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Stop Junk Mail!
San Jose, CA

The Stop Junk Mail San Jose campaign has officially launched! Reduce household waste and save trees by entering unwanted mail in an online system. Start today!

2013-14 Liaison Sign-ups
Deadline September 23, 2013

Become a Workplace or Neighborhood (off-campus) Sustainability Liaison for the 2013-14 academic year! Sign-up online.

Fall Quarter Volunteer Hours
Monday - Thursday from 2-5pm | The Forge Garden

Drop-in and volunteer in the garden! No reservation or time commitment required, just come by and get dirty! For large groups (5 or more people) please contact

Tour De Coop
Saturday, September 14, 2013 | The Forge Garden

This year, the Forge Garden is a site for the bicycle tour of South Bay urban homesteads. Visit to register and for more information. Light refreshments and tours, demos will be provided!

Welcome Weekend Get Organized Fair!
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9 am - 2 pm | Between Kenna Hall and Benson Memorial Center

This fair enables new students to interact with local merchants, businesses, and SCU campus organizations as they orient themselves to university life. Look for the "Mission Sustainable" table to learn about personal food scrap (compost) pails.

Tomato Tasting and Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 12-2 pm | The Forge Garden

Taste all our varieties of tomatoes, vote for your favorite, and pick your own pumpkin!

Community Health & Wellness Fair
Sunday, September 29, 11 am - 3 pm | 1401 Parkmoor Ave., San Jose, 95126

Hosted by GreenMouse Recycling, this fair is free for the community to enjoy a day of relaxation and tasty food. Local service vendors, who are dedicated to health and wellness will be present, as well as magical dancers, vocalist, and other entertainment. For more information, visit the website.

Personal Food Scrap (Compost) Pail Info Session: On-Campus Students
Monday, September 30, 7:30 pm | Library room 205

Attend this info session to become a proud owner of an in-room food scraps pail for the 2013-14 school year! Getting a pail is free, and if you can’t make it on this day, look out for more give-away days in October!

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