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Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011

Sustainable Energy and Social Responsibility
March 3, 4:00 pm. Bannan Engineering Multipurpose Room.

Dan Misleh, Executive Director of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change (CCCC), will explore how and why climate disruption is of moral concern and describe, from a Catholic social teaching framework, his work around education and outreach with faith communities. He will also report on the role of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change (CCCC) in US policy deliberations on sustainable energy solutions to climate disruption. Read more about the event.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Engineering, the Center for Science, Technology & Society, the Office of Sustainability, and the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education.

Spring Break with Bronco Urban Gardens
March 20-26. The Forge Garden and several locations.

Students staying in Santa Clara over Spring Break are invited to join Bronco Urban Gardens. Participants will gain hands-on gardening experience at SCU's Forge Garden, as well as at Bronco Urban Garden's other sites in the community. Interested students (and SCU employees!) should contact Gahl Shottan by March 18th at (408) 489-8348 or email theforge@broncourbangardens.org.

Swap for Good
March 28-April 1, 12pm-3pm every day. Benson Center, Room 1.

The GREEN Club and SCCAP proudly present SCU's first-ever Swap for Good, taking place the first week of Spring Quarter. Swap for Good is a grassroots non-profit project that encourages people across the country to host clothing swaps, and asks for donations from these swaps to raise money for local domestic violence shelters. The Swap will be open to SCU students, faculty, and staff, who will be able to donate their unwanted clothing items in exchange for someone else's donation. Participants in the Swap for Good will have the opportunity to choose to take one less item than they brought, so that that item can be worn by a woman or child at the HomeSafe domestic violence shelter.

Support for domestic violence shelters such as HomeSafe is now more important than ever, as former governor Schwarzenegger cut 100 percent of the funding for such programs. This is a great way to get involved in helping those in our community and getting a new wardrobe at no cost to you or the environment.

Monday through Thursday, 12pm-3pm:
Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to bring any unwanted clothing to Benson 1 (downstairs).

Friday, 12pm-3pm:
People who donated earlier in the week can return to take articles of their choosing. The goal is for participants to leave one more article than they take. The surplus clothes will be collected and donated to the shelters.

Going Native Garden Tour
April 17. 10:00 am. Several locations along the peninsula.

Interested in native plants of California? Sign up for The Native Garden Tour, a showcase of 40-70 gardens that demonstrate reduced water use, reduced chemical and pesticide use, improved habitat, and the unique aesthetic appeal of gardens designed with California native plants. The tour is free to the public but registration is required.

Sustainability Teach-In
April 19-20. Several locations on campus.

Tuesday and Wednesday of Earth Week will feature a series of open classroom lectures, events, and an Earth Day Fair. The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, The Environmental Studies Institute, and the Office of Sustainability encourage faculty to participate by including a sustainability moment in their courses on Tuesday or Wednesday. The Teach-In culminates with a public lecture by David Orr, Ph.D. For a full schedule of the Sustainability Teach-In, visit the Ignatian Center's website.

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