by Andrea Contreras, Miranda Vogt, Spencer Robinson
This Spring Quarter, Students for a Sustainable Stanford prioritized hosting a series of public events to boost awareness of environmental issues. Our team saw continued involvement from all of our general members, especially freshmen in preparing and hosting many of the events for Earth Month. Two of the highlights of April were Earth in Color – a music & arts festival centering the narratives of people of color in the environmental movement; and Earthfest – a celebratory gathering of different environmental-focused community service groups for admitted students and the greater Stanford community. Other ways in which SSS was publically present was at the Admit Students Activities Fair, at the Celebrating Sustainability Festival. To cap off the quarter, Marc Tessier-Levine’s recent commitment to be 80% carbon free by 2025 and zero waste by 2030 (from the Stanford Vision Paper) were very rewarding results after a year of engagement in the Long Range Planning Process.
We now have a new leadership team that will be accelerating the momentum we’ve built this year as well as starting exciting new projects for next year. This quarter, we’ve focused on transitioning to the new leadership team, which has already begun taking on important responsibilities and crafting a vision for SSS’s future. Next year’s project groups will be Environmental Justice, Sustainability Education, Climate Justice, and Transportation.
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