The Environmental Resource Center (ERC) is a student-run organization at San José State University (SJSU), connected to the Department of Environmental Studies, and funded by the Associated Students and Transportation Solutions. The ERC was established in 1967 and soon became the student activist wing of the Environmental Studies Department.
Since the early 1970s, the ERC has served SJSU with an annual Earth Day celebration, an environmental library, and other projects that promote sustainable living. Students in the ERC started the campus recycling program and an alternative commute planning program that ultimately became Transportation Solutions, which is now a permanent department of Associated Students.
To serve the student body and our supporting organizations, we undertake a range of projects each year. The ERC is run by student directors and supervised by a faculty adviser. Students practice leadership and communication skills as they work on sustainable projects on campus and in the local community.
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