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Sustainability Cultural Organizers

Cultural organizing is the strategic use of art and culture to organize for liberation.

Student Life Sustainability Cultural Organizers leverage the power of the arts to envision a more sustainable world. They work to connect members of the arts and sustainability communities at U-M to imagine a resilient community, outside extractive systems. Through events, installations, and storytelling, they create moments of joy, self-reflection, and community building.

The Sustainability Cultural Organizer program was inspired by the work of the Center for Cultural Power.

Interested in collaboration or employment as a Sustainability Cultural Organizer? Email sustainability.cos@umich.edu.

Current Work

  • Managing textile production & application process for Sustainability Honors Cord Program
  • Creative community engagement for existing sustainability events (Earthfest, HarvestFest, Student Sustainability Leaders Summit, and Rooting for Change: Student Food Summit)
  • Producing a social justice cooking show to air on Instagram in early 2023
  • Hosting off-campus film screenings

Past Projects

  • Launching and editing The Underground zine, featuring student art submissions compiled in a print-only informal magazine
  • Hosting a monthly sustainability book club for students and staff
  • Incorporating sustainability education into arts events and communications across campus.
  • Sponsoring compost bin in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance
  • Collaborating with the Planet Blue Ambassador program to incorporate arts and culture in online trainings and workshops