MAE 124/ESYS 103:   Events of Interest

General announcement from the Student Sustainability Collective: Sign the A.S. Petitions to Ban Bottled Water and Styrofoam.
It is estimated that 3 Liters of water are used to produce 1 Liter of Bottled Water, often times bottled water has lower standards for health safety than tap water and most bottled water is filtered tap water. It is also estimated that 17 million barrels of oil are used in the production of bottled water each year not to mention the transportation of these water bottles. Tap water is nearly free, don't support the privatization of water, water is a right not a privilege.

Styrofoam contains polystyrene plastic, which represents a substantial proportion of solid waste generated by our campus and is composed of chemicals that are proven to be harmful to humans and the environment, support the ban of bottled water and Styrofoam on the UCSD campus by accessing the petitions below. CLICK TO ACCESS THE PETITIONS

Water Bottle Ban: Styrofoam Ban:

20 April 2011, 8:00 pm The Renewable Energy Society at UCSD will be hosting its first General Body Meeting at 8pm on April 20th in WLH 2113. This new student group on campus will be working in the areas of education, policy and innovation related to renewable energies and sustainability, and welcomes students of all majors. The group is excited to present to members many opportunities for networking and hands-on experience. Leadership positions are still available for the 2011-2012 school year. Email for more information or to be put on the email list.

18 April 2011, 5:30-8:00 pm UC San Diego Price Center Theater, Free screening of "Food Fight". The film is billed as a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness. "It's food revolution with a culinary twist!" Whole Foods sponsored free food from 5:30-6:00, movie from 6:00-7:15, expert panel from 7:15-8:00. The discussants will be Scott Murray, President of Slow Food San Diego, Vaughn Vargas, Chef at UCSD Housing and Dining and a member of the UCSD Sustainable Food Project.

16 April 2011, 10 am - 3 pm UC San Diego Green Open House, Town Square, Library Walk, Matthews Quad, Price Center East Ballroom, Price Center Plaza, Warren Mall.

7 April 2011, 7:30 pm, Engineers for a Sustainable World General Board Meeting, Center Hall 222. See flier for details.

General announcement. Earl's Garden invites you to participate in the completion of this survey! Garden volunteers are looking for some feedback to help them understand how to get more students involved in this community project. Those students who completely fill out the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a mini garden kit, so you can start growing veggies at home, and you will also receive some tasty, organic produce!! The survey will take less than a minute, and the raffled prize is worth your time. They really would appreciate your participation, and they look forward to picking our prize winner!

Earl's Garden, which is located in Warren College, would also welcome you as a volunteer.