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Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
Summer workshop. Photo by Cara Uy.

Food Recovery Network Volunteers Needed
Through a partnership with Dining Services by Bon Appétit, SCU students have established a new chapter of the Food Recovery Network on campus. The staff at Bon Appétit package all leftover food from dining services and events for volunteers to pick up twice a week and deliver to Martha's Kitchen - a San Jose soup kitchen. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please inquire through the volunteer interest form.

Sustainability Summer Series
The Sustainability Summer Series is a chance for SCU employees to learn more about SCU’s sustainability programs. Each session is 1-hour on Wednesdays and involves a behind-the-scenes view of a specific campus initiative. Examples of sessions could be exploring SCU’s waste stream, landscaping/water, housing & residence life, campus recreation, the Forge Garden, dining services, or renewable energy initiatives. If you are interested, sign up here. For more details, visit the site.

New Forge Garden Summer Hours
Volunteer Hours: MWF, 9-11am
Friday Farm Stand: Fridays, 11:30-1:30pm

Worm Composting Workshop
Saturday, July 12th, 10 am | Forge Garden
We will learn all about vermicomposting with compost worms - aka red wigglers, and how to create an ideal environment for your worms and your food scraps. Worm composting is often considered the most effective way to turn your garbage into gold (gardener's gold that is). This will be an educational and interactive workshop - come prepared to touch worms! We have active worm bins on display and several available for you to take home.

(Click here to register) *All events are open to the public, free, and family friendly!

Green Sports Alliance Summit
July 21st-23rd | Santa Clara, CA
The fourth annual Green Sports Alliance Summit serves as a platform for the sports community to unite around sustainability.The 2014 program will cover the latest and most critical topics in professional and collegiate sports greening through venue tours, workshops, case study presentations, leadership plenaries, keynotes, and networking events. Registration is now open!

Film & Discussion: With My Own Two Wheels
Thursday, July 31st, 6:30 pm | 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA
Part of the “Sustainable Lafayette” summer film series at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center (Community Hall) that features a recently released documentary about bicycling --a choice, an expensive toy, an eco-conscious mode of transportation. More details here. Cost: $10 donation requested. $5 for students. Contact: http://www.sustainablelafayette.org or kim@sustainablelafayette.org

Family Giving Tree's Back-to-School Drive
All backpacks are due Friday, August 1, 2014 | SCU Learning Commons 215
Make a difference in a child's life by contributing to a back-to-school backpack drive here on campus. It's simple: Choose a card in the library lobby, purchase a backpack and fill it with the listed supplies. Or, you can go online and sponsor a child's wish. Local social service agencies and schools assist children enrolled in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program. Completed backpacks should be delivered to LC 215. Contact Diane Cranor at dcranor@scu.edu for more details or questions.

 

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