F R I D A Y T H E M E S
U N / C O M M O N G O O D | STUDENT-LED DAY
fossil fuel foul play | sacred seeds | creative climate work | the good market (of climate ideas) | environmental education with a twist
each headliner has a unique RSVP below, and includes live moderation, live speakers or video screenings, and audience interaction.
tUrn end-of-week Challenge: EMAIL us at tUrnproject@scu.edu
- the total number and list of those events you attended
- with a quote about one thing you got out of tUrn week.
- with a picture of yourself (optional)
Attendees with the highest number of tUrn events attended, or the best reflection on the week will be featured in social media posts for tUrn. Thank you and we hope to feature you in our post!
FRIDAY 8:15-9:00 AM
GREEN TEAM SCAVENGER HUNT
Join Edie O'Connor, Liam Abbate, Sarah King, Emily Pachoud, Luke Paulson, Sophia Rooney, and Veronika Lubeck for some creative and UN/COMMON GOOD! Kick-off the student-led tUrn day with a fun and educational warm-up that will have you seeking answers in your house, outside on your street, and long after it is over! Meet leaders of the GREEN Team who have put together ten great ideas for you to help you move into climate action!
RSVP for GREEN Team Scavenger Hunt
. FRIDAY 9:15-9:45 AM
FOSSIL FUEL FOUL PLAY
with Emily Pachoud (SCU, Program Coordinator of SCAAP's ENACT Program) & Emily Burke (Creighton University). In this student-led session, learn about how student leadership, student leverage, and student voices are shaping divestment efforts in institutions that are not prone to enact these just measures without public pressure.
RSVP here for Fossil Fuel Foul Play 9:15-10:15 AM
FRIDAY 10:30-11:15 AM
SEEDS OF OUR ANCESTORS: Food is our Relative
This session is moderated by Emma McCurry and is co-presented with SCU’s Native American Coalition for Change. This video screening features and honors Indigenous Activist Winona LaDuke explaining the precarity of seeds, how to see food as family, and how to restore right relationships.
RSVP here for Winona La Duke Video Screening & Discussion and Seeds
FRIDAY 11:30-3:30 PM
THE GOOD MARKET (of climate action ideas)
Opens at 11:30 AM...new topic every 15 minutes...closes at 3:30 PM
Featuring 16 student-led clubs, programs, themes, as well as inspiring alumni and guests talking about serious sustainability, generous justice, ship shape shopping and ad-vo-ca-cy.
11:30 AM Introduction to THE GOOD MARKET with your co-hosts: Amanda Harvey and Sarah Danon
11:45 AM Santa Clara Sunrise: The youth movement that is on the frontline of political climate change advocacy
- Petra Glenn, Gloria Karekezi, Therese Maligranda | SCU Sunrise
12:00 PM Overpopulation: Dilemma or Diversion?
- Emily Pachoud | SCU ENACT
12:15 PM Sustainability at Gonzaga: Learning from Each Other
- Mikaela Schlesinger, President of Gonzaga Environmental Organization [GEO]
12:30 PM Waste Generation from Sporting Events
- Amanda Harvey, Luke Davies, William Hunsdale | SantaClara Athletics
12:45 PM Environmental Justice Advocacy on Campus with ENACT
- Emily Pachoud | SCU ENACT Students for Environmental Justice
Environmental justice issues span a variety of topics, domestically and globally, and to be an environmentally just group or institution, you must be anti-colonial and anti-imperialist. This segment will dive into how ENACT works to be an environmentally just group.
1:00 PM Plastic Pollution Awareness and Beach Cleanups
- Chanel Bulllock, Penn Cooper, Will Johnson | Surfrider Foundation SCU
1:15 PM Living Sustainably as a College Student with GREEN Team
- Edie O'Connor, Co-President | SCU GREEN Team
Get tips for living sustainably as a college student and learn about our club events.
