About the Global Sustainability
Resource Center (GSRC)
The GSRC is anchored by a physical resource center offering a host of student services. Students come into the GSRC via our outreach programs, internship/fellowship placements, and trainings pathway. Our student and staff team co-creates actions with campus and community partners that build skills and experience along three sustainability pathways:
- Campus as a Living Lab Pathway
- Training Pathway
- Communiversity Pathway
First incubated by former UC Irvine Environment Institute, the Resource Center is now supported by a partnership among the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Division of Undergraduate Education, and the Sustainability Initiative. It is shaped by the input from students, guided by the support of staff, and modeled after many existing sustainability resource centers at other University of California campuses. GSRC enjoys a working partnership with the Student Housing Sustainability Program.
What’s Happening Now
Earth Week 2017 -- Check Out the Schedule of Events The third week of April (April 17 – 21) is Earth Week, and student leaders from UCI's Sustainability Co-Curricular Working Group* have coordinated with campus organizations and [...]
Student Job Opportunities in GSRC / Housing Sustainability The following positions serve in critical roles to support the mission and vision of UCI Student Housing’s Sustainability Program and our partnership with the Global Sustainability Resource [...]
How To Get Involved
At UC Irvine, we have many sustainability projects open to students and we’re always interested in hearing new ideas.
Click on the titles below for more information on existing programs.
On-campus student sustainability internship opportunities include:
- Earth Reps
- Campus as a Living Lab Internship
- The Green Initiative Fund
- Zero Waste Ambassadors (pdf)
- GSRC Social Ecology Field Study Placement
- Climate and Food Student Fellowships
- Coming soon: Energize Colleges
The purpose of the campus as a living lab pathway is to provide students with practical experience, training, and exposure to a range of projects that increase the sustainability of our campus’s physical operations and systems. The desired outcome is for students to know how to use their hands and conduct applied research to meet actual needs.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on upcoming opportunities.
The communiversity concept emerges from the SERES Leadership Center in Guatemala, a GSRC community partner. As it manifests in our partnership, the communiversity is a place and set of activities in which scholars and communities together lead the sustainability shift. The purpose of the communiversity pathway is to provide students and youth counterparts in partner communities with practical experience, training, and exposure to activities that strengthen the critical lens on local-global solidarity and deepen understanding of the interdependence of all life. The desired outcome is for youth leaders to move with interpersonal agility, compassion, and equity-oriented systems thinking in any setting in which they are bridging across traditional boundaries (cultural, political, national, sectoral, disciplinary).
GSRC has no current communiversity opportunities. For international immersion programs offered through other campus units related to sustainability, see:
- Costa Rica Program (sponsored by Student Housing in partnership with the Division of Undergraduate Education)
- Public Health Program in Bali
The UCI Sustainability Co-Curricular Working Group (SCWG) is a diverse group of campus representatives that include students, staff and faculty. SCWG puts together programs and opportunities for students to extend their sustainability education outside the classroom.
Would you like to get involved with UCI’s Sustainability Co-Curricular Working Group? Contact Rachel Harvey at email@example.com.
Trainings offered throughout the year offer students a unique experience to learn outside the classroom.
G464 (Fourth Floor, Student Center South)
11 am – 3 pm
Friday by appointment only