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Apply to the Workplace Sustainability Liaison program
The Workplace Sustainability Liaison program empowers Santa Clara University employees to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among University departments and organizations. Liaisons engage their peers in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among faculty and staff at SCU. Apply now to be a Workplace Sustainability Liaison.

SCU Sustainability Intern writes article on plastic bag ban for Sierra Club newsletter
Mimi Sanicola, ‘13 Sustainability Intern -- Waste Diversion, co-wrote an article titled “Bagless by the Bay” about the San Mateo County ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags from all retail stores in the county, and it is featured in the January edition of the Loma Prietan, the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter’s monthly newsletter. Mimi is the Chapter’s Zero Waste Intern. Read the article at the Sierra Club.

The Princess Project is seeking donations
The Princess Project is an event to get prom dress donations for teen girls who cannot afford them. As you clean out your closets, think of The Princess Project and the new life and memories waiting to be breathed into your dresses and accessories. Please bring any new or gently used gowns, purses, or fancy jewelry to donate to the dress drive Week 1 and 2 of this quarter (January 7-18).

Guidelines:

  • Dresses MUST be from 2006 to present.
  • Dresses MUST be dry-cleaned and on hangers.
  • Dresses MUST be prom dresses, formal gowns or fancy party dresses.
  • Accessories MUST be stylish, clean and in excellent condition.

Your donation will give a prom dress to a teen girl who could not afford them otherwise! Please bring all donations to the Retail Management Institute office in Lucas 111.

B.U.G. workers at The Forge. Photo courtesy of B.U.G. Volunteer hours at The Forge are expanding
New drop-in volunteer workdays at The Forge Garden (1051 Sherman Street) are every Monday, Thursday, AND Friday from 1:00-5:00 pm.

All students, groups, clubs, and organizations are welcome to attend. Volunteering typically involves raking, weeding, planting, harvesting, and composting. For groups larger than 5 people, please arrange your volunteer group with Rose, the Garden Manager (email: theforge@scu.edu).

Please come prepared to work outdoors, with layered clothing, appropriate footwear (closed-toed shoes only), and sunglasses, sunscreen, and/or sunhats. For more information visit The Forge or check-out The Forge’s Facebook page.

B.U.G. Presents: Forge Garden Movie Night
Jan. 25, 6:00 - 8:30 PM | Solar House
Join B.U.G. at the Solar House for a premiere screening of "Vanishing of the Bees." This documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds regarding the relationship between mankind and the environment. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons behind colony collapse disorder. Enjoy honey infused beverages and snacks and stick around for a brief and stimulating discussion after the show.

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” - Albert Einstein

The Evolution of Green: Environmental Activism in the Santa Clara Valley
Mar. 3 - June 23 | Museum of Los Gatos
Environmental Activism, in its many forms, has played a critical role in our Santa Clara Valley history. This complex movement to create a sustainable environment has been fostered by grassroots agencies as well as a multitude of organizations, from landscape architects and nature conservation groups to high-tech companies and universities.

Evolution of Green will use interactive models, historical narrative, environmental soundscapes and other media to interpret this history and explore proposed future steps for environmental activism.

Forge Garden Worshop: Winter Gardening 101
Jan. 26 10:00 - 12:00 PM | The Forge Garden
Meet at the Forge for an educational and interactive session about winter gardening. The event is free and open to the public. Join The Forge on the last Saturday of every month for an ongoing Garden Workshop Series. For more information visit The Forge.

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