This Spring’s Action Research Teams!!!


Getting Down to Earth with Your Diet

Athena Salva & Morgan Bundrant

Thursday 3:20-4:55pm (2-units)

Take control of your diet, health, and food waste through sustainable gardening. Learn about food justice and how you can have a sustainable garden in your own space. We will also learn about the successes and failures of different types of agriculture and food systems, as well as possible ways to increase parity in access to food.

Pickle for your thoughts?

Gabriela Mateo-Saja

Thursday 1:30-3:05pm (2-units)

In this ART we will work towards gaining a deeper appreciation for food by understanding food systems, the injustices they create, and the effects food access has on individual and community health.



Where the POC At?: Dismantling Whiteness in Sustainability

Miranda Vasquez & Emily Lam

Tuesday/Thursday 11:40-1:15pm (5-units)

Our goal is to radicalize sustainability by dismantling whiteness in environmental movements, using the collective knowledge of people of color to build a community that makes sustainable meals together, reduces waste, and uplifts communities that face environmental injustice.

Leave No Trace

Cori Strell & Salina Brice

Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:50-11:25am (5-units)

In leaving no trace or LNT, we will explore affordable ways to reduce our personal plastic waste through hands on activities and student led discussions that will equip you with the tools you need to reject unnecessary waste.



The Power in energy

Leslie Anne Madarang

Fridays 10:40am - 12:15pm (2-units)

This Action Research team (ARt) is designed to shine a light on how far we have gone to increase our accessibility to renewable energy and explore how far we can go in the years ahead

Carbon Neutral Citizens

Ireri Morales

Wednesdays 12:20am - 1:50pm (2-units)

Exploring and learning about the carbon footprint and looking for ways to reduce one’s own footprint.



Ecopsychology and Human-Environmental Relationships

Maddie Striegal

Thursdays 3:20 - 4:55 (2-units)

We will be examining the concept of ecopsychology and the relationship between humans and the natural world. We will be taking an ecocentric position when looking at human behavior and other concepts such as ecofeminism, ecology & the legal system, spiritual ecologies, and many other instances of human-environmental relationships. The goal of the course is to understand one’s own positionality in the world compared to the environment and explore alternatives to our traditionally anthropocentric social and political systems.