Environmental Organizations on Campus

There are a number of student organizations on campus with an environmental focus.

Friends of Copeland Creek

Friends of Copeland Creek is a student organization dedicated to the ecological restoration of the Copeland Creek natural area that runs through Sonoma State University. Our goal is to restore the native riparian forest ecosystem, including its native plant and animal communities and ecological processes. This entails removing exotic species and replanting native vegetation. We attempt to establish the native components of the system (species, conditions, and communities) and the native ecological processes and functions, to produce a dynamic and self-sustaining native ecosystem.

In carrying out this goal, Friends of Copeland Creek also seeks to:

  1. increate a riparian corridor for a wildlife habitat,
  2. increase the aesthetic value of the creek,
  3. provide educational opportunities,
  4. foster public awareness, and
  5. create links with other programs on campus and in the community.

The Friends of Copeland Creek club organizes an Earth Day and a Fall Planting Day event. With your help, the creek's former beauty and ecological integrity may once again exist in the future. If you are interested in participating in FCC, please contact Julie Bright at julie.bright@sonoma.edu

Sustainability Council

Sustainability Council is a group of students who get together and discuss what issues, resolutions, and/or projects that are currently being talked about in Associated Students Senate. It is headed by the Senator of Sustainability who collects feedback from the group to bring to the Senate’s attention. They focus on specific areas on campus where sustainability efforts could be improved, create sustainability plans and talk about ideas, and then put plans into action!

Other Clubs

Other clubs with an environmental focus include: