Sustainability Action Research

2021-2022 Applications are open now!

We offer two ways to join SAR—team members and team leaders. ​



What is the difference between a team member and leader?

Team Members are placed in a project with 4 to 5 other team members (including leads) and are general members of the research team.

Team Leaders are the primary source of communication between the directors, the stakeholders, and their team members. Leaders do not have to be returning members. If you have any questions please contact us.

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). 

Contact Us

For SAR student and stakeholder inquiries, contact the program directors: Maddie Wilson and Phoebe Chiu at email:

For Communications, Media, and Press: contact Eric Ha at and/or Ruhena Randhawa at ​.

For funding and donation inquiries, contact Cully Nordby,