Our Mission

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The mission of the People of Color Sustainability Collective is to make UCSC a leader not just in mainstream sustainability, but also environmental justice, in recognition of our changing demographics and pressing ecological challenges. We will accomplish this through:

  • Raising awareness about the contributions that people of color have made to the environmental sustainability movement in general and at UCSC in particular
  • Reexamining the definition and values of the sustainability movement to identify how it can be more inclusive of all underrepresented populations
  • Creating critical dialogue about environmental justice through student discussion spaces, student of color caucuses, social media awareness campaigns, workshops, and speaker presentations

The PoCS Collective represents a groundbreaking collaboration between the Ethnic Resource Centers, Colleges Nine and Ten, and the UCSC Sustainability Office, and we will continue to grow the coalition through outreach to departments, student organizations, and other units.  

Explore our website to learn more about our projects and upcoming events!