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Sustainable Stewards

Conserving water, energy and resources to protect the environment

The Sustainable Stewardship interns work with faculty and staff, the Agricultural Operations Department and University Facilities Services, to conserve water, energy and resources and protect the environment. Cal Poly's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) manages over 9,000 acres dedicated to agricultural instruction. These include rangeland, orchards, vineyards, vegetable and field crop production, agroforestry, horticulture, food processing and turf management. The extensive acreage and facilities offer many possibilities for students to become involved in assessing, implementing and monitoring improvements designed to enhance the sustainability of Cal Poly's vast natural and physical resources. The goal of the Sustainable Stewardship Program is to identify these opportunities, and to coordinate a corps of students capable of taking an active part in the continued improvement of sustainability on the campus farm.


Sustainable Stewards interns are enrolled students with a working knowledge of and/or demonstrated interest in agriculture and the environment, and who commit to working under the general direction of Center for Sustainability staff throughout the academic year. Interns are involved in the overall stewardship of the program in aspects such as program development, administration, project implementation, volunteer recruitment and outreach.

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