Teach the Forest
It’s time to organize and we need YOUR help!
Swift action is required!
On June 6th, the Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) will decide the fate of the UCSC upper campus and the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP). Currently, the University is planning to develop 240 acres of upper campus, which would destroy valued redwood forests and nature trails, stress an already taxed water supply, and threaten federally endangered species.
LAFCO is positioned to force the UCSC administration to re-think its plan and to demand that the University comply with environmental guidelines. But we need your help to make sure that LAFCO takes this action!
What you can do:
1: Join our effort to “Teach the Forest” and come to our meeting on Tuesday May 29th at 7 PM in Social Sciences 1 Room 414. At this meeting we will provide you with a presentation to deliver in your classes, petitions for gathering signatures, and packets to train others to Teach the Forest. Also, you will have a chance to buy your own "SAVE UPPER CAMPUS" t-shirt (we think the cost will be approximately $10 each). Bring 3 friends! AND SPREAD THE WORD!
2: Join us at the LAFCO meeting on June 6th at 10 AM - 701 Ocean Street Room 525 in the County Governmental Center and tell LAFCO that you want them to approve the March 7th substitute motion put forward by John Leopold. Make it clear that the UCSC administration does not represent the voice of our University!
3: IF YOU CAN'T COME TO THE MEETING, print the petition and Teach the Forest Instructions from our website and gather signatures from anyone affiliated with the campus! Drop your finished petitions in the dropbox outside Social Sciences Room 413 by June 5th at midnight. Please note and inform people that these petitions are different from the de-salination ones that are going around. These petitions are meant to show the overwhelming desire of campus affiliates to re-consider destructive development in upper campus Natural Reserves.
4: Forward this email to friends!
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The Teach the Forest Team
Contact us at: teachtheforest [at] gmail.com