#ECOTALKS: A Converstation with Ed Begley, Jr.


Join USC Environmental Student Assembly and USC Schwarzenegger Institute at our first ever #ECOTALKS, a series of Exclusive Roundtable Discussions with Environmental Leaders. We will be hosting an intimate roundtable discussion with Ed Begley, Jr. on January 26th from 6:30-8pm at the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Dinner will be provided.

The application can be found at: https://uscesa.typeform.com/to/B2PZCg and will remain open until 1/18/15

Applicants must have liked our FB page.


Renowned actor and environmentalist, Ed Begley Jr. has been an environmental leader in the Hollywood community for many years. He serves on the boards of the Coalition for Clean Air, the Theoreau Institute, and on the advisory board of the Union of Concerned Scientists, among many others.

His work in the environmental community has earned him a number of awards from some of the most prestigious environmental groups in the nation, including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Baykeeper, and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation.

As an actor, he has been in numerous television shows and movies, such as Arrested Development, CSI: Miami, and Pineapple Express. He has also received 6 consecutive Emmy nominations for his work in the television series, “St. Elsewhere.” More recently he and his wife starred in the TV series, “Living with Ed” about his quest to live life with a small carbon footprint. Currently, Begley Jr. stars in his own web series, “On Begley Street,” to explore sustainable living and balancing comfort with consumption as they attempt to build their home under LEED Platinum Certified standards. See http://onbegleystreet.com/ for more information.

Change the Course Competition Results!

FINAL SCORE: USC: 1,141 / UCLA: 1,223
Congratulations to UCLA!

Thank you to all who participated in the Change the Course Competition vs UCLA. USC was able to help restore 1,141,000 gallons of water back into the Colorado River with 1,141 pledges to reduce water consumption, and we collectively accumulated 2,364 pledges to reduce water consumption and have restored 2,364,000 gallons total. In the end, we only lost by 82 points, but the difference we were able to make was a victory in itself!



USC Environmental Student Assembly has partnered with UCLA to host a competition during rivalry week to raise awareness about water conservation!

Change the Course is an amazing pledging campaign that works with sponsors and local policy makers, industries and farmers to help put water back into the Colorado River. They do this by promoting more sustainable practices that reduce water consumption. They can only do this by having your support and the countless other people that care about water conservation.

All you have to do is text TROJANS to 77177 to make your own simple pledge and restore 1000 gallons of water back into the Colorado River!!

Share with your classmates, friends, family, whomever, and let’s BEAT THE BRUINS!!!

For more information, check out their website!

Thank You!

Thank you for everyone who came out to Rock the Bike at Homecoming and made the event a huge success! We hope you all had as much fun as we did and had a blast experiencing the power of bike-generated energy!!

Healthy Food Fair


Are you bored of all the same old off-campus options? Do you want to explore healthy, new restaurants but don’t know where to go? Attend the Healthy Food Fair at McCarthy Quad on Tuesday, October 28th at 11am and try out restaurants and food trucks from the greater LA area…. for FREE!!!

Sample a range of delectable organic, vegan/vegetarian and/or sustainably sourced options… including juices, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and MORE!!

Vendors include:
Azla Vegan
Homegirl Café & Catering
Fresh Street Food Truck
Juice Crafters
Mixt Greens

ALSO – stop by the ESA table for FREE TUPPERWARE!! Next to our table you can sign up for the SC Buyer’s Club to get weekly boxes of seasonal produce from a local farm!

Nourish your body while you help sustain the earth!

Zero Waste Tailgate!


Continue the Homecoming festivities with ESA before the Homecoming game this Saturday, October 18th!! We have joined up with the Office of Sustainability to bring you a zero waste tailgate where we will be giving away great prizes for recycling solo cups and the blender bike will be on hand to make delicious smoothies.

Our tailgate will be on the SOS lawn right next to McCarthy Quad so stop by and say hi during tailgating and learn how YOU can be more sustainable at tailgates!