused firms, nonprofits, and governmental organizations for students interested in environmental science, policy, and justice.

    Contact Info:  
    Instagram: @asucd.sscf

    Spring Quarter Meeting Info: Contact if you're interested in attending a meeting!

    Spring Quarter Activities:
    SSCF will be starting an Advisor Tips series, Environmental Field Facts series, and a Career Tips series on our Instagram that will be posted throughout Spring Quarter. We’re also planning a resume and cover letter workshop with the UCD Internship and Career Center (ICC) that will focus on environmental/sustainable careers, and are planning to promote several other environmentally-focused career events put on by the ICC.
  • Association of Environmental Professionals UCD
  • AEP Logo
    Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) at UC Davis promotes direct student engagement with working professionals in environmental fields, as they prepare to transition from an academic to professional setting.

    Website:  |  Contact Info:
    Instagram: @aepatucdavis  |  Facebook: @aepatucdavis

    Spring Quarter Meeting Info: TBD

    Spring Quarter Activities:
  • Climate Reality Project
  • Climate Reality Project logo
    The Climate Reality Project aims to engage UC Davis students into the climate movement, build community in the face of the climate crisis, and create energy for solutions at the UC level.

    Website:  |  Contact Info:
    Instagram: @climaterealityatucd  |  Facebook: @climaterealityatucd

    Spring Quarter Meeting Info: Saturdays from 12pm-1pm  |  Zoom link

    Spring Quarter Activities:
    Week 2: Vices and Virtues (track your trash) Challenge with Zero Waste and Sustainability Club
    Week 3: Climate Story Art Challenge  |  Saturday, April 17th at 3pm PT Triweekly CAFE (Climate Action, Fun, and Education): Climate Story Art Jam
    Week 4: Meeting with Zero Waste and Sustainability Club  (time and day TBA).
    Week 5: Earth Month Social with the Zero Waste and Sustainability Club at UC Davis  (time and day TBA)
    Week 6:  Saturday, April 17th at 3pm PT Triweekly CAFE (Climate Action, Fun, and Education): Climate Justice
    Week 7: Decarbonize UC Letters to the Editor Townhall (time and day TBA)
    Week 8: Climate Career Panel (time and day TBA)
    Week 9:  Saturday, April 17th at 3pm PT Triweekly CAFE (Climate Action, Fun, and Education): Casual climate community chat!
    Week 10: Good luck on finals!
  • Environmental Law Society
  • Environmental Law Society logo
    King Hall’s Environmental Law Society aims to equip interested law students with the information and tools they will need to confront environmental challenges as lawyers, policymakers, and advocates. Intelligent environmental management is growing more important as climate change, population growth, and economic development stress our planet’s natural environment. Careers in environmental law demand familiarity with a broad array of environmental issues, from groundwater management to carbon emissions

    Website:  |  Contact Info: 
    Instagram: @elskinghall  |  Facebook: @ucdavislawels 

    Spring Quarter Activities:
  • Hard Tech Campus
  • Hard Tech Campus logo

    Hard Tech Campus is an organization focused on the development of sustainability projects into products, with a focus on projects that utilize technological advancements in either hardware or software to achieve one of the following target areas, with respect to UN Sustainability Goals 2 and 9 (Industrial change), 2, 3, and 6 (Health, hunger, clean water, sanitation), 7 and 11 (Products for consumers), and 14 and 15 (Environmental clean-up).  |  Contact Info:
    Facebook: @hardtechcampus

    Spring Quarter Meeting Info: TBD

    Spring Quarter Activities:

  • Net Impact Davis
  • Net Impact Logo
    Our mission as a Net Impact chapter at UC Davis is to foster an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability in our community through developing solutions for local issues.  |  Contact Info:
    Instagram: @netimpactdavis  |  Facebook: @netimpactdavis

    Spring Quarter Meeting Info: Saturdays at 5pm  |  Meeting ID: 985 7719 4325  |  Passcode: 560996

    Spring Quarter Activities:
    We are working in collaboration with Aggies Grow Veggies to produce a series of garden-related podcasts to inform and entertain people interested in learning how to garden.

