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Earth Week Stuff Swap
Apr
24
11:00 AM11:00

Earth Week Stuff Swap

Leave something and take something, that’s the motto of JUMP Sustainability’s 2nd annual Stuff Swap. Bring your used clothes, school supplies, books, dishes, appliances, and other useful things that you or your fellow college students would want.  For any questions concerning these events contact Peter Forte: jump.sustainability@sonoma.edu


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Culinary Services “Back to the Grind” at Sip, Charlie Browns, and Stomping Grounds
Apr
25
8:00 AM08:00

Culinary Services “Back to the Grind” at Sip, Charlie Browns, and Stomping Grounds

  • Stomping Grounds, Charlie Browns, Sip (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is an all day event. Want to help Culinary Services reduce food waste and learn about the wonders of composting? Stop by Sip, Stomping Grounds or Charlie Browns and support the cause!

For any questions concerning these events contact Peter Forte: jump.sustainability@sonoma.edu


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Copeland Creek/ Campus Garden Work-Party Potluck
Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Copeland Creek/ Campus Garden Work-Party Potluck

All hands on deck for this work party near the Environmental Technology Center. Please bring any food items you can so we can enjoy a big healthy feast at the end of our hard work. Your help would be greatly appreciated. For any questions concerning these events contact Peter Forte: jump.sustainability@sonoma.edu


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SSU Preserves Information Sessions
Jan
29
to Jan 31

SSU Preserves Information Sessions

Did you know that SSU owns 4200 acres at 3 beautiful preserves that are dedicated to your education?  These are great resources for students, and the closest is only fifteen minutes from campus! No matter what major you’re pursuing, your future career (and life) can be greatly enhanced by understanding how we are all connected to the earth. Participating in Preserves programs helps you not only learn more about the beautiful landscape that surrounds you, but also helps you gain desirable skills such as communication, critical thinking and leadership.  Please join us at one informational session to learn more about how you can make use of these amazing SSU resources. For more information about the Preserves, please visit www.sonoma.edu/cei.


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SSU Preserves Information Sessions
Jan
28
5:00 PM17:00

SSU Preserves Information Sessions

Did you know that SSU owns 4200 acres at 3 beautiful preserves that are dedicated to your education?  These are great resources for students, and the closest is only fifteen minutes from campus! No matter what major you’re pursuing, your future career (and life) can be greatly enhanced by understanding how we are all connected to the earth. Participating in Preserves programs helps you not only learn more about the beautiful landscape that surrounds you, but also helps you gain desirable skills such as communication, critical thinking and leadership.  Please join us at one informational session to learn more about how you can make use of these amazing SSU resources. For more information about the Preserves, please visit www.sonoma.edu/cei.


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Day of the Child
Apr
29
11:30 AM11:30

Day of the Child

In celebration of our community’s children, sites in Sonoma County are hosting activities to engage with the outdoors, highlighting work that Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative organizations do. 3-hour guided tours of the Osborn Preserve take place at noon & 2pm. A live insect zoo and children’s activities through SSU’s Biodiversity Outreach Program are onsite 11:30am-2:30pm.

 

To learn more please visit www.sonoma.edu/cei and click on "Dig Into Nature." For questions, contact Kerry Wininger, Osborn Outreach Coordinator:  winingek@sonoma.edu

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Performance in the Preserve
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Performance in the Preserve

  • Fairfield Osborn Preserve (meet on campus) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stroll through story in the Osborn Preserve with a promenade performance devised by SSU students! With themes of equity and climate change, the show combines movement, narrative, stunning vistas, & contemporary science in a visceral exploration of our fragile social ecosystem. Registration required.

To learn more and to register please visit www.sonoma.edu/cei and click on "Dig Into Nature." For questions, contact Kerry Wininger, Osborn Outreach Coordinator:  winingek@sonoma.edu

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Performance in the Preserve
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Performance in the Preserve

  • Fairfield Osborn Preserve (meet on campus) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stroll through story in the Osborn Preserve with a promenade performance devised by SSU students! With themes of equity and climate change, the show combines movement, narrative, stunning vistas, & contemporary science in a visceral exploration of our fragile social ecosystem. Registration required.

To learn more and to register please visit www.sonoma.edu/cei and click on "Dig Into Nature." For questions, contact Kerry Wininger, Osborn Outreach Coordinator:  winingek@sonoma.edu

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Sebastopol Grange JUMP Service Day
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Sebastopol Grange JUMP Service Day

  • Sebastopol Grange (will be carpooling from campus) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to be volunteering in our local community and making a positive impact on our environment? We will need volunteers to help us plant new plants and build a perimeter around the plants for protection.

