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Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

Grad Pledge Sign-Ups
Pledge to be a socially and responsible citizen in your career! What does this look like? Sign up and define it for yourself. This national pledge is a simple way for all of us to ensure that our jobs represent more than a paycheck. Take the pledge on Wednesdays at the Alumni Association's Life After SCU series, or online.

Donate to Relay for Life
Saturday, April 12th - Sunday, April 13th, 11 am - 11 pm | Around SCU's campus

Donate and sponsor Into the Wild and staff from the Center for Sustainability as they join SCU's chapter of Colleges Against Cancer in Relay for Life, a 24-hour action-packed relay event that celebrates survivors, remembers those who have passed away due to cancer, and fights back against the disease! Register for the event here or cheer on your friends by keeping up-to-date with the event on Facebook.

GREEN Club's Earth Day Fair
Tuesday, April 22nd, 11:30 am - 3 pm | In between the Library and Benson

Celebrate Earth Day with GREEN Club and learn about sustainable transportation, technologies, organizations, and events happening on campus and in our community! Companies participating include Wells Fargo, Nissan Leaf, and ELV Motors. Participate in arts and crafts, enjoy live music, support local business vendors or student clubs, receive prizes, and advocate for initiatives that sustain the people-environment relationship.

Spring Gardening Workshop and Plant Sale
Wednesday, April 23rd, 12 pm - 1 pm | The Forge Garden

Get a head-start on your garden this spring! This workshop/ plant sale will cover basics, which vegetables are suitable to plant in the spring, and provide seedlings to take home. Register here.

12th Annual Going Native Garden Tour
Saturday, April 26th, 10 am - 4 pm | Northern Gardens: Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Lost Altos, and San Mateo County
Sunday, April 27th, 10 am - 4 pm | Southern Gardens: Cupertino, Santa Clara, Campbell, San Jose and south

Bay Area homeowners are making their gardesn aesthetically pleasing, attractive to bird and butterflies, water-wise, and low maintenance by incorporating California plants. Free admission, plant sales and talks at select gardens. Register at

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy’s “Starting From Seed”
Saturday, April 26th, 10:00am to 12:00pm | Guadalupe River Park Visitor & Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose

Master Gardener Laura Monczynski will teach you how to grow your own vegetables and flowers from seeds. Workshop will discuss what seeds need to grow into healthy seedlings: soil, containers, watering, and more. Participants will get hands-on experience sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings, receive valuable advice on caring for them, and take home a flat of seedlings for their summer garden, a value of $75! Click here to sign up.

Drought Series
Tuesday, April 29th and Thursday, May 1st, 5 pm | Forbes 126, Lucas Hall

The Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) and Contemplative Leadership and Sustainability Program (CLASP) are hosting a drought series called “Save Don’t Squander: A Series on the Impact of the California Drought.” The series offers panels, discussions, and reflections with multiple speakers.

Bike and Gear Basics with Gavin Powell '12 from Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Wednesday, April 30th, 12 pm - 1 pm | The Forge Garden

Nationwide, 60% of adults would like to ride a bike more often but are intimidated by the challenges of navigating a bike in traffic. By teaching adults practical bike-riding skills, we empower more people to use a bike for transportation. The presentation covers bicycle and gear basics, how to choose a comfortable route, taking bikes on transit, tips for bicycling safely on city streets, and what to do when you get to work. Register here.

The 2nd Annual Forge Garden Showcase
Friday, May 2nd, 4 pm - 6 pm | Forge Garden

At the 2nd Annual Spring Showcase, exclusively for Faculty and Staff,  at the Forge Garden, enjoy a glass of wine, light hor d'oeuvres, and live performances. Explore the new and exciting areas of the Forge Garden, including the raised bed garden, blueberry patch, herb garden, and more! Forge Garden Practicum students will be there to answer all your questions! Please RSVP here.

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