UCSB & Student Environmental Organizations

Adventure Programs http://gauchosplay.com/adventure-programs
Our mission is to create leaders, educate, and build a strong community of people who share the love for the outdoors. Our goal is to inspire participants to exceed their own limits and to motivate participants to break existing barriers while encouraging them to push themselves to surpass the unexpected.

American Red Cross Club at UCSB http://www.facebook.com/groups/118318010174/
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Associated Students (A.S.) http://www.as.ucsb.edu
A.S. voices student concerns through elected student positions and appointments. Its mission is to help students uphold high academic standards, and provide them with leadership, employment, and cultural enrichment and growth opportunities.

A.S. B.I.K.E.S (Bicycle Improvements Keep Everyone Safe) http://bikes.as.ucsb.edu/
AS BIKES is an on campus bicycle system advocate. With a $88,000 budget each year, the student committee works to fund UCSB campus bikeway improvement projects as well as increase student, staff, faculty, and administration awareness and involvement with bicycle system issues.

A.S. Environmental Affairs Board www.as.ucsb.edu/eab
A family of students dedicated to integrating sustainable policies and practices on campus and in the community.

A.S. Recycling http://recycling.as.ucsb.edu/
This student driven groups strives to divert as much waste as possible by recycling plastic and glass from bins all over campus, collecting e-waste from students and campus departments, as well as vermicomposting food waste from the local community. 

CALPIRG www.calpirgstudents.org
A public interest advocacy group fighting for environmental and social causes through legislative change.

California Student Sustainability Coalition www.sustainabilitycoalition.org
Promotes student involvement with UC to implement environmentally sound practices in the UC system.

Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) http://www.ccber.ucsb.edu/
CCBER supports scientific research interests, houses a regionally focused herbarium, and satisfies the University's obligation to provide stewardship of campus lands. Through the ecological restoration program, the Center encourages land restoration on and near campus.

Chemistry Club http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/~chemclub/news.htm
As a chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Chemistry Club offers research opportunities, outreach activities, trips to ACS and other science conferences, professional networking opportunities, volunteer activities, and more. Club requires no specific major nor any dues (excluding ACS student membership, which is optional).

Coastal Fund coastalfund.org
Provides funds to enhance, protect, and restore the local shoreline through preservation, education, open access, research, and restoration. Apply for funding today!   

Coal Oil Point Reserve & the Snowy Plover Docent Program coaloilpoint.ucnrs.org
The Coal Oil Point Reserve is part of the University of California Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System. Learn about classes on the reserve, local stewardship, and the snowy plover docent program.

College of Letters and Science Honors Association http://www.lsugeducation.ucsb.edu/honors/benefits/association
The Honors Association aims to connect members with faculty through academic and social networking contexts. It will also provide more contact amongst students in the Honors Program.

Community Affairs Board (CAB) http://www.as.ucsb.edu/cab/
CAB is dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of all UCSB Students by providing information and easy access to community service work.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) http://www.ewb-ucsb.org/
EWB is a student run organization open to all interested persons. Its mission is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects.

Environmental Planning Coalition (EPC) https://www.facebook.com/ucsbenvironmentalplanning

As UCSB's first undergraduate professional organization for future environmental planners and consultants, the Environmental Planning Coalition is an organization that enables students to learn about new urban/regional planning topics in the SB area; network with professionals, graduate students, and undergrads; obtain information about graduate education in planning, and get involved with professional associations such as the American Planning Association and the Association of Environmental Professionals.

Excursion Club http://www.excursionclubucsb.org/Excursion_Club_at_UCSB/Home.html
An outdoor adventure club offering hiking, kayaking, climbing, and a variety of other activities and trips. Meetings are held once per week.

FeelGood Santa Barbara (FeelGood SB) http://www.feelgoodworld.org/cheeseworld/
A student movement dedicated to ending world hunger, one grilled cheese at a time. Our purpose is to raise money and awareness for the end of hunger.

Garden and Greenhouse Project http://osl.sa.ucsb.edu/org/ghgp/
Space for students and community members to garden organically.

Gaucho Certified Farmers Market at UCSB  https://www.facebook.com/gauchocertifiedfarmersmarket
The Gaucho Certified Farmers Market is an avenue for staff, students, faculty, and the local community to access fresh, locally grown produce and artisan goods. We will bring together all facets of sustainability, helping to educate the UCSB community on healthy eating and living. 

Global Awareness Club (GAC) http://www.worldhealer.org/
GAC is part of a larger, non-profit, Santa Barbara organization, Worldhealer. Our goals are: to cultivate understanding and appreciation of global diversity within the local community and to prepare underprivileged and disadvantaged individuals in developing countries to successfully integrate and compete in an increasingly globalized world.

