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Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010

The Catholic Green Initiative of Santa Clara County: Town Hall Meeting on Environmental Stewardship

The gathering will focus on the theology of stewardship, how it is central to our Christian heritage, and why it must be a Catholic concern. We will also discuss how to engage and activate your parish and your community It will include breakout sessions discussing how we can act in environmentally conscious ways.

When: April 10, 2010, 8:00 am to 1:00pm

Where: Archbishop Mitty High School - Aymar Event Center (map it)

Please RSPV before April 9 here.

Guest Artist Series: Performance and Workshop

As part of its Guest Artist Series, the Justice and the Arts Initiative is bringing Mauricio Selgado of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) to Santa Clara University on April 12th. Selgado's visit will include a performance and workshop and a question and answer period, and will also feature a presentation by Santa Clara alum Grace Patil about her work with ASTEP in India. Light refreshments will follow the program. The Justice and the Arts Initiative, in partnership with the entire university, aims to promote a culture of the arts and social justice which has a strong presence in campus life. Reservations for the program are appreciated and can be made by e-mailing

To learn more about the program, e-mail JAI or visit

40th Annual Senior Design Conference

When: May 6, 2010, 1:30pm to 5 pm

Senior Design Presentations: 1:30 – 4:30 pm, Engineering Center and Learning Commons

Demonstrations of Student Projects: 4:30 – 5:00 pm, Engineering Quad

National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program Webinar

Climate Policy 101: The College Student's Guide to U.S. Climate Legislation

When: April 8 at 2:00 pm Eastern

This webinar will summarize the current state of affairs for the climate bill, cap and trade, potential roadblocks, and opportunities for job creation and education. Other legislation highlighted: University Sustainability Program and the Community College Act.

The webinar, with Q&A, will be 1 hour. Participants will receive dial-in and URL information two days before the conference. Participants that want to participate via the phone only can request a copy of the presentation.

Click here to register for the April 8 webinar.

Earth Week 2010 Events

Sunday, April 18th

Tunnel of Oppression
12pm-5pm, 4/18 through 4/20
Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive program which allows participants to walk through various forms of oppression and experience the personal effects of that oppression. A pivotal element to the program is the opportunity to discuss the experience with trained professionals and share feelings about the program in a safe environment. A number of groups participating, include, the Multicultural Center, Santa Clara Community Action Program, Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA), Interfaith Council, Committee on Multiculturalism in the RLCs, Amnesty, Every 2 Minutes, Feminists United and B LEJIT.

Contact Pat Delves for additional information.

Monday, April 19th

Waste Characterization
10:30am - 2pm, Kennedy Mall
Waste characterizations are a great opportunity to learn first-(gloved)hand about the waste cycle and issues on campus, and you help collect very important data about Santa Clara's waste composition. Plus, sometimes you find weird/cool stuff! Our purpose is to characterize the waste that we are sending to the landfill to see where we need to improve or expand waste reduction, recycling, and composting programs. These characterizations will allow us to develop useful and interesting data on the waste stream that will allow us reduce landfill waste from the campus. Participating in a waste characterization can be highly instructive for all participants. Many have stated that they are now much more interested in recycling and composting or that they have a better idea of their individual impact. Sign up on Facebook.

Greg Boyle, S.J.
4:30pm, St. Clare Room, Library & Learning Commons
The founder and director of Homeboy Industries will reflect on the experiences behind his new book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Read more about the event.

Wednesday, April 21st

Earth Day Festival
10:00am-4:00pm, Santa Clara Mall (by the Benson Fountain)
Tables and activities by campus and community organizations.

Interfaith Earth Day Meditation
3:45pm-4:30pm, Interfaith Meditation Sanctuary, St. Joseph's Hall

Thursday, April 22nd

Power to the People: Renewable Energy for Underserved Communities
1:00pm-7:30p, Recital Hall
Power to the People is convened by Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) - understanding and enabling the innovative application of science, technology, and entrepreneurship for positive social impact. Click here for more information.

College Night
7:00pm-11:00pm, deSaisset Museum
An evening of fun, creative entertainment for college students and the broader Santa Clara University community. This year, College Night celebrates the exhibitions What Makes a Picture a Portrait? and Just In: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection through a series of activities programmed by and geared to students, including hands-on art, docent-led tours of the exhibitions, performances, and music. College Night is free and open to the public. College Night is supported in part by the Marmor Foundation and Members of the de Saisset Museum.

Friday, April 23rd

Growing Community: The Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) Program
12pm, Kennedy Commons
The BUG Program is building community through the development of educational gardens in San Jose. Come hear about their progress so far. Part of the Environmental Studies Institute's Seminar Series.

Blessing of the Forge (SCU Community Garden)
3:30pm, Corner of Benton and Sherman.
Come join us as we bless Santa Clara's new community garden.

Battle of the Bands: Rock the Planet!
8pm-1:00am, The Bronco

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