Sign up here: https://orgsync.com/145112/forms/315334

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Performance in the Preserve
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Performance in the Preserve

Stroll through story in the Osborn Preserve with a promenade performance devised by SSU students! With themes of equity and climate change, the show combines movement, narrative, stunning vistas, & contemporary science in a visceral exploration of our fragile social ecosystem. Registration required.

To learn more and to register please visit www.sonoma.edu/cei and click on "Dig Into Nature." For questions, contact Kerry Wininger, Osborn Outreach Coordinator:  winingek@sonoma.edu

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Earth Week 2018: Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock
Apr
21
5:00 PM17:00

Earth Week 2018: Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock

The film tells the dramatic story of the historic “No Dakota Access Pipeline” protests (#NODAPL) native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the “water protectors”– activists opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline is proposed to transport fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields directly underneath the Missouri River on sovereign Lakota land, the only water source for the Standing Rock reservation and the drinking water source for 17 million Americans downstream.

Visit http://sustainablessu.sonoma.edu/events/ for more information and additional events!

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Performance in the Preserve
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Performance in the Preserve

  • Fairfield Osborn Preserve (meet on campus) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stroll through story in the Osborn Preserve with a promenade performance devised by SSU students! With themes of equity and climate change, the show combines movement, narrative, stunning vistas, & contemporary science in a visceral exploration of our fragile social ecosystem. Registration required. 

To learn more and to register please visit www.sonoma.edu/cei and click on "Dig Into Nature." For questions, contact Kerry Wininger, Osborn Outreach Coordinator:  winingek@sonoma.edu

 

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Hope Ablaze
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Hope Ablaze

  • Flag Pole / E. Cotati Entrance (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Site-specific Performance in the Fairfield Osborn Preserve

Stroll through the Fairfield Osborn Preserve with a promenade performance devised by SSU students! With themes of equity and climate change, the show combines movement, narrative, stunning vistas, and contemporary science in a visceral exploration of our fragile social ecosystem. Wear warm clothes and hiking shoes. Reception following performance.

Transportation from campus provided. Meet at the SSU flagpole at 6 PM.  Return to campus by 9 PM. 

Performances: 

Friday, April 20: 6 PM 

Saturday, April 21: 6 PM

Saturday, April 21: 6 PM 

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Yosemite Toads & Yosemite Soundscapes
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Yosemite Toads & Yosemite Soundscapes

Local TED Fellow and ecologist, Eric Berlow, will discuss pack stock in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada and their effect on the near extinct Yosemite Toad. In this short talk Eric hopes illustrate that a) science has an important role to play in mediating legal and political conflict over conservation policy, and b) science has a limited ability to address the emotional drivers of conservation conflict. Hence, the importance of collaboration science and art.  

Musician / composer Patrick Cress will perform a suite of movements called Yosemite Soundscapes, weaving together field recordings taken from trips to Yosemite’s alpine meadows, with his own compositions for saxophone and bass clarinet. The performance also includes video projection, taken in Yosemite in 2017, after record snowfall the previous winter. 

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Charette: Systemic, Place-Based Planning for a Sustainable, Resilient Future
Apr
18
2:00 PM14:00

Charette: Systemic, Place-Based Planning for a Sustainable, Resilient Future

Business School Charette with Judy Ford, Lecturer in the School of Business and Economics and Chelsey Kolbeck from Another World is Possible

North Bay Forward is a collaboration between Sustainable North Bay and Sonoma State for “Systemic, Place-Based Planning for a Sustainable, Resilient Future”. 

During this two-hour session, students, faculty, and staff will participate in a charrette (brainstorming with intent) to visualize what a sustainable, resilient North Bay region could look like and the possible ways to bridge our current state with this ideal. Another World is Possible, a coalition of leaders from a diverse spectrum of community-based organizations working together to integrate and cross-pollinate the many efforts in the North Bay, will close the session with a presentation the many ways students, faculty and staff can get involved now with sustainability and resilience efforts to create these bridges.

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Welcome to Earth Week - Provost Lisa Vollendorf
Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

Welcome to Earth Week - Provost Lisa Vollendorf

Dr. Vollendorf is Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at Sonoma State University. A passionate educator who believes in the value of education as a public good, Dr. Vollendorf is proud to provide academic leadership to a university that serves nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

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Diversity and Sustainability Workshop
Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

Diversity and Sustainability Workshop

University Diversity Officer Diane Woods and Director of Sustainability Jillian Buckholz and from Cal State East Bay conduct a hands-on-experience in bridging diversity to sustainability.

As diversity and sustainability become more embedded into a campus culture, the connections between diversity and sustainability become more apparent and critical to create a thriving campus. In this discussion, benefits of aligning campus diversity and sustainability initiatives will be explored and some ideas on how to create collaborations will be shared using Cal State East Bay as a model.

