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Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013

Sustainability Liaisons Celebrated
The campus sustainability network continues to grow. On June 5, sustainability liaisons were given thank you gifts at the Sustainability Celebration. Ten Workplace Sustainability Liaisons engaged their departments in several new initiatives from reusable single-serve coffee containers to departmental presentations. Seven Community Facilitator Sustainability Liaisons lead sustainability-related programs for their RLCs and championed residence hall events like the Energy Challenge and waste diversion during move out. Also celebrated were student leaders of the Eco Fashion and Art Show, and Swap for Good, as well as student leaders involved in Students Collaborating and Organizing Opportunities and Projects for Sustainability (SCOOPS).

View pictures from the Sustainability Celebration and learn more about our Sustainability Liaison opportunities, and a new program especially for students living off-campus.

Rose, White & Blue Parade and Festival
July 4th, parade 10 am - 3pm | Lincoln High School parking lot, Dana Ave., San Jose
The family-friendly Rose, White & Blue Parade will commence at 10 am on Dana Avenue and follows onto University Avenue until the Alameda. After the parade, enjoy live music, food trucks, and local restaurant specials under the shade of the Alameda trees.

2013 Fireworks Extravaganza
Thursday, July 4, 5:00-10:00 p.m. | Santa Clara’s Central Park, 909 Kiely Boulevard
To celebrate Independence Day, the City of Santa Clara presents the Fireworks Extravaganza show. Arrive hungry (food trucks will be present!), bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy the evening.
Parking is limited; be prepared to walk-in or carpool. For more information, see the event flyer or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 408-615-3140.

Art in the Garden
July 6, 1:30-4:30 pm | Veggielution, 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
Every 1st Saturday of the month, Veggielution hosts a free workshop of art in an urban garden/farm. Resident artists Pamela and Joseph, guide participants in an exploration of line, color, contour, and much more. With an exceedingly inspiring environment to draw from, artists of all ages and skill levels have the opportunity to grow and cultivate their skills. Check out Veggielution’s event calendar for more!

Sustainability Summer Series
The Sustainability Summer Series is a chance for SCU employees to learn more about SCU’s sustainability initiatives. Attend one or more sessions, depending on your interest. Each session is 1-hour and involves a behind-the-scenes view of a specific topic: waste, landscaping/water, housing & residence life, campus recreation, the Forge Garden, dining services, and energy. Please RSVP.

Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans Disabilities Act, 1990
Friday, July 26th, 2013 marks the 13th anniversary of former President George H.W. Bush signing “the world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities.” The Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services. This piece of legislation, according to C-SPAN, pushed the U.S. to become an international leader in this civil rights issue.

Concerts & Family Fun Nights in Central Park
Sundays & Mondays in July, varied times | Central Park, 909 Kiely Boulevard, Santa Clara
Monday Family Fun Nights are sponsored by the Library (408-615-2916) and Sunday Concerts in the Park are sponsored by the City's Cultural Advisory Commission (408-615-2210). A full list of all summer Concerts in the Park is available online. All ages are welcome; please bring a picnic dinner (and a sweater) and have a great time! Concerts are scheduled throughout the summer.

Monday, July 1, 7:00-7:45 p.m.- Far East Dragon Lion Dance Association (Library)
Sunday, July 7, 2:30-4:00 p.m.- Dave Rocha and Celia Malheiros Quartet (Cultural Advisory Commission)
Monday, July 8, 7:00-7:45 p.m.- TBD (Library)
Sunday, July 14, 2:30-4:00 p.m.- The 357's (Cultural Advisory Commission)
Monday, July 15, 7:00-7:45 p.m.- Owen Baker-Flynn (Library)
Sunday, July 21, 2:30-4:00 p.m.- Plastic Onion (Cultural Advisory Commission)
Sunday, July 28, 2:30-4:00 p.m.- The LyraTones (Cultural Advisory Commission)

Forge Garden Events
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Composting Workshop Series
10am - noon | The Forge
Part One: Composting Basics - July 6th
Part Two: Compost Management Skills - July 13th
Part Three: Vermicomposting (worm composting) - July 20th

U-PICK Tomatoes!
Saturday, July 27th 10am - noon | The Forge
Harvest your own. Choose from our wide selection. All tomatoes $1.50/lb. Fun for the whole family!

Backyard Beekeeping Workshop
Saturday, July 27th, 3-5pm | The Forge
Learn about bees and beekeeping. No experience or beekeeping knowledge required!

Photo credit: Caution, honeybees at work, do not disturb. Photo by Chuck Barry.

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