Frequently Asked Questions
How can I stay updated with ESLP events and opportunities?
In order to keep updated with all things ESLP, come hang out with us and our sister organization at the Student Environmental Center's General Gatherings (GGs). GGs are on selected Wednesday nights in the College Eight Red Room. Free vegetarian dinner is provided! Find out when the next GG will be at sec.enviroslug.org!
Secondly, make sure to check us out on Facebook!
How Do I become an ESLP Organizer?
Organizing for ESLP is a year long commitment. Recruitment for the following year starts around Spring Quarter and continues until all positions are filled (as late as the beginning of fall quarter). We are often looking out for new members throughout the year as well, so email us if you're interested! Opportunities will also be posted on the front page of our website.
Where does ESLP receive its funding from?
ESLP Receives Funding from the Campus Sustainability Council (CSC). CSC provides funding to registered UCSC student organizations for programs and events that create, implement, and monitor environmentally sound practices on campus as established through the protocol outlined in the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus. ESLP also receives funding through grant opportunities such as Measure 43.
When was ESLP founded?
ESLP was founded as a statewide program in 2004 by the California Student Sustainability Coalition. ESLP currently has branches working in UCSC, UCD, and UCLA.
How do I enroll in ESLP?
ESLP offers 5-unit and a 2-unit options every Spring Quarter. Enrollment is open to all undergraduates and can be found on the myucsc portal under College Eight courses as CLEI 161 and CLEI 61 respectively. The Courses are titled simply "Sustainable Living." Action Research Team topic preference is ranked by the student on the first day of lecture. Students who enroll early receive priority.
What kinds of topics will be discussed during the speaker nights?
Each speaker series night is centered around a different theme. All of the themes are designed to strengthen students' fundamental understanding of current environmental issues and sustainable living. Lecture topics are in accordance with the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus.
Will ESLP satisfy any of my General Ed requirements?
No, but depending on your major you might be able to petition for it to count as a substitution.
How does the 2-unit version differ from the 5-unit version?
All enrolled students attend the weekly Guest Lecture Series on Monday nights. Aside from a greater time commitment expected from 5-unit students, 2-unit Action Research Teams (ARTs) are primarily discussion and research based, while 5-unit ARTs are generally more in-depth, and project based.
Can I take CELI 161 or CELI 61 a second time for credit?
No. Each can only be taken ONE TIME for credit. If you have already taken CLEI 161 (5- unit) you can take CLEI 61 (2-unit) for credit, or vice versa. You may not be enrolled in both courses during the same quarter.
How is my ESLP grade evaluated? (Who is responsible for the students in a student-facilitated ART?)
Your ESLP grade will be determined by our faculty sponsor. Evaluations will be based on objective feedback from your facilitator, attendance, and completion/quality of the work assigned in your Action Research Team.