The Environmental Sustainability Student Coalition (ESSC)

ESSC logo.

The Environmental Sustainability Student Coalition (ESSC) is a diverse group of UC Davis Registered Student Organizations working toward common sustainability goals.

With a mutually agreed upon, codified set of governing rules and obligations to help structure their activities, they work in partnership with UC Davis Sustainability and other relevant campus organizations. 

The ESSC was created in 2020 to address a need for more communication and collaboration among environmental organizations on the UC Davis campus. It provides a central source of knowledge and participation in all sustainability projects happening on campus, so as to more effectively address environmental issues as a unified group of students. 

Frequent meetings are held with all member organizations in order to have open discussions about ongoing sustainability projects and current news in environmental science. By providing a central source of marketing for environmental events, the ESSC also aims to increase the accessibility of environmental projects to the entire student body. 

The ESSC maintains continuity in environmental projects by implementing an administrative framework for continuing initiatives that can no longer be taken on by their parent organization. While most environmental organizations focus on tackling environmental issues from one specific angle -- whether that be researching environmental problems, expanding sustainable infrastructure on campus, educating citizens, or engaging in political activism -- the ESSC links these organizations into one, streamlined problem-solving process. The ESSC works to foster greater partnerships on large-scale, meaningful projects, while encouraging a culture of environmental responsibility across campus.