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Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Worm Composting Workshop
Saturday, November 2, 10am-noon | The Forge Garden

Learn how to turn your food scraps into amazing compost. Fully assembled worm bins will be available. Please SIGN-UP HERE! If you are interested in LOCALS (Living Off Campus And Living Sustainably), attend the 2nd workshop time of 1-3 pm, same day and location.

Walking on Wednesdays (WOW)
Every Wednesday, 12:15pm | In front of Mission Church

WOW is a weekly walking program for SCU employees. Why walk? According to the American Heart Association heart disease is the country’s No. 1 killer, but by exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day you can reduce your risk. Plan on meeting in front of the Mission Church at 12:15 and walk the 1.73 mile perimeter of campus.

C2C Fellows Workshop
Friday, November 8-10 | UC Berkeley

C2C Fellows convenes regional workshops for undergraduates and recent graduates who want high-impact careers in sustainable business and politics. Join the workshop at UC Berkeley to learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed, such as how to: raise money, tell your story, build your network, pitch your idea, and know what you’re good at.

Green Festival
November 9-10 | SF Concourse Exhibition Center

Green Festival is the nation’s largest green marketplace for the conscious consumer. Learn by doing as you gain practical skills to increase your self-sufficiency while saving your money. Discover fabulous recipes for a healthy, happy family. Be entertained by live demonstrations detailing energy upgrades, healthy building materials, herbal remedies, homemade healthy beverages and more. Support a sustainable economy and get your holiday shopping out of the way!

CA Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence
November 9th – 10th | Humboldt State University

The California Student Sustainability Coalition unites, connects, supports, and empowers students from across California to transform their educational institutions and communities into models of ecological, economic, and social sustainability. The Fall 2013 CSSC Convergence theme is Building Sustainable Communities. There will be keynote speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, speaker panels, local entertainment, two nights of camping/couchsurfing, four delicious meals, and a chance to network and bond with hundreds of the leading activists and thinkers within the youth sustainability movement! Register here.

World Kindness Day
Wednesday, November 13

This international holiday encourages you to overlook boundaries, race and religion. You can change the world with one simple act of kindness.

Screening of Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey
Wednesday, November 13, 7:30pm | Kennedy Commons

OCEANS Club and Into the Wild are hosting a screening of Pad Yatra, a film that shares the harrowing adventure of 700 people trekking across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet’s “3rd Pole”, a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming. Check out http://www.padyatrafilm.com to learn more.

America Recycles Day
Friday, November 15 | Facilities

This nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. The Center for Sustainability is hosting a Waste Characterization event to celebrate! Waste Characterization: 2:30-4:30pm, Facilities.

Application for Chinese Language Institute iSPOT Training
Sunday, November 17

Kick off the New Year in China and get your sustainability career on track! iSPOT Training - International Sustainability Professionals of Tomorrow - is specifically designed for college juniors and seniors. The iSPOT Training will transition undergraduate students into young professionals with highly structured professional development workshops and a practitioner-based learning environment.

For more information, check out the informational flyer, the training agenda or contact the Institute's Director of Sustainability, Angie De Soto. Registration closes on November 17, so apply early. APPLY HERE.

Real Food Media Contest
Anytime before February 3rd

Calling up-and-coming filmmakers; film, communications and food studies students — and anyone hungry for a deeper understanding of the nation’s food system. A new film competition seeking short films about sustainable food and farming — the Real Food Media Contest — opens for entries today at www.realfoodmedia.org. The contest invites aspiring filmmakers, or teams of food changemakers alongside communicators, to create a 30-second to four-minute films in one of four styles: documentary, advocacy, experimental, or “wildcard.” Entries must be submitted by 9 p.m. EST on February 3, 2014.

Pad Yatra trekkers. Photo from Pad Yatra Film Gallery.
Pad Yatra trekkers. Photo from Pad Yatra Film Gallery.

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