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Flat Repair Workshop
Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

Flat Repair Workshop

Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. Are you interested in bike commuting or just riding your bike more often? Attend our Bike Commuting Workshop with expert League of American Bicycling Certified Instructor Sarah Hadler from the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. Sarah is an avid bike commuter and educator who has ridden her bike up and down the coast of California, through Mexico, and all around the streets of Sonoma County. She is a wealth of information about everything bike-related. Come to the clinic to learn and be inspired!

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SMART Train & SSU Human Resources
Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

SMART Train & SSU Human Resources

SMART Train Representative Isabella Clegg from SSU Human Resources

Have you asked these questions about riding the SMART train?

  • How much does it cost?
  • How do I pay?
  • Where can I park if I drive to a station? Does it cost money?
  • Which station should I get off at?
  • How do I get from the train station to SSU?
  • Is there a transfer to take the bus from the train station to SSU? Or, how much does it cost?
  • How do you take a bike on the train?
  • What is the best route to cycle from the train station?
  • How can I purchase an EcoPass?

SMART train representative Isabella Clegg will answer these and other questions you might have about riding the SMART train.  Trisha Ramos from SSU Human Resources will provide information to SSU employees about purchasing the EcoPass, which provides discounted fares.

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Farm to Table Lunch
Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

Farm to Table Lunch

Menu:

Slice
Kale Salad
Darling Farms Beets, Truffled Sonoma Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Corto Olive Oil and Sonoma Vinegar Works Balsamic Vinegar

Chef’s
Rosemary Chicken
Sonoma State Rosemary Roasted Petaluma Poultry Rocky
Free Range Chicken

Darling Farms Roasted Root Vegetables

Flame
Mac & Cheese
Fried Mac and Point Reyes Blue Cheese Balls with Buffalo Sauce

Passport
Pork Loin
Lagunitas Beer Brined Pork Loin
with Date Chutney

Sacramento Delta Lundberg Rice Pilaf

ETC
Desserts
San Francisco Ghirardelli Chocolate Cake Topped with Clover Whipping Cream and Watsonville Well Pict Strawberries

 

Included in the unlimited meal plan. Guest can purchase a meal at the door.

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Sustainability and Community Engagement
Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

Sustainability and Community Engagement

Find out how you can get involved as a student, faculty member, or future employee with community partners focusing on sustainability.

Panelists

Dustin DeMatteo – Daily Acts and Farmster

Keenan Foster – Soma County Water Agency (tentative)

Suzi Grady – Petaluma Bounty

Nelson Lomeli – Sonoma Clean Power

Isabel Lopez – Las Raizes

Oren Wool – Sustainable North Bay

Moderator

Merith Weisman – Director, Center for Community Engagement,

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Bicycle Commuting Workshop
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Bicycle Commuting Workshop

Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (Sarah Hadler). Interested in bike commuting or just riding your bike more often? Attend our Bike Commuting Workshop with expert League of American Bicycling Certified Instructor Sarah Hadler from the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. Sarah is an avid bike commuter and educator who has ridden her bike up and down the coast of California, through Mexico, and all around the streets of Sonoma County. She is a wealth of information about everything bike-related. Come to the clinic to learn and be inspired!

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Earth Week 2018: The Planning Profession and Resilient Communities: What We’re Learning From the Fires
Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Earth Week 2018: The Planning Profession and Resilient Communities: What We’re Learning From the Fires

How did planning and planners respond to the Fall 2017 fires in Sonoma and Napa Counties? What are we doing now and what does the future hold? Should the focus be on rebuilding fast – restoring people to their pre-fire lives as quickly and fully as possible – or rebuilding for an environmentally, socially, and economically better future?

Panelists:

  • Tennis Wick, AICP, Director, Permit and Resource Management Department, Sonoma County

  • David Morrison, Director, Planning, Building, and Environmental Services, Napa County

  • David Guhin, Director, Planning and Economic Development, City of Santa Rosa

  • Andrea Ouse, AICP, Director, Community and Economic Development Department, City of Concord and 2017-18 Planner in Residence, Sonoma State University

 

Moderator: Tom Jacobson, FAICP, Director, SSU Center for Sustainable Communities

Visit http://sustainablessu.sonoma.edu/events/ for more information and additional events!

 

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Supply Chain Portraits
Apr
18
8:30 AM08:30

Supply Chain Portraits

Christopher Evans’ Supply Chain Portraits chart the rough, intricate terrain of relationships between consumers, natural resources, indigenous tribes, and the world’s poor living at the precarious, jagged edge of the global economy. Each painting begins with a substance that is a simple part of the artist’s own daily life: the gasoline in his car, the wood of his kitchen table, or the paint on his canvas. Hundreds of drawings, sub-paintings, and texts are arranged in concentric arcs forming a web of connections from Evans himself to specific individuals at the other end of each global supply chain

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