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Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010

Bronco Urban Garden
Come to the first garden party of the year on Oct. 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. As cooler temperatures begin to set in, the Forge needs some attention. Bring your friends to help spread wood chips, plant seeds and harvest fresh veggies for dinner. All are welcome.

Leadership and Social Justice Conference
Nurturing Our Roots: Cultivating Our Future is the 2nd annual student leadership and social justice conference hosted by UC Berkely and other Bay Area Universities including SCU. The Oct. 16 conference aims to further students understanding of social justice issues and give them tools to create positive social change. The conference starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs all day. The Ignatian Center will pay student fees and arrange carpools. The registration deadline is Oct. 6. To register email Valerie Sarma at vsarma@scu.edu. More information about the conference.  

Campus Sustainability Week
Get ready for Campus Sustainability Week, Oct. 18-22! Learn about opportunities and get involved with Sustainability at SCU and in the community. Wednesday Oct. 20 is Sustainability Day, which will feature events, displays, and fun outside on the Alameda Mall, between Benson and the Library. To learn more about what's planned for the week, become a fan of Sustainability at SCU on Facebook!

Notre Dame professor to speak at SCU
What does sustainability mean on a Jesuit campus? How does a Jesuit community combat environmental injustices? Western Converstions 2010, an annual gathering of six Jesuit universities, plans on tackling these questions at its upcoming October conference. The keynote address, Serving 'the Crucified People': How We Personally Cause Environmental Injustice, and How We Can Stop It, will be given by Kristin Shrader-Frechette, professor and director of the center for Environmental Justice and Children's Health at the University of Notre Dame. Because of her work combating environmental injustices in marginalized communities, Shrader-Frechette was named one of 12 "Heroes for the US and the World." her talk will explore the interconnections of the subject of environmental justice and the Catholic faith. Co-sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the Environmental Studies Institute, the address will be held in the St. Clare Room in the the Harrington Learning Common on Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Read Schrader-Frechette's biography.

Volunteer Hours at the Forge
Want to get your hands dirty? Everyone is welcome to come by 'the Forge', SCU's new community garden, located on the corner of Benton and Sherman. Created as a place for the Santa Clara community, the garden serves as an outdoor classroom and living lab to learn about sustainable agriculture, perform community outreach, and harvest fresh organic produce. Volunteer hours are every Wednesday and Saturday from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. Also, keep your eyes open for periodic workshops offered throughout the year.

Santa Clara Farmers Market
The Santa Clara farmers market is a great alternative to the neighborhood grocery store, especially for locally grown produce and other kitchen staples like eggs and honey. With live music and free samples, the farmers market offers a great atmosphere for a weekend morning. The Santa Clara farmers market is held every Saturday in Franklin Mall on Jackson Street, between Benton and Homestead, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bridging the Engery Gap
Bridging the Energy Gap Oct. 19, 5:30-9:00pm at Cisco Systems, 10 W. Tasman Dr. San Jose This forum, sponsored by the EcoGreen Group and Greentech Media, will bring together investors, engineers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and more, to discuss California's energy portfolio. Part of a series of forums, the event on Oct. 19 focuses on sharing opportunities for leveraging energy policies and mandates for investment, technology, and career growth. Learn more about the EcoGreen Group.

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