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Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
The Residence Energy Challenge
Residence halls are competing against their building's energy use from previous years, while off-campus houses will try to reduce their energy use as compared to their October 2010 consumption. The off-campus house which reduces the most energy will be reimbursed for their electricity bills during winter quarter, and the winning residence hall will choose from awesome prizes including Giants tickets a communal Playstation, or a donation in their name to an environmental justice organization.
Throughout the quarter, the Office of Sustainability will hold events for both on- and off-campus participants, which can earn them points for the enthusiastic building prize.
Off-campus houses and apartments wishing to participate must e-mail Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up before noon on January 14.
Living Green in the Neighborhood
Participating houses will earn titles "Going Green," "Beyond Green," or "Certified Sustainable" based on how many points they achieve on the sustainability scorecard. There will be tons of ways to earn points, including participating in the Residence Energy Challenge, attending events, and switching out conventional cleaning products for eco-friendly ones, among many others. Houses that are interested should e-mail email@example.com by January 21 for more information.
Winter in the Forge Community Garden
The first official meeting of the garden club will be later this month and is open to all. But you don't need to be a member to volunteer; sow some cover crop and take home winter greens for a fresh salad during volunteer hours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Forge is Santa Clara's community garden and is open to all.
Alternative Bike Parking
Free screening of FRESH
Come to the Williman Room on Thursday the 13th at 6 p.m. for a free screening of the positive film, sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute. Refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own goodies. Hang out after the film for a group discussion.
Speaker: Joel Salatin
1st Annual Eco-Fashion Show
A workshop for designers will take place on Saturday, January 15th at 1pm. If you're interested, contact Michelle Tang at MLTang@scu.edu.
The goal of the fashion show is to shed light on the fashion industry and its high social and economic costs to those who make our clothes. The show is in conjunction with the Residence Energy Challenge and will be followed by the Hoe-Down. If you're interested, contact Michelle Tang at MLTang@scu.edu.
"Save Our Caltrain!" a Caltrain Summit organized by the Friends of Caltrain
Friends of Caltrain is bringing together riders, residents, voters, environmentalists, small businesses--people in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties across the area that Caltrain serves. At the Caltrain Summit on January 29, you can learn and discuss solutions and start working together to make the solutions happen. Come learn about solutions and how to get involved!
Location: Samtrans Auditorium, 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos (near Caltrain)