    We are seeking a new leadership team for the next academic year. Training will be provided and a year's Net Impact chapter fees have been covered. Our chapter is a part of a global Net Impact community of over 300 interdisciplinary Chapters and 100,000 Members worldwide. We serve as an accelerator for students and professionals to pursue positive social and environmental change around the world. If you or a person you know is interested in obtaining a leadership position at Net Impact Davis, apply using this link. Preferred applications due March 25, rolling applications after.
  • Strategies for Ecology, Education, Diversity, and Sustainability
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    SEEDS is a program of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). This club promotes ecological science in a number of ways, and encourages underrepresented students to explore the field of ecology. SEEDS also aids students in the transition from college to career by broadening perspectives with research internships, grad student and career panels, and guest speakers.

    Website:  |  Contact Info:
    Instagram: @davisseeds  |  Facebook: Davis SEEDS

    Spring Quarter Meeting Info: TBD

    Spring Quarter Activities:
  • Sustainable Environmental Design Club
  • SED logo
    The Sustainable Environmental Design Club is an on-campus student organization with an intention to support those interested in sustainability and design. While a club major, we welcome all students in learning about sustainability, building professional skills & resumes, growing community, providing guidance, promoting career-based events, among other explorations.

    Contact Info:
    Instagram: @ucdsedclub   

    Spring Quarter Meeting Info: Mondays at 5pm  |  Contact for meeting Zoom link

    Spring Quarter Activities:
    Posters featuring BIPOC designers for Hunt Hall, virtual socials, officer elections, biweekly newsletters, potential internship/resume workshop
  • Zero Waste and Sustainability Club
  • Zero Waste & Sustainability Club logo
    The Zero Waste & Sustainability Club was founded in 2018 with the goal of helping UC Davis achieve its annual zero waste goal to divert 90% of waste from the landfill. Our team aims to make zero waste and sustainability knowledge accessible to our UC Davis community by providing resources and guidance to navigate personal zero waste and sustainability journeys, and by educating the public about the waste system.  | Contact Info:
    Instagram: @zerowasteclubucd  |  Facebook: @ucdzerowasteclub  |  LinkedIn

    Spring Quarter Meeting Info: Varies, check out their social media!

    Spring Quarter Activities:

    🟢 WEEK 1 • Earth Month Kickoff & the History of Earth Day
    ARTICLE • Read about the history of Earth Day to educate yourself on the movement’s history and purpose
    GIVEAWAY • Look out for an announcement about our Earth Month campaign giveaway: win zero waste stickers and a Zero Waste and Sustainability Club merch t-shirt made from recycled garments and produced by @btgthemovement @_blacktogrey
    IG TAKEOVER • Activist Mariah Padilla will be taking over the ZWS Club’s Instagram to talk about her environmental justice journey, intersectional environmentalism, and privilege in outdoor spaces
    🔵 WEEK 2 • Vices & Virtues Plastics Challenge
    CHALLENGE • Join us in tracking your plastic waste for one week, while also making note of every time you say no to single-use plastic by using a reusable alternative. Our Davis Recycling Guide may help you in determining which of your plastic waste is recyclable and what belongs in the landfill
    ARTICLE • Check out the ZWS website for an overview of our club officers’ experiences tracking their plastic waste for one week
    GIVEAWAY • Participating in this week-long challenge will qualify you to enter our giveaway! Fill out this Google Form to submit your name to our giveaway
    IG TAKEOVER • Founding club member Malia Helms will be taking over the ZWS Club’s Instagram to talk about her environmental journey, food waste, and her career at CalRecycle