Global Environmental Brigades 
http://www.empowered.org/Environmental-Brigades-at-University-of-California,-Santa-Barbara
A student-led organization that focuses on reforestation, sustainable agriculture, waste management, and education by empowering community members in rural communities in east Panama. 

Global Medical Brigades http://www.empowered.org/Medical-Brigades-at-UC-Santa-Barbara
A student-led organization dedicated to working with licensed medical professionals and community health workers to provide comprehensive health services in rural communities with limited access to healthcare.

Global Public Health Brigades http://www.empowered.org/Public-Health-Brigades-at-UC-Santa-Barbara
A student-led organization that empowers under resourced communities in the developing world to decrease life threatening diseases by improving home infrastructure and providing public health education.

Global Water Brigades http://www.empowered.org/Water-Brigades-at-UC-Santa-Barbara
A student-led organization that assists in designing and implementing water systems to prevent water related illnesses in communities with limited access to clean water.

Green Campus Program http://ucsbgreencampus.com/
Green Campus is a network of student interns that work to promote energy efficiency in and around college campuses.

Horse Boarders Association orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/horseboarders
Cooperative association dedicated to providing space for horses at west campus.

Index of Student Services and Activities
http://my.sa.ucsb.edu/Catalog/Current/CampusInfo/StudentServices.aspx
Comprehensive list of all services and activities provided for students at UCSB.

Isla Vista Chapter of Surfrider http://islavista.surfrider.org/
Dedicated to protecting our oceans and beaches through education and activism.

Model United Nations at UCSB http://www.sbmun.org/
Members simulate United Nations diplomacy to formulate solutions to global issues from a multilateral approach.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation @ UCSB orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/napf
Concentrates on raising awareness of the UC’s involvement in nuclear weapons research and production.

ONE Campaign at UCSB http://one.org
A grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease.

Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op www.sbcoop.org
Cooperative organization dedicated to providing UCSB students, staff, and faculty with affordable housing that adheres to the principles of sustainability.

SCUBA Club at UCSB https://orgsync.com/41926/chapter
The organization's purpose is to create a social network and encourage safe and responsible diving practices. We also host monthly guest speakers highlighting different aspects of ocean related careers.

TGIF http://www.sustainability.ucsb.edu/tgif/
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) was the first green fee in the UC system. It was created by students in the spring of 2006 with a charge to reduce the University's impact on the environment.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Students - UCSB https://www.facebook.com/ucsbgreenbuilders
USGBC Students recruits, connects, and equips the next generation of green building leaders by empowering them to transform their campuses, communities, and careers.

UCSB Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) http://ehs.ucsb.edu/
The office of EH&S is committed to promoting a safe and healthful environment for research, instruction and the campus community. Through education, auditing and monitoring, technical consultation, and the provision of direct services, EH&S assists the campus in meetings its obligations with State and Federal health, safety and environmental regulations.

UCSB Excursion Club http://www.excursionclubucsb.org/
The Excursion Club organizes all sorts of outdoor activities throughout the year, from single-day events to multi-day trips. Difficulty of the trips range from laid back to extremely demanding, depending on the nature of the activity.

UCSB PowerSave Green Campus Program http://www.ucsbpowersavecampus.com/index.html
The PowerSave Green Campus Program is a student-driven energy efficiency education program that promotes careers in the field, generates actual energy savings, increases awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourages academic infusion of sustainability concepts. 

UCSB Student Food Collective http://www.facebook.com/ucsbsfc?sk=info
Santa Barbara's branch of CoFED -- the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive. The time is ripe for a sustainable, fresh, healthy and delicious food options on campus, sold at an affordable price and run by the students for our campus community.

UCSB Sustainability/Student E-Coalition http://www.sustainability.ucsb.edu
The Ecological Coalition is a network for campus-based environmental, ecological, and sustainability-oriented groups. There is a huge array of environmentally-minded organizations at UCSB; the E-Coalition serves to coordinate the efforts of these member groups.

UCSB Cycling Team http://ucsbcycling.org/
Dedicated to enjoying Santa Barbara on bicycle power in both recreational and competitive settings.

The Wildlife Society https://www.facebook.com/groups/281155985264434/
The Wildlife Society is dedicated to the responsible conservation of wildlife through learning, teaching, and community outreach.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) www.wise.ucsb.edu
Provides a network for women scientists of all levels and promotes equal opportunities for women and girls in science and engineering.

Zero Waste Committee http://recycling.as.ucsb.edu/
The Zero Waste Committee strives to eliminate waste by promoting reduction, reuse and recycling of all materials used on the UCSB campus and the surrounding community, promoting composting, promoting the buying of recycled and sustainable products on the UCSB campus, and by working closely with other environmental groups.