Are you a UCI student looking for an opportunity to build your resume, network with professionals, and learn about sustainability research happening in a variety of fields? This year’s California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) will feature the following topics:

  • Climate Action
  • Curriculum
  • Energy
  • Food Systems
  • Green Building New Construction and Renovations
  • Green Building Operations and Maintenance
  • Health and Wellness
  • Institutionalizing Sustainability
  • Procurement and Business Services
  • Social Equity
  • Student Affairs and Auxiliaries
  • Transportation
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling
  • Water and Landscape

CHESC highlights cutting-edge research, as well as case studies with proven successes in curriculum development, operational programs, and community partnerships. This unique event is jointly organized by independent/private colleges, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and the University of California, creating the opportunity for dialogue across institutions. This year’s conference will highlight 49 panel sessions, 14 taking action sessions, and 14 stand-alone presentations. A total of 172 speakers will be sharing their best practices from 41 different campuses, 4 Community College Districts, and 23 off-campus partners. To learn more about this year’s speakers, please visit the CHESC biographies page. Please contact CHESC if you have any questions regarding the event.

Dates: June 26 – 30
Location: California State University, Fullerton
Student Registration Cost: $99 – $245

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Scholarship Opportunity

The Global Sustainability Resource Center (GSRC) is committed to supporting UCI students’ access to this valuable experience.  GSRC will  provide a limited number of partial scholarships for conference registration. Current undergraduate and graduate students in good standing are eligible to apply. Preference given to non-graduating students.
Application Deadline: May 20

Applicants will be notified of their award by May 24.