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Posted on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010

Alumna to Teach Green Living Workshops

Santa Clara Alumna Meghan Mooney will soon begin leading courses to introduce economical green living. Participants will learn simple ways to save money on utility bills, spend less at the pump, eliminate household toxic chemicals and eat healthy, sustainable food. Two separate classes, one at Our City Forest Offices in downtown San Jose and another at Willow Glen Library, are offered. Each session promises guided discussions and hands-on activities such as making nontoxic household cleaning products.

Classes will meet once a week for six weeks and is free of charge. The course in downtown San Jose begins Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6:00 p.m. The course at Willow Glen library begins Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

For more infomation, contact Meghan Mooney at (408) 998-7337 ext. 123, or GreenandHealthy@ourcityforest.org.

Presentation Will Focus on Sustainable Agriculture

Karla Chambers, co-owner and Vice President of Stahlbush Island Farms, will speak to students and faculty next month as part of the Food for Thought Speaker Series.

Stahlbush hosts an environmentally-friendly farm and food processor committed to sustainable agriculture. It also began operation of North America's first biogas plant in July 2009, producing enough electricity to power approximately 1,100 homes.

The event, titled "Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture," will take place Thursday, Feb. 11 at 4:00 p.m. in the Weigand Room of the Arts & Sciences Building. RSVPs by Feb. 9 can be made here. The event is free of charge.

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