Student Faculty/Staff Alumni/Community
Senior Environmental Science major Thomas Morales is researching pollinators and biodiversity in the College Area Community Garden. Check out his spotlight to see how to get your own research started or to learn about his findings.
Undergraduate CJ Spears is launching a business that turns plastic waste into fashion items (fanny packs, backpacks, shower caps, etc.). She then will use the profits to build a community center in Ghana for indigenous empowerment. The center will host community cleanups and workshops. Check out her spotlight to join the movement.
Undergraduate Maya interned in Cambodia this summer through a program funded by the Mundt Peace Fellowship! She worked with NGO Culture and Environmental Preservation Association to conserve the forest and develop the ecotourism project there. See how you can have an opportunity like hers through SDSU.
Armando Sepulveda, a sustainable transit advocate, is a SDSU Senior working to improve transportation on and off campus through politics and student engagement. He speaks of university initiatives in context with the goals of the City of San Diego and policymakers. Listen to learn Armando's story and his perspective on transit and the green industry.
From dreams of windmill installations at State to engineering his way to help villagers have water, Calvin has a lot going on. In his last year at SDSU, he wants to make a lasting impression that makes an impact. We dove in to learn more about his journey, advice, and current projects.
Cassie Weinberg and Sabrina Sessarego are The Green Love Commission’s newest leaders for the 2018-2019 school year! Cassie will serve as the new Green Love Commissioner and Green Office Certification intern at Sustainable SDSU. Sabrina will serve as the A.S. Sustainability Representative. Campus Sustainability caught up with both leading ladies to ask them about about their sustainable habits and how they plan to spread sustainable practices at SDSU and in San Diego.
Professor Erlinde Cornelis currently teaches marketing research as an Assistant Professor of Marketing here in the SDSU Fowler College of Business. Erlinde exemplifies a sustainable leader by challenging her students to think critically and ethically about the world around them, especially through the lense of business and marketing. In 2017 and 2018 she was named the Most Influential Professor in Marketing in the Fowler College of Business. Her main area of interest in research is persuasian and people's resistance to it. How do the words "eco" and "green" and "climate" make people feel and act? How can companies and organizations equip themselves with the most effective marketing plan to reach a broader audience to catalyze social and environmental change?
From doing research in Hawaii and American Samoa to teaching various classes on campus, Dr. Levine has a lot to share with us. Learn more about what she has found through her work and how to get involved with research!
Debbie Richeson has been the director of Parking and Transportation Services for 13 years and has worked at SDSU in various transportation-related positions for 21 years. She knows plenty when it comes to how students, faculty, and staff get to and around campus. We had a conversation with this transportation expert to learn more about the Red and Black Shuttle, Lyft plans, new parking options, and upcoming plans for SDSU.
Alum Hana was part of the 1st Sustainability graduating class at SDSU! She now works for The Greenlining Institute as the Environmental Equity Program Manager. She shares about her transition after college & gives advice to current students here!
Alum Leah worked with her roommate to develop Litter2Life: turning San Diego beach
trash into art. They want to pass on the tradition to SDSU and keep spreading the
message of environmental stewardship. She also shares about her current job in food
medicine and how it impacts public health and sustainability!
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After years of chasing the typical career life and being disengaged with the environment, Mitch found inspiration to improve his lifestyle and make waves in the local community. As the current Chapter Manager of Surfrider San Diego he guides us down his personal path leading to the non-profit, highlights Surfrider's goals and accomplishments, overviews the main problems facing our oceans and coastlines, and gives genuine advice to anyone trying to save the world. One listen and you will be inspired to act locally in a world of global issues.
Tracing the origins of her sustainable mind back to her father working as a trash man for years, Alumni Stephanie is establishing her role as the Equity Specialist for Center for Sustainable Energy. She walked us through the things that helped her on campus and gave us advice on how we can make the most out of our experience at SDSU.
From establishing the SDSU Farmers Market and bike lanes in 2011 as the AS President, Grant is now working in Sacramento serving as the Chief Policy Advisor for the CA Energy Commission and Senior Legislative Liaison for CA Public Utilities Commission. He shared his journey and what is takes to make change on and off campus.