Environmental Studies

  • December 22, 2010

    Farm apprentice shares national award in White House presentation

    Karen Washington, a 2008 graduate of the apprenticeship class of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz was honored at the White House December 17 for her work with urban gardens in the Bronx.

  • November 23, 2010

    UC Santa Cruz featured in report on green-energy credits

    Analysis by environmental studies chair Daniel Press was key to a report by an energy and environment news network based in Washington, D.C., that selected UC Santa Cruz to feature in its investigation into green-energy credits.

  • November 22, 2010

    Butterflies featured at Museum of Natural History Collections open house

    The extraordinary collection of butterflies at the UC Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Collections will be on display as part of an open house set for Sunday, December 5 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Natural Sciences II and Interdisciplinary Sciences building.

  • November 10, 2010

    Alum's company named philanthropic corporation of the year

    Earthbound Farm, founded by UC Santa Cruz graduate Drew Goodman and his wife Myra, has been selected as the outstanding philanthropic corporation of 2010 for the Central Coast as part of National Philanthropy Day, Friday November 12.

  • November 08, 2010

    Sustainability fellowships support student research

    Seventeen UC Santa Cruz graduate and undergraduate students have received more than $87,000 in Sustainability Fellowship grants from the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) to help fund research that includes water quality protection in Italy and the United States, environmental justice in California, salmon farming in Chile, and farming practices in Wisconsin.

  • October 25, 2010

    Limiting salmon fishing may help ecosystems and economies

    A group of conservation biologists led by a researcher from UC Santa Cruz and Canada’s Raincoast Conservation Foundation has proposed limiting the fishing of Pacific salmon off British Columbia in order to improve the ecosystems of protected coastal areas where spawning occurs and help coastal economies.

  • October 15, 2010

    UCSC farm and garden cart winds down for the season

    The UC Santa Cruz farm and garden cart will be open for purchases of fresh organic produce and flowers for two more days, Fridays October 22 and 29, then close for the season.

  • October 05, 2010

    Ocean protection expert to give Keeley Lecture on Environmental Policy

    Amber Mace, a leading expert on ocean protection policy, will present the fifth Fred Keeley Lecture on Environmental Policy Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the UC Santa Cruz Music Recital Hall.

  • October 01, 2010

    Campus food and student gardening guides now available

    The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), the Food Systems Working Group, and the Student Environmental Center have worked together to produce the first UCSC Student Garden Guide.

  • September 17, 2010

    UCSC farm apprentices create their own jobs in the field

    A new study that looks at 20 years of the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture program at UC Santa Cruz finds that a large percentage of its alumni are still involved in growing and marketing organic food and teaching others how to do so.

  • September 15, 2010

    Annual UCSC Farm Harvest Festival set for September 26

    The annual Harvest Festival at the UC Santa Cruz Farm is the biggest open house of the year for the pioneering organic and sustainable agriculture programs run by UCSC’s Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. This year it takes place Sunday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • September 09, 2010

    Six UCSC students win Fulbrights

    Six UC Santa Cruz students – five in anthropology, one in environmental studies – have been awarded Fulbright scholarships for a year's study and research abroad. Five doctoral degree candidates and one 2010 graduate will travel to China, the Krygyz Republic, Korea, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela to conduct their research projects.

  • September 02, 2010

    Plant sale kicks off fall gardening season

    UCSC Farm & Garden’s Fall Plant Sale will offer a rich and timely selection of organically raised vegetable seedlings, perennials, and California natives. Sponsored by the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, the sale takes place Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11 from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, in the Barn Theater parking lot at the intersection of Bay and High Streets in Santa Cruz.

  • August 24, 2010

    Fall gardening workshop set for Saturday, August 28

    Join gardener Trish Hildinger for a lecture and demonstration workshop on “Planting the Thanksgiving Feast” at the UC Santa Cruz Farm on Saturday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • August 05, 2010

    Bats facing regional extinction in the northeast from rapidly spreading disease, UCSC researcher finds

    A new infectious disease spreading rapidly across the northeastern United States has killed millions of bats and is predicted to cause regional extinction of a once-common bat species, according to the findings of a University of California, Santa Cruz re

  • June 14, 2010

    Four UCSC professors elected as Fellows of California Academy of Sciences

    Four UC Santa Cruz professors have been elected as fellows of the California Academy of Sciences.

  • March 17, 2010

    UCSC wins $2.1 million to collaborate with Watsonville High School teachers

    A multidisciplinary team at UC Santa Cruz has been awarded a $2.1 million grant to foster collaborations between UCSC graduate students and Watsonville-area high school teachers to develop innovative approaches to teaching math and science through hands-o