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Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

150 Mile Thanksgiving
Come enjoy an early Thanksgiving dinner with Bon Appetit and the Food and Agribusiness Institute on November 17. A discussion about the benefits of buying local will take place over a "locally-sourced" and in-season meal of Thanksgiving favorites. Dinner and discussion will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the California Mission Room. Ticket prices are $25; Flex and dining points will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. More information.

REI Annual Ridge Trail Service Day
On November 6 plan on getting dirty with the 3rd Annual REI Annual Ridge Trail Service Day. Each of the 10 bay area REI stores partner with a different local park agency or open space to improve or restore sections of the Ridge Trail, which offers over 300 miles of trails to Bay Area hikers, cyclists and equestrians. Registration is required, but there is no registration fee. Peets Coffee will provide morning refreshments and luch will be donated by Chipotle Mexican Grill. The restoration is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cleantech Outlook: Growing Green Jobs
Looking for a sustainable career? Applied Materials, PayPal and the Business School Alumni Council want to help you find employment in growing "green" industries. On November 10, come listen to a panel of local experts from companies like Tesla Motors, Solar Gen, and Webcor discuss Cleantech opportunities in the Bay Area. More information and registration.

Green Club
Interested in learning what Green Club is up to? Come to their meetings every Monday at 8:30pm in the Commons at Kennedy Mall.

Volunteer Hours at the Forge
Want to get your hands dirty? Everyone is welcome to come by 'the Forge', SCU's community garden, located on the corner of Benton and Sherman. Created as a place for the Santa Clara community, the garden serves as an outdoor classroom and living lab to learn about sustainable agriculture, perform community outreach, and harvest fresh organic produce. Volunteer hours are every Wednesday and Saturday from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. Also, keep your eyes open for periodic workshops offered throughout the year.

Design Contest
The Office of Sustainability welcomes submissions of ideas to visually promote the 2011 Residence Energy Challenge, a quarter-long competition for RLC’s and off-campus houses to compete to save the most electricity. Theme for 2011: Kill-A-Watt and $ave-a-lot! What to submit: (digital or hand drawn* images are welcome)

  • FLYER TO PROMOTE THE PROGRAM. Please leave space for a text box.
  • SQUARE IMAGE (140px by 140px). To use as an icon for website. Should be consistent with flyer, above.
  • EXAMPLE OF GRAPHIC TO SHOW RANKINGS EACH WEEK. Creative way to show standings for each RLC and participating house. Could be an artistic bar graph, could be so much more! Should be consistent with flyer and square image, above.

Deadline: Monday, November 15th by 8:00 am. Send to: attention Chloe CONTEST OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF Winner will receive $20 at University Art and have their designs featured during SCU’s 2011 Residence Energy Challenge. Submissions that encompass social/environmental justice are especially welcome!

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