Do you support continued funding of $6.96* (of which $0.99 is for return to aid, $5.97 will go to Coastal Fund) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.96* (of which $0.99 us for return to aid, $2.97 will got to Coastal Fund) for summer quarter for Coastal Fund?
For over 20 years, the Coastal Fund has leveraged student fees to support hundreds of student internships and involvement in projects dedicated to the protection and restoration of Santa Barbara’s unique ecosystems at sites including Coal Oil Point, North Campus open space, the lagoon, and others. Many of these outdoor, socially distant internships have been especially critical this year when so many other paid student opportunities have been suspended. Coastal Fund grants also promote numerous undergraduate advocacy, art, policy and research opportunities that provide valuable experience to students and further their professional development. When the campus is fully open to students, the Coastal Fund also manages the Coastal Service Program, which provides funding to student organizations in exchange for participation in local beach clean-ups and habitat restoration work. We are eager to continue our in-person environmental efforts in the 2021–2022 year and beyond.
The Coastal Fund began as a grassroots initiative in response to students’ demands that the University help mitigate and address environmental concerns along the precious Santa Barbara coastline. With a board composed entirely of UCSB undergraduate and graduate students, the funds are generated and administered by students, for students. Please vote to continue supporting the important work of the Coastal Fund!
For more information, visit coastalfund.org or IG: @coastalfund.