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Concerned about the climate crisis but unsure how to get involved in an impactful way? There are a variety of ways to engage on campus:
- The College Corps Fellowship Program. Get paid $10K to do part-time work (~15hrs/wk) with a local nonprofit or government agency working on climate change.
- The Sustainability Catalog (SUSCAT) provides access to Majors, Minors, Concentrations, and Master’s Programs focused on Sustainability, as well as a list of sustainability-focused courses. Look for the green leaf icon when you enroll!
- Join the climategroup listserv to keep apprised of educational events, local developments, research projects, and grant opportunities. To subscribe, send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “subscribe climategroup <firstname> <lastname>”.
- Join a student organization through https://www.asi.calpoly.edu/sustainability/sustainability-clubs/.
- Join ASI and become part of their Sustainability team or be the student representative on the Cal Poly Foundation’s Investment Committee.
Take part in a research project!
Research at Cal Poly doesn’t just mean libraries and laboratories — it can also mean working with local communities, staff or elected officials in local government, nonprofit groups, or even developing your own business through the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship! Some projects are incorporated into coursework in particular classes and others are done outside the classroom as part of a focused research team. ICLR does not (yet) maintain a list of current opportunities, but we do help coordinate these types of activities.