1:30 PM Creating Opportunities for "Solutions Research" Internships & Jobs
- Kirsten (Kat) Taylor | Project Drawdown
1:45 PM Connecting Student Sustainability Clubs Internationally with University of Toronto Call for Clubs May 10/11
- Alexandria Gill & Jessica Urbach | Environmental Sustainability Coalition at Univeristy of Toronto MEET THEM - CLICK HERE
2:00 PM Healthy, Delicious and Kind: the Joys of Eating Plant-Based
- Mohan Gurunathan | Environmental Researcher and Educator
2:15 PM Trapped In the System
- Drew Descourouez & Alexa DeSanctis | Zarella
On average, an infant born in the US will generate more carbon emissions in its first year of life than a person living in Tanzania will generate in a lifetime. How can we work for justice while living within socio-economic systems of injustice? Alexa and Drew created a company called Zarella, an online marketplace and impact tracking tool that makes it easy to opt-out of harmful consumption and harness collecting buying power for a better future.
2:30 PM Choosing Sustainable Banking
- Lacey Newhard
2:45 PM The Impact Educating Girls has on the Climate Emergency
- Amber Persson, Beta Class Member of Delta Epsilon Mu
Though often overlooked, the strategy of mobilizing educational efforts targeting girls and women is more effective than many green technologies. It is another example of how intersectional the climate emergency is.
3:00 PM GETTING TO AND FRO: SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ADVOCACY AT SCU
- Paola Felix (ASG Senator At-Large for Sustainability), Angel Lin, Olga Luna | SCU ASG: Associated Student Government
The Sustainable Transportation Taskforce will be presenting a call to action on the way that SCU students can demand accessible, sustainability transportation from our institution.
3:15 PM Biodiversity Loss and What You Can do About It
- Gabby Farrer, special tUrn session on "When Will the Earth be Too Hot for Humans?"
RSVP for THE GOOD MARKET for ANY PART of it!
THE GOOD MARKET concludes at 3:30 but please jump on the zoom link below for our 3:30 presentation!
FRIDAY 3:30-4:30 PM
UNCOMMON IDEAS in ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Featuring Professor Ted Grudin's Environmental Education students and their visions for promoting serious sustainability in the classroom and generous justice in the world. Check out this session to learn how to drawdown global warming when engaging with youth and learners of all ages.
RSVP for UNCOMMON IDEAS in ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION 3:30-4:30 PM
FRIDAY 5:00-6:15 PM
AGROECOLOGY, FOOD JUSTICE & FOOD SYSTEMS CHANGE at SCU
Featuring Professor Chris Bacon (ESS, Environmental Justice & the Common Good Initiative), and presentations by SCU students and alumni: Chloe Gentile-Montgomery, Emma McCurry, Erica Martinez, Gabi Ballardo, Skyler Kriese, Benjamin Grundy Julia Jenak and Paige Whittaker
A presentation by the Environmental Justice and Common Good Initiative- Food and Climate Justice Program
FRIDAY 6:30-7:30 PM
tUrn CLIMATE ACTION POWER HOUR hosted by Emily Pachoud and Eemon Ghasemiyeh
and SLURP ESS Interns
Attended a Friday HEADLINER or any tUrn HEADLINER & just want to focus your energies? Meet at 6:30 to connect with others, and achieve concrete advocacy tasks together around the day’s themes and action items – be guided in using on-line tools for climate advocacy and hang out with some like-minded climate leaders.
Help drawdown global warming one choice, one advocacy strategy, and one civic engagement move at a time. Finish your tUrn week inspired and having connected with like-minded fellow climate activists!
RSVP for any CLIMATE ACTION POWER HOUR at this link
S A T U R D A Y A P R I L 2 4 t U r n tune-up
REFLECTION SESSION for SPEAKERS/MODERATORS/WEEK's ATTENDEES
If you attended any headliner(s) or were a part of tUrn week, we invite you to reflect on your experience after taking some time for yourself in the morning in self-guided reflection/exercise/writing/dancing/contemplation/reading, then we'll join together at 11am over tea/coffee and share our experiences...
Solo time from 8AM to 11AM
Group Reflection time on zoom 11:00 AM-Noon bring coffee/tea/beverage of your choice for small group reflection and sharing.