Live Webcast from Paris Climate Talks


Farmer’s Market


Every Wednesday, the market will bring local farmers to the campus, along with bread makers, cheese purveyors, healthy snacks, hand crafted items ranging from jewelry to artisan soaps. The intention of the Trojan Farmers Market at USC is to make a unique meeting place for students & faculty around a healthy lifestyle, that everyone can enjoy. It’s the new grocery experience; where we invite you to stroll the market & pick up the freshest, best market offerings for the week!

Know Tomorrow At USC


KNOW TOMORROW is a student-led movement to consolidate and amplify Millenial voices to inspire action on climate change. Students will be heard nationally across 70 college campuses on our national day of action, which will be a significant demonstration why the time to act is now as we count down to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) this December.

McCarthy Quad will be transformed into a space filled with activities, speakers, food, and more from 2-10pm. Stretch out on a hammock, take a stroll through our experience tunnel, and find out about on-going university and community-wide sustainability initiatives. Learn about the past, enjoy yourself in the present, and even step into Earth’s future through a virtual reality demonstration!

ESA Speaker Series: Professor John Odell

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Spice it up a little? We can do that.

During this week’s ESA meeting, Professor of International Relations John Odell will give a talk entitled “Good News: A Centrist Remedy for Climate Change.” He will discuss a national climate change policy from the Citizens Climate lobby that he believes will be adopted by Congress.

Come ready with open ears and lots of questions! Hope to see you there.


It’s that exciting time of year again! Join us at any (or all!) of our Earth Month Events this year to come celebrate and learn more about sustainability and the environment. Visit the Earth Month 2015 events page for more information!

Want another way to stay updated with Earth Month while on-the-go? Want to help conserve paper and use your own iPhone to check in at events? Download the myESA iPhone app on the App Store!

An Evening with the Governator: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Environment


All attendees must RSVP at and validate their reservation by liking USC Environmental Student Assembly on Facebook or following @USCESA on Twitter or Instagram. Our RSVP form will open on Wednesday (2/25) at 11am and will remain open until we have reached our maximum amount of reservations. The event will take place on Monday, March 9th at 7:30 pm in Bovard Auditorium.

For a chance to WIN VIP SEATING and a MEET & GREET with Arnold Schwarzenegger, PUBLICLY share this event on Facebook and “Like” our pages: “USC Environmental Student Assembly” and “USC Speakers Committee.”

Please continue to check our pages for more updates regarding chances to WIN a SIGNED POSTER, VIP SEATING, or a MEET & GREET with Mr. Universe, himself.

**All winners will be announced at 11 pm on Sunday, March 8th.**

This event will only be open to USC students. Attendees with confirmed reservations may pick up their ticket on the night of the event beginning at 6:30pm in front of Bovard Auditorium. In order to claim your ticket, please bring your USC ID and ensure that the information is the same as provided during the RSVP process. Tickets will be distributed at the event check-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 7pm and there will be general admission seating in the orchestra section. Please arrive at least ten minutes early. Tickets not picked up by 7:20 p.m. may be distributed to a standby list.

Please note that you will receive an email confirmation when you RSVP and a final reminder email prior to the event.


USC Environmental Student Assembly, USC Speakers Committee, and USC Schwarzenegger Institute are pleased to welcome the Governator as he speaks about the importance of environmental action on USC’s campus. Along with his long list of accomplishments – from winning Mr. Universe to gaining worldwide fame through box office hits such as Total Recall, Conan the Barbarian, and The Terminator Franchise – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. During his time in office, he worked to improve California’s budget, promote new business, and protect the environment.

Arnold Schwarzenegger made huge strides to address issues of the environment during his time in office by signing a bill for the nation’s first cap on greenhouse gas emissions in 2006. Through the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, he also signed a second bill that prohibits large utilities and corporations in California from making long-term contracts with suppliers who don’t meet the state’s greenhouse gas emission standards. In 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger led states, automakers, and the federal government reached an agreement to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles, which will lead to a new national standard by 2016. He has also created various conservation areas for oceans and rivers to reduce pollution and increase research and resource protection. He has shown personal commitment to the environment by installing solar panels in his home and adapting his Hummers to run on hydrogen and biofuels.

In 2009, Arnold was awarded the Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award by the National Park Trust for his leadership and innovation in the protection of public lands in California and for his life-long commitment to children’s health and to connecting them with the outdoors. USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy was founded under the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy to advance post-partisanship in finding solutions to the serious challenges we face today. In 2011, he founded the R20: Regions of Climate Action to help sub-national governments implement low-carbon and climate-resilient projects for renewable energy and energy efficiency. He’s back… at USC to share his thoughts on the importance of environmental action on campus.

#ECOTALKS: A Conversation with Terry Tamminen


Join USC Environmental Student Assembly and USC Schwarzenegger Institute at our second #ECOTALKS, a series of Exclusive Roundtable Discussions with Environmental Leaders. We will be hosting an intimate roundtable discussion with Terry Tamminen (former California EPA Secretary) on February 23rd from 6:30-8pm. Dinner will be provided.

The application can be found at: and will remain open until 2/19/15.

Applicants must have liked our FB page.


Terry Tamminen is the Former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, the President of Seventh Generation Advisors, and the R20 Regions of Action Founding Chair’s Strategic Advisor.

He was appointed as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in November 2003 and was later appointed Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger. During his service in state government, Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including the Hydrogen Highway Network, the Million Solar Roofs initiative, and California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

Tamminen founded the non-profit organization Seventh Generation Advisors to help other states and world governments adopt clean energy and sustainability polices based on California’s successes. In 2011, he was appointed as the R20 Founding Chair’s Strategic Advisor. As the Founding Chair’s Strategic Advisor, Terry is advising the R20 on policy and helping with the design and implementation of climate resilient economic development projects. Terry Tamminen was named Vanity Fair’s May 2007 Environmental Hero and in TIME Magazine’s 2007 Earthday edition, he was featured in the “51 Things We Can Do” section. In 2008, The Guardian ranked Terry No. 1 in its “Top 50 People Who Can Save the Planet.”