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Wednesday, May. 1, 2013

Nominate someone for the Sustainability Champions Award

The Sustainability Champion Awards are designed to recognize individuals or groups at SCU who go out of their way to develop a culture of sustainability. The Office of Sustainability wants to celebrate their hard work and honor their achievements. Individuals or groups are nominated (by self-nomination or nomination by another) which includes a short description of why they should receive the award. The Office of Sustainability will select an award recipient for each category (staff, faculty, student). Nominations are due by 8:00 am, May 22.

Online nomination form.

May is Water Awareness Month
The City of Santa Clara joins hundreds of other water utilities in observing May as Water Awareness Month. Since summer is rapidly approaching, it is a great time to remind everyone to use water wisely. Please be especially aware of your water consumption this month, and report all leaky faucets or shower heads to Facilities.

More information about Water Awareness Month.

Saturday garden workday at the Forge
May 4th, 10:00 - 2:00 PM | The Forge Garden
Get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather in Santa Clara by spending an afternoon volunteering at the Forge Garden. Volunteers get to take home fresh fruits and vegetables, so don’t miss out!

The Forge Garden also has regular garden workdays every Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

Life After SCU: Entertain on a budget 
May 7th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | The Forge Garden
Learn effective and sustainable methods for hosting the perfect social gathering. This session will provide fun ideas on how to entertain with a limited budget and to practice self-sufficiency, an environmental conscience, and innovation.

Movie night at the Forge
May 7th, 8:30-10:30 PM | The Forge Garden
Join the Forge for a screening of DIRT!, a movie that takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. The movie is free, outdoors, and snacks and drinks will be provided!

TOMS Style Your Sole Party
May 8th, 11:00-3:00 PM | Kenna Lawn
Join us for an afternoon of art and fun. Bring your own TOMS and decorate your shoes, or have local artists customize them for you for free! Brought to you by Leaders for the Environemnt, Art, and Design (LEAD) and TOMS

Bike to Work Day 
May 9th | San Francisco Bay Area
As the largest event in California, the 19th annual Bike to Work Day encourages thousands of Bay Area bicyclists to take to the streets and commute to work. Brush the dust of your bike, put your helmet on, and join in on the fun.

Composting workshop at the Forge Come to the composting workshop at the Forge. Photo from The Forge Garden.
May 18th, 10:00 - 12:00 PM | The Forge Garden
Come to the Forge to learn about backyard composting.

Invasive Species in the Bay Area
May 20, 3:30 - 5:15 PM | Kennedy Hall Rm. 108
Come hear Dominique Norton of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife discuss invasive species in the Bay Area. This event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff.

California Water Policy-Who Gets What and Why
May 22, 3:30 - 5:15 PM | Kennedy Hall Rm. 108
Come listen to Tina Swanson from the Natural Resources Defense Council talk about California’s water policy. This event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff.

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