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 tUrn tune-up!  

 Friday at a glance...

   ASG logoyellow line drawing of a sunrisecrowd of students holding signs for green new deal 

COOKING TODAY: The Forge Garden pressents the winners of the tUrn week cooking challenge at 4pm...see below. 

COUNTING TODAY  |  tUrn end-of-week Challenge: Count the number of tUrn events you attended and email:

  1. the total number and list of those events to 
  2. with a quote about what you got out of tUrn week.
  3. with a picture of yourself (optional)
  4. whether you also did TREE TRACKER, ENERGY AUDIT or COOKING CHALLENGE too

Attendees with the highest number of tUrn events attended, or the highest number of challenges taken, 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!

8:00-8:20 AM                

tUrn 101: need an orientation to the day or week?  

Drop in for daily inspirations & info on Friday's and Saturday's HEADLINERS with tUrn intUrn Emily Pachoud.

RSVP for tUrn 101


9:15-10:15 AM               

IMMIGRANT IMAGINATIONS, UNDOCUMENTED UNDERSTANDINGS: Climate Action from the Perspective of Multiple Interconnected Worlds  

Moderated by Grace Lin-Cereghino '21 | Bryan Altamirano-Gopar '21 | Gina Chavez '21 

Join the Undocumented Students and Allies Association for supportive story-sharing and an empowering discussion on the intersections of climate justice and migration justice.

  • Bryan Altamirano-Gopar, 2021
  • Lorena Delgado-Márquez, 2022
  • Lauren Hewitt, 2021
  • Grace Lin-Cereghino, 2021
  • Jonathan Emmanuel Navarro, 2023 
  • Omar Ronquillo Medina, 2023
  • Sofía Sandoval Larco, 2021 


10:30-11:30 AM

SEEDS OF OUR ANCESTORS: Food is our Relative

Moderated by Catherine Moore '20

Catherine Moore is the founder and on the board of SCU’s Native American Coalition for Change. This video screening features and honors Indigenous Activist Winona LaDuc explaining the precarity of seeds, how to see food as family, and how to restore right relationships.



1:00-2:30 PM               

THE FUTURE WE WANT TO CREATE: Inaugural tUrn ASGSCU State of the Crisis Address

Featuring Santa Clara University’s Student Body President & Vice-President Ciara Moezidis & Ann Codiga who will share their personal stories and perspectives on the climate crisis and welcome all participants to their new part-time job of climate activism for all!

RSVP for STUDENT BODY PRES TEAM State of the Crisis Address


3:00–4:00 PM           

DON’T GO IT ALONE…Get with the Group and find climate action organizations and communities to join. 

Moderated by Sarah Neil & Emily Pachoud

Jump-start your part-time job as a climate activist today! Drop-in during this hour to hear short and sweet summaries of what some SCU clubs and Bay Area groups are doing to change the world. Featuring 12 minutes with each of the following fascinating orgs: Climate Reality Santa Clara County Chapter, GREEN Team at SCU, Sunrise at SCU, Zarella on-line shopping platform & community , & Silicon Valley. Helpful guidance about finding the organization that is right for you to begin your part-time job as a climate leader and help make a u-turn for yourselves, others and the planet!




3:00-3:12 PM   CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT Santa Clara Chapter

Climate Reality's mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society with Emily Pachoud and Harriet Harvey-Horn

The Earth is facing a climate crisis, driven by fossil fuels. At Climate Reality, we’re here to make urgent action a necessity. In politics. In business. In every aspect of our lives. Everywhere. Urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions and speed the global shift to renewables. Urgent action to halt the Trump Administration’s radical fossil fuel agenda. Urgent action to make world leaders strengthen and honor their Paris Agreement commitments.

Several students, staff, faculty and alumni have trained with Vice-President Al Gore and we want to invite you to step into climate leadership with us! Student Emily Pachoud and Alumna Harriet Harvey-Horn share ideas about this world-wide movement.


3:12-3:24 PM   SUNRISE at SCU with Gloria Karekzi & Petra Glenn

Sunrise is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.


3:24-3:36 PM Silicon Valley Chapter with Mohan Gurunathan is an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. We educate the public and policy-makers on the devastating impacts of animal agriculture on climate, environmental racism, and other critical environmental and humanitarian issues. We advocate for legislation to promote sustainable and just food systems. We promote model programs for sustainable food choices. Learn about Silicon Valley's active chapter and get involved with Silicon Valley professionals proudly engaged in part-time climate activism! Join Mohan Gurunathan for this overview of 350!


3:36-3:48 PM .  GREEN Team at SCU with Edie O'Connor

GREEN Team is a social platform for members to engage with the environmental issues in surrounding and global communities. We work to inspire Santa Clara students to live a more sustainable lifestyle and to take actions to make the world greener. SCU's environmentally-minded club is a partner to tUrn Climate Action. Learn from Edie about who they are, when they meet, and how to join!


3:48-4:00 PM  NEWLY LAUNCHED!  ZARELLA with Drew Descourouez & Alexa DeSanctis

The mission of Zarella is to eliminate harmful consumption by creating a convenient, responsible alternative.

Our presentation will explain how our platform, Zarella, makes it easy to shop for ethically and sustainably sourced goods. starting with clothing, we explore the impacts of fast fashion and the powerful impacts that come from converting your purchases (and how they can turn into sandwiches!). Learn how to use our tool for your everyday life and meet the team to see if you'd want to help out! Join Drew Descourouez (SCU '20) and Alexa DeSanctis (SCU, '20) to wrap up our "Don't Go It Alone!" segment of tUrn week.


 Thank you to alumni Harriet Harvey-Horn, Drew Descourouez & Alexa DeSanctis who are Alumni in Action!


4:00–5:30 PM                 

COOK FOR THE PLANET: The Forge Garden + tUrn

Moderated by Katharine Rondthaler

Join the Forge Garden to learn how to cook and eat sustainably. In this workshop, we will share tips for sourcing seasonal, local produce on a college student budget, discuss labeling and ideas for reducing our waste in the kitchen. Students from The Forge Garden conduct a live cooking demo. Additionally, we will announce the winners of the week-long Cooking Challenge! 

RSVP for COOK for the PLANET with The Forge Garden's Katherine Rondthaler


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3:00–4:00 PM             

t U r n   T U N E – U P:   Take an hour or two between 8AM-3PM for your own self-guided “tuning in.”

Meditation/Prayer/Hiking/Biking/Listening to Music/Writing/Reading/Contemplation…whatever helps you center, ponder, commune or process the week’s events you experienced.

Meet at 3pm on Zoom with coffee/tea/beverage of your choice for small group reflection and sharing.