So, what can you do? CI has many current and upcoming sustainability projects that require a campus-wide commitment to accomplish. Many of these projects begin in the Department of Facilities Services (FS). If you would like to participate in innovative projects that will aid CI in spearheading the trail toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability, then we have the resources for you. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain real-world insight and experience in the field of sustainability.

A list of service learning courses available at CI can be found here: 
Service Learning

Upcoming Events with Facilities Services

Earth Day April 22, 2016

Grounds workers from Facilities Services are hosting a tree planting volunteer opportunity to get 69 more trees on campus! It will be held on Friday, April 22, from 9 AM to 2 PM. Green Generation Club will be providing any protective wear needed, though it is encouraged to bring gloves, reusable water bottle, and outside work attire. Volunteers are to meet outside of the Work Center (the building labeled Ironwood Hall) to join in. If volunteers are unable to get there at 9, enter the Work Center and ask Sharon Seravic to contact Jason Hughes to direct to the appropriate location. We hope to see you there!

Join the Green Generation Club on Friday, April 22, from 10 AM to 3 PM in North Quad to celebrate Earth Day! Attendees include Mountain Restoration Trust, Ventura Hillside Conservancy, SOAR, and more! Engaging in activities at the event can give you an opportunity to win eco-friendly raffle prizes


Plants near Long Grade Creek



 An assortment of typical plants found on our beautiful campus. 

Santa Rosa Island Shore





 Santa Rosa Island Shore.




Get involved in environmental scientific research and stay at the research station on Santa Rosa Island! 

There are opportunities through the Santa Rosa Island Research Committee as well as contacting Santa Rosa Island directly through their Facebook.

We have projects in the areas of energy conservation, waste minimization, water conservation, and landscaping. For more information on how you can contribute to CI’s sustainability efforts beyond the classroom, contact us:

Coleen Barsley
Sustainability & Operations Analyst for Department of Facilities Services
California State University Channel Islands
Phone: (805)437-3507
Located in Ironwood