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Sustainability Action Research team member and team leader applications are posted during Fall Quarter!

SAR Applications for the 2020 season are now open. Apply now to be a SAR team leader or member. 

Team Members are placed in a project with 5 to 6 other team members (including leads) and are general members of the research team. If you are interested in being a team member, apply here: Member applications are due Sunday, December 1st at 11:59PM.

Team Leaders are the primary source of communication between the directors, the stakeholders, and their team members. LEADS DO NOT HAVE TO BE RETURNING MEMBERS. If you are interested in being a team leader, apply here: Leader applications are due Sunday, November 24th at 11:59PM.

SAR applicants will be notified of their application status by the end of fall quarter. Projects then begin during winter quarter and continue through spring quarter. 

Want to learn more about sustainability during fall quarter? Environment 185A- Sustainability Talks is one unit class offered in the fall in which guests lecturers discuss their work in the field of sustainability. 185A is not required to enroll in SAR (185B/C). 


For SAR student and stakeholder inquiries, contact the program directors: Lea Le Rouzo, or Brooke Shimasaki,

For Communications, Media, and Press: contact Amber Lam,

For funding and donation inquiries, contact Cully Nordby,


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Meet the SAR Green Games Team! The Green Games team aims to create green event guides for all of athletics. Last week, the team assisted with organizing a Zero Waste basketball game for the Pac-12 Zero Waste challenge, and conducted a waste audit to better understand game attendees' waste habits. You can read more about the event on the team’s student blog at:…/green-games-blog-post-february…/ For more exciting updates on the Green Games Team’s progress over the next two quarters, be sure to visit their team page at: To learn about our other SAR Teams and their progress, you can find all of our work and SAR student blog posts on the IoES Sustainability Action Research website. Our Work: Our Student Blog Posts:

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