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Sustainability at the GEC

students holding signs supporting sustainability

The GEC is committed to taking steps towards becoming a zero-waste space.  Using an intersectional feminist approach, we are committed to the environment, because we understand that the effects of waste have disproportionate effects on women, people of color, and low-income communities.

We are moving towards zero waste by:

  • Reducing our single-use disposable item use.
  • Using a sustainable coffee machine
  • Reducing printed materials
  • Promoting the use of digital marketing


Sustainable Menstruation

We are proud to partner in the Sustainable Menstruation project.  This project is an initiative led by Marina Flowers,student and GEC Peer Coordinator and advisor Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, CSUSM Sustainability Manager through ASI Sustainability Projects grant funding.

This project seeks to raise awareness about environmental and health impacts related to menstruation products.  With the support of the Sustainable Projects Funds, approximately 55 students will be able to receive a menstrual cup or reusable pads.

To learn more, and be eligible for a menstrual cup or reusable pad, join us at the following events:

Sustainable Menstruation

9/26 | 12pm-1pm | USU 3200

Breaking down stigmas around menstruation as well as discussing how sustainable menstruation can affect the environment when going on Outdoor Adventures.  

Find Your Cup

10/1 | 12pm-1pm | USU 3200

Come find the reusable menstruation product that fits your body. Participants will complete a questionaire to identify which sustainable menstruation product(s) are the best fit for you.  Attend this event to learn more about the rest of the series!

If you are interested in being a part of this grant, but cannot make this event. please e-mail Marina Flowers at