About the Program
The Global Sustainability Resource Center (GSRC) hosted the sixth annual Student Institute for Sustainability Leadership (SISL – pronounced ‘sizzle’) for incoming first-year and transfer students during the weekend of July 20-22, 2018. SISL provides participants with an overview of the major challenges we face in building community climate resilience. It also provides a meaningful introduction to the UCI sustainability community, including student opportunities in research, education, and community engagement. This year, SISL participants:
- Gained first-hand experience of UCI’s sustainability landscape; including their campus’ carbon neutrality, sustainability, food action, and environmental justice communities;
- Learned leadership modalities that develop inner awareness as well as deepen understanding of the interdependence of all life, intersectionality, cultural narratives, collaborative problem solving, and systems thinking;
- Connected with sustainability youth leaders on campus, including SISL alumni; and
- Developed ‘next-steps’ regarding their place as sustainability and leaders on campus.
SISL is a three-day residential experiential learning program on the UCI campus. Learn more about the SISL experience in previous years here: SISL 2013, SISL 2014, SISL 2015, SISL 2016, and SISL 2017.