The USC ESA, or Environmental Students Assembly, is a division of USC Program Board which represents the various student groups on campus who consider themselves “environmentally minded”.
The USC Environmental Core is a member organization of ESA that focuses its efforts on activism. The Environmental Core organizes rallies and negotiations urging USC to take greater responsibility in the implementation of sustainable practices. The Core’s current primary focus is on bringing solar power to USC’s rooftops.
Peaks and Professors leads hikes and camping trips for small groups of students and professors who love spending quality time outdoors. New members are always welcome, and new trips are added each semester!
The Food Recovery Network addresses the problems of hunger, food waste, and global warming. They work to reduce food waste in dining halls, and have been working with local restaurants to distribute food to charities twice a month.
USC’s only outdoor adventure group run exclusively by students, SC Outfitters channels organizes trips to explore the Los Angeles wilderness that are open to the entire USC student body. SC Outfitters’ corps of over 35 volunteers lead groups in a wide range of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, kayaking, mountain biking, yoga, and more.
Greeks Go Green is a student organization dedicated to promoting composting and recycling in USC’s fraternities and sororities. Greeks Go Green is a liaison between USC’s Greek system and the USC Office of Sustainability, and aims to position the Greek system as a leader in the movement towards sustainable practices at USC.
The Sustainability Project is USC’s only green business club. Our goal is to educate other students on the importance of sustainability in business, advocate greener policies and projects here on campus, and connect people who are passionate about the cause.