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Sustainability at SCU Workshop Series

Learn about sustainability at SCU, and bring your lunch!

In association with Campus Sustainability Day, members of the SCU community will host workshops to educate the campus community about specific aspects of sustainability. Although workshops are primarily directed towards University staff, faculty, and students, members of the community are welcome to attend.

Workshops will be held in the Commons at Kennedy Mall (unless other wise specified below), 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Attend just one, or attend them all! Workshops are free. No RSVP is required.

Workshop  Presenter(s) 
11 am - 12 pm
Worm bin composting 101
Learn the basics of how to start a worm compost system that you can keep in your living space. You will leave with a list of the basic tools you need to create your own odorless indoor compost. Bring your lunch and we can compost whatever non-meat products remain.
Matt Smith, Campus Minister, Campus Ministry
11 am - 12 pm
Eco-crafting: papier-mache with recycled materials
Learn about recycling at SCU as you create a papier-mache piece from recycled materials. Hands-on, be prepared to get a bit messy.
Tracey Mangin, Recycling Intern, Facilities (and crafter!)
11 am - 12 pm
Organic Gardening in Winter: cover crops
Hands on - so be prepared to get a little dirty!
Group will meet at the Commons, and head over to the organic garden near the building's west entrance
Patrick Archie, Director of Campus & Community Programs, Environmental Studies Institute
11 am - 12 pm
How to plan a "green" event at SCU
Get tips about how to plan a more sustainable event. From venue to food to recycling, your choices matter!
Karrie Grasser, Director of University Events and Protocol, University Event Planning and
Cheryl Hartzeim, Catering Director, Dining Services
11 am - 12 pm

SCU Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduction Strategy
The University has committed to reduce campus CO2 emissions to 20% below 1990 levels by the end of 2010. Learn how we developed this target, and how we plan to meet it.
Joe Sugg, Assistant Vice President University Operations,
Peter Thamer, Sustainability Assessment Intern, Sustainability at SCU