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The resolution process is an important part of the SSCCC governance. The SSCCC is a nonprofit organization that is guided by its membership -- Delegates from each of the 116 California Community College student body associations. Students from across the state bring resolutions to the annual General Assembly for consideration. The resolutions passed by the Delegate Assembly guide the vision and priorities of the SSCCC. Below is a list of the most recent resolutions passed by the delegates since Fall 2007.  

 

Year

2020

Session

Spring

Resolution Title

Sustainable Products from Auxiliary Organizations

Assigned Committee

Regional Affairs and Executive Committees

Description

WHEREAS, the global production, transportation, and disposal of single-use plastics causes a significant annual carbon footprint;

WHEREAS, recent laws passed by both the California State Assembly and the California State Senate including SB 270 (2014), AB 1884 (2018), and SB 1335 (2018) have shown a commitment towards reducing the annual carbon footprint and creating more sustainable practices across the state [1] [2] [3]; and

WHEREAS, the California State University (CSU) 23 campuses and all auxiliary organizations incorporated to support the CSU system have started eliminating the use and sale of all single-use plastics by 2023 [4]; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Student Senate for California Community Colleges work with student body associations at all California Community Colleges (CCC) to ensure advancement of the use of reusable and/or sustainable utensils, drinkware, packaging products, and other items from sustainable manufacturers during contract negotiations with current and/or future auxiliary organizations; and

RESOLVED, that the Student Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office to create a policy that will ban all single use plastics by auxiliary organization at all CCCs by 2025 with the exception of dispensing plastic straws or other accommodations for people with disabilities who request them to enjoy equal access to food and beverage services complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

Citation 1: Padilla, A. SB 270 Solid waste: single-use carryout bags. Retrieved from

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB270.

Citation 2: Calderon, I. AB 1884 Food facilities: single-use plastic straws. Retrieved from

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB1884.

Citation 3: Allen, B. SB 1335 Solid waste: food service packaging: state agencies, facilities, and property. Retrieved from https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1335.

Citation 4: Chapin, E. (2019, February 7). CSU Says Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics. Retrieved from https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/news/Pages/CSU-Says-Goodbye-to-Single-Use-Plastics.aspx.

Status

Completed. The SSCCC does not have the authority to implement campus policies. As an alternative, the Regional Affairs Committee completed a Sustainability toolkit for local student body associations to use to advocate locally for change based on the resolution recommendations.

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