Recent Events
This page showcases examples of our chapter's past work

Spring 2013

Sierra Nevada Brewery Sustainability Tour:

Net Impact at UC Davis hosted the Sierra Nevada Brewery Sustainability Tour and Tasting.  Students from the GSM were treated to a tour of the brewery and grounds in Chico, CA.  Named the “Green Business of the Year” in 2010 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the brewery utilizes a number of innovative environmental practices including solar power, hydrogen fuel cells, and recovered biogas to bring us their extensive line of delicious microbrews.

Earth Day BBQ

We celebrated Earth Day 2014 by experiencing the forefront of sustainability and networking with professionals who are leading the charge. We toured the UCD West Village, the first planned Zero Net Energy Community of its kind!

Next up was a BBQ and mixer with West Village staff, faculty, and fellow UCD graduate students. 

Hall Winery Sustainability Tour

We were hosted by owners Craig and Kathryn Hall at the beautiful Hall Winery in Napa to tour their facilities.  Mike Reynolds, President of Hall Winery, led us around Hall’s recently constructed LEED Gold production facility and tasting room.  Next, we learned about Hall’s organic farming practices from Vineyard Director Don Munk and Garrett Buckland.  We completed the trip by tasting Hall’s wonderful selection of wines with Director of Winemaking, Steve Leveque.  Sustainability is at the core of Hall’s ownership ideals, and we got a firsthand look at their strong dedication to environmental responsibility. 

Roundtable Discussion with Mars, Inc. Chief Sustainability Officer – Barry Parkin

Co-hosted with student services – a roundtable discussion with Barry Parkin, Mars Chief Sustainability Officer. We were also joined by Howard-Yana Shapiro, Mars Chief Agricultural Officer.  Barry and Howard shared their experiences working for an international food business, at its sustainability challenges and accomplishments.

Tom’s One Day Without Shoes

An annual GSM tradition, helping to raise awareness for children around the world who walk around everyday shoeless.

Winter 2013

Careers with IMPACT Panel

Students from the GSM heard from a panel of professionals working in renewable energy, social investing, environmental conservation, and improving education.  Panelists representing the Environmental Defense Fund, Autodesk, Greenwise Joint Venture, USA Football, and the Foundation for California Community Colleges discussed their experiences in careers with impact. The panelists, included alumni from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and members of the local Net Impact community who have used their degrees to pursue careers that support social and environmental goals.  Following the discussion, panelists answered questions from the audience, and stayed afterward to offer their thoughts and expertise to students interested in using their career to make a positive impact.

Fall 2013

Net Impact Tahoe Trip

In September, Davis Net Impact welcomed the Class of 2015 with our annual Tahoe trip. More than half the student body spent the weekend at the majestic Sierra Club’s Cal lodge. Students bonded with their new classmates over many outdoor-oriented activities ranging from hiking to fishing to frisbee.

California Safe Soil Tour

An inside peak ah how a local company is tackling the massive food waste problem facing our country.  California Safe Soil is helping to mitigate solid waste from landfills with their patented digester technology.

Roundtable Discussion with Carolyn Cassavan, Cassavan Consulting 

Net Impact and the Women in Leadership Club hosted a roundtable featuring Carolyn Cassavan. Carolyn started her own environmental consultancy firm and is an expert in the areas of greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, sustainability, energy efficiency and much more.   She offered tips for students to break into the field of consulting, with an emphasis in environmental responsibility.

Net Impact Night at the Davis Farmer’s Market

We welcomed incoming students to the GSM and Davis by hosting a night at the local Farmer’s Market.  We helped educate the new first years on how to find local, sustainable food and introduced them to a fun event that our students frequent during the fall and spring quarter!