    🟢 WEEK 3 •  Climate Story Art Challenge
    CHALLENGE • Get creative with us in telling your individual climate story through art. We all have different passions when it comes to sustainability, and expressing our journey to becoming environmentally conscious is a great way to reflect on what drives us – and on what’s at stake. Draw a picture, make a collage, write a poem, or utilize any other desired art form to create an art piece that narrates your personal climate story
    ARTICLE • Check out the ZWS website to gather inspiration from the club officer’s climate stories in collaboration with @climaterealityatucd
    GIVEAWAY • Climate Story art submissions via this Google Form will count as an extra entry towards our giveaway!
    🔵 WEEK 4 •  Earth Day Meeting
    CHALLENGE • Submissions from the Vices & Virtues Plastic Challenge and the Climate Story Art Challenge will be featured on the Zero Waste and Sustainability Club Instagram
    MEETING • Celebrate Earth Day with the ZWS Club and @climaterealityatucd at our General Meeting, where giveaway winners will be announced!
    🟢 WEEK 5 • Earth Month Wrap Up Social
    SOCIAL • We will be hosting a social in collaboration with @climaterealityatucd to reflect on Earth Day 2021 and talk about the most pressing climate issues affecting our world today


Ex-Officio Organizations

  • Carbon Neutrality Initiative
  • CNI logo
    The University of California, a national leader in sustainability, has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025, becoming the first major university to accomplish this achievement.

    Website: Coming soon!  |  Contact Info:
    Instagram: @ucdavis.sustainability

    Spring Quarter Activities:
  • The Green Initiative Fund
  • TGIF Logo
    The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) promotes sustainable development by providing necessary funding to the UC Davis community through grants. TGIF involves and educates students of all backgrounds by empowering them to develop, propose, and enact sustainable projects on campus.

    Website:  |  Contact Info:
    Instagram: @tgifatucdavis  |  Facebook: @tgif.ucdavis  |  Twitter

    Spring Quarter Activities:
    TGIF will be accepting grant applications from April 29 to May 31 for the spring grant cycle! Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. TGIF is also undergoing a renewal referendum during spring quarter.
  • Student Housing and Dining Services
  • SHDS logo
    Student Housing and Dining Services (SHDS) is a campus department with dedicated sustainability career and student staff working to achieve UC Davis sustainable goals within the department and to engage and educate SHDS residents on sustainable topics.  |  Contact Info:
    Instagram: @ucdavishousing  |  Facebook: @ucdavishousing

    Spring Quarter Activities:
    Earth Day Kahoot Trivia Night with the Office of Sustainability on April 15th at 6pm -- details here! Open to all of the UC Davis campus community!
    Earth Day Art Contest and Sustainable Campus Scavenger Hunt for SHDS residents.

    SHDS Sustainability is hiring! 7 positions open, applications due on April 18th:
    -Sustainability Peer Educator - Handshake Job ID # 4516905
    -Resident Garden Coordinator - Handshake Job ID #4517054
    -Sustainability Education & Outreach Student Assistant – Handshake Job ID # 4517184


Supporting Bodies

  •  UC Davis Office of Sustainability
  • OS Logo

    The Office of Sustainability develops, leads, and coordinates sustainability efforts throughout the UC Davis campus. Staff members create strategies and plans to improve campus operations, work to implement the UC Office of the President's sustainability policy, establish sustainability metrics for UC Davis, work with faculty and students on project-based learning and learning-by-leading opportunities, build institutional capacity for sustainability on- and off-campus, and inspire the community to work toward a sustainable future.

    Website: Coming soon!  |  Contact Info: 
    Instagram: @ucdavis.sustainability

    Sustainability Staff Office Hours

    Spring Quarter Activities:
    Sustainability Summit on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 10 to 11:30 am.
    UC Davis Sustainability Champion Award Nominations 2021 - Deadline May 2, 2021 Midnight Submit your nomination! 
  • The Associated Students, University of California Davis (ASUCD)
  • ASUCD logo
    ASUCD provides services, resources and professional opportunities to undergraduate students at UC Davis, and is made up of units, commissions, and committees. ASUCD units provide each and every student with the programs and services they need to thrive and succeed at UC Davis. Seven commissions advise the ASUCD Senate to ensure that all student interests are represented within ASUCD. In addition to advising the Senate, commissions also plan events and activities relevant to their field of expertise to educate the student body. Committees delegate responsibilities of the ASUCD Senate into smaller portfolios in order to efficiently handle administrative roles and tasks. Each committee performs administrative functions and has a scope pertaining to its field of expertise.

    Website:  |  Contact Info
    Instagram: @ASUCDofficial  |  Facebook: @ASUCDofficial  | Twitter: @ASUCDofficial  |  LinkedIn