About the Campus Center for the Environment
Mission: Campus Center for the Environment is a student-run, student-funded environmental advocacy unit of the Associated Students of the University of California, Davis (ASUCD) that promotes student involvement in our campus sustainability efforts. CCE encourages environmental stewardship through workshops, education, and specific student-led projects. We also encourage inter-group collaboration between environmental and sustainability focused student groups and relevant departments on campus.
CCE's Three Projects
Project Challenge is the educational, advocacy and campaign aspect of CCE that focuses on environmentalism, sustainability, and environmental justice. Through information campaigns, we aim to educate and mobilize the UC Davis community to participate in sustainable actions and learn about environmental stewardship. Project Challenge is a call to action for the UC Davis community, challenging the community to incorporate sustainable practices in their daily lives.
Project Compost is a student-run and student-funded on-the-grounds composting operation with a mission to increase composing through action and education. In our vehicle named "The Cyclops", we collect about one ton of organic waste each week from various on-campus facilities to be added to our compost pile at the student farm. Some of the facilities using are composing service include the ASUCD Coffee Lab, the Coffee House, Briggs Hall, the Pomology Department, the Bowley Greenhouse, the Botanical Conservatory, and the Salad Bowl Garden. The education portion of the project's mission involves offering free composting workshops every quarter, making presentations to clubs and classrooms, and constructing compost bins to distribute.
The ASUCD Garden makes up 5 acres of organic farmland in Davis. It is maintained by a coalition of gardeners who learn and grow together sustainably. Our gardeners include students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, friends, and visitors from around the world, and examples of produce grown at the Gardens include heirloom tomatoes to hybrid corn, citrus fruits to wine grapes.
The Garden not only provides access to nutrient-rich produce, but also educational opportunities to learn about sustainable gardening, an outdoor classroom for children, stress-reducing exercises, garden potlucks and work parties. Work parties vary in scheduling, but are usually every Saturday from 10am - 12pm.
Plots are available for rent on an annual basis to anyone. If you are interested in renting a plot, renewing a plot, or have questions about the gardens please contact our Garden Manager at email@example.com.
Come grow with us! We are located at Baggins End Davis, CA 95616.