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Mission Sustainable Challenge Archives
Engage in the spirituality of sustainability. Sign up now and participate in a daily action and reflection challenge throughout the month of October. Read, act, and contemplate on your own, or attend events and reflect with friends and other campus community members.Click on the red text to see each day's full description.
Mission Sustainable Challenge
Day 6: Connect and protect our urban natural area: Ulistac Natural Area
"There was a child went forth every day, And the first object he look'd upon, that object he became, And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day, Or for many years or stretching cycles of years. The early lilacs became part of this child, And grass and white and red morning glories, and white and red clover, and the song of the phoebe-bird, And the Third-month lambs and the sow's pink-faint litter, and the mare's foal and the cow's calf, ..." - Walt Whitman
"I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are." - a fourth-grader in San Diego
Quotes can be found in Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
Learn about Ulistac Natural Area: Ulistac is Santa Clara's only open space-a volunteer-built urban native California habitat restoration park in the City of Santa Clara. Visit the park, watch these videos [ Video 1 | Video 2], or read a brochure.
Learn about the City's proposal:
The contact details are: Mayor and Council Members of the City of Santa Clara, Santa Clara City Council 1500 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408) 615-2250 Fax: (408) 241-6771 MayorAndCouncil@santaclaraca.gov
How would you describe your relationship with the natural environment (parks, rivers, lakes, air, mountains, etc.) as a child? How about now?
Learn more about this advocacy project for Ulistac.
Contributed by Leslie Gray (Environmental Science & Studies Department)
Open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Benson Center 105, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4372 (main line)
(408) 554-4373 (fax)