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All times are listed in Pacific Time (PT). To learn more and RSVP, click on an individual event.


  • 9:15-10:00 AM
    Oct 14
    Walking the Walk Alumni & Staff Panel: Careers in Ecological & Social Sustainability

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    A special SCU Center for Sustainability and Gonzaga University Office of Sustainability presentation.

    In a climate crisis, sustainability work needs to address the realities of a destabilizing social and ecological reality. If students do not understand the persistence and accelerating rate of existential threats, it will be hard for them to use the power and voice they do have to actually make a difference for the common good.

    What kinds of careers in education allow you to shape the response of a large institution to the climate crisis as an employee or manager? What kinds of civic engagement and graduate school trajectories do climate crisis savvy graduates take to make a real difference?

    Join Gonzaga alumna Mikaela Schlesinger and Gonzaga Office of Sustainability director Jim Simon who will share the paths they took (and are taking!) to bridge their backgrounds in various undergraduate institutions and majors with the meaningful and impactful work they are doing today in climate and justice spheres.

  • 10:30-11:30 AM
    Oct 14
    The Wheel Deal: Bikeable cities, healthy commutes, and urban planning for pedal, electric, and human powered vehicles

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    Panel with Lloyd Cha (San Jose Bike Party), Jim Gardner (Good Karma Bikes), John Brazil (City of San Jose), and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Representatives; moderated by Ed Maurer

    Get the street-smart stats on inclusive, climate-saving ways of getting to and fro, and hear the stories of community engagement and advocacy happening in the least polluting transportation and recreation space: pedal, electric and human powered vehicles. We focus on all things “bikes” and “urban planning” in this first ever Wheel Deal tUrn headliner panel, and also learn about social justice enacted through programs, parties, and repair shops. Think of this headliner as where environmental justice + bike advocacy + green infrastructure meet to go for a spin.

  • 12:00-3:00 PM
    Oct 14
    The Good Market: Student-Led Climate & Eco-Culture Festival

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    GET TO THE GOOD – tUrn’s Good Market of climate action ideas, clubs, and coalition–building happens every Friday of tUrn week.

    • Enjoy emcees, music, poetry, tabling, booths and conversations
    • Obtain science-based info on small and large climate actions that matter
    • (Re)commit to sustainable living and fighting for anti-racist climate justice
    • Bring books and clothing, and experience circular, and gift/thrift economies
    • See who is winning at the “fossil fuels” vs.“our future” performance chess game
    • Enter raffles at the tUrn table for plants and treats
    • Learn how you can keep climate active and climate involved all year round
    • ...and more!


    Meet people from a host of artistic, cultural, eco-friendly businesses and environmental groups coming together to commit to a livable & peaceful future. Sign-in at the tUrn table when you arrive and help be a part of the u-turn!

  • 5:00-7:00 PM
    Oct 14
    The Forge Garden + tUrn Barnless Barn Dance

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    Featuring a professional dance caller & musical guests

    Wrap up tUrn week and celebrate garden wisdom and friendship with some garden discoveries, crafts, refreshments straight from the soil, and veggies for your weekend. Activities and refreshments from 5-6, Join in at 6pm, if you wish, on the very simple but absolutely delightful folk dance steps led by a professional dance caller. Who needs a barn? Live music. Don’t miss this 3nd ever tUrn “already classic” event and get refreshed by the universal joys of gardening, food, friendship, music and dance. All abilities are welcome.