Michael Cox

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"Michael Cox is a young organizer and social entrepreneur committed to personal mastery and collective action who was born in Hemet, California in 1982. Michael graduated Cum Laude from UCLA in 2006 with College Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, International Relations. He believes that we are living in a time of unprecedented threats and challenges that first necessitates a shift of vision and values, both individually and collectively, to be combined with collaborative and strategic efforts on all fronts if we are to rise as a human Family and give to our children and our children’s children a viable future.

"Michael is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of the California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC), a statewide organization that has been successful in catalyzing the University of California (UC) to become the leading institution in higher education on sustainability. Recently, he led a successful campaign to gain the UC’s commitment to becoming Climate Neutral ASAP, which he is preparing to leverage throughout California for all public educational institutions. While serving as a student, Michael founded the educational program and UCLA Chapter of the CSSC and organized successful efforts to integrate sustainability into the core mission of both the largest student union in the United States, Associate Students of UCLA (ASUCLA), and UCLA itself, through the issuing of the UCLA Campus Sustainability Charter by the Chancellor in April 2006.

"In his position with the CSSC, Michael collaborates nationally as Western Representative of the Energy Action Coalition, which is running a campaign called the Campus Climate Challenge throughout the US and Canada. The campaign has reached over 1,00,000 young people and is currently on over 500 campuses thus far." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, People's Foundation, accessed December 16, 2011.