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Stop Junk Mail San Jose

Every year, over 100 billion pieces of unsolicited mail are stuffed into US mailboxes. Besides being downright annoying, junk mail is also extremely wasteful. With the holiday season approaching, you may find your mailbox packed with more unwanted ads and catalogs than usual.

Reducing unwanted mail is an easy way to unclutter your life and stop waste at the source. Simply visit the San Jose Catalog Choice website to sign up for free and stop receiving junk mail!

Wildlife Trafficking & Animal Conservation in Southeast Asia
Thursday, Nov 5, 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Sobrato 19

Come learn about the issues of wildlife tracking and animal conservation in the region of Southeast Asia in this presentation by Professor David Pinault (Dept. of Religious Studies, SCU). Co-sponsored by the Department or Religious Studies and ESS.

Campus Sustainability Investment Fund Information Session
Friday, Nov 13, 3:30-5:00 pm | Varsi 206 Conference Room

Do you have an idea for a sustainability project on campus and want to see your project come to life firsthand? The Center for Sustainability is hosting a drop-in information session for those interested in submitting proposals for the Campus Sustainability Investment Fund (CSIF). Come learn about project submission criteria and important deadlines. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit proposals.

For more information, visit the CSIF website for more details.

Managing Open Space in Santa Clara County
Friday, Nov 13, 12:00pm - 12:50pm | Sobrato B & C

How is open space used and cared for in Santa Clara County? Jake Smith, the GIS Coordinator for Open Space Authority in Santa Clara County, will be speaking on how we manage open space.

Waste Characterization
Monday, Nov 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Facilities Yard

Waste characterizations provide great opportunities to learn first-(gloved)hand about the waste cycle and related issues on campus, and you help collect very important data about Santa Clara's waste composition. Plus, sometimes you find weird/cool stuff! Sign up by emailing

Poverty Simulation
Tuesday, Nov 17, 3:50pm - 5:30pm | Locatelli

In a time of growing inequality, how well do we empathize across the growing divide between rich and poor? This event, organized by staff of Catholic Charities and Step Up Silicon Valley, invites participants to consider more concretely the decisions and constraints of living in poverty. There will be discussion, exercises, work with campus visitors who have been living without a home, and more. For more information and to register for the event, visit the Markkula Center website.

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