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October 2017

ES Lecture: David Cleveland- Who Chooses Our Food? Taking Back Control for Our Health, Our Planet, Our Communities

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Institute of World Culture, 1407 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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This Saturday environmental studies professor and food systems expert David Cleveland will give a lecture at the Institute of World Culture in downtown Santa Barbara. In this forum, Cleveland will discuss the challenges of establishing a healthy and sustainable system for the production, distribution and consumption of food. Currently, food production contributes more than 25% of our greenhouse gas emissions, and fuels an epidemic of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Also, climate change directly threatens our food system,…

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Graduate Student Event: Yoga Break

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SRB Multipurpose Room, Ocean Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Pre-registration required. Email wellness@sa.ucsb.edu

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EEMB Lecture: Ian Kroll- Promoting Aquatic Habitat Connectivity through Federal Policy and Stakeholder Collaboration

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MSI Auditorium 1302
Free

As part of the EEMB weekly seminar series, on Monday the 23rd Ian Kroll of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will give an short lecture: "Governmental and non-governmental (NGO) programs that fund fish passage barrier removal and aquatic connectivity improvements have achieved broad success.  Since 1999, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) National Fish Passage Program has reopened approximately 15,000 stream miles and 82,000 acres of wetlands to fish and other aquatic species. However, even as barriers are…

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Gaucho HIV Testing

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
SRB Multipurpose Room, Ocean Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Free

Get your RAPID, free, confidential HIV & Hepatitis Tests done. Enjoy free food, resource tables, music and coloring while you wait for your results! Free and confidential. Free food & games while you wait.

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Ramen 2.0

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
San Nicolas Residence Hall, 552 University Rd,
Santa Barbara, California, CA 93106 United States
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Celebrate National Food Day by learning how to create two quick and easy vegetarian and vegan ramen recipes. Ramen recipes will feature sustainable and local produce.

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Healthy Campus Network Open Forum

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University Center, Santa Barbara Harbor Room
Free

Are you interested in helping UC to become the healthiest place to live, work, and learn? The Healthy Campus Network (HCN), a program of the UC Global Food Initiative, aims to do just that.  Embracing the full wellness wheel, HCN explores issues of physical health, emotional and psychological health, social and cultural health, professional and academic health, financial health, and environmental health.  During this open forum, we will highlight the goals and current projects of the initiative.  We will also…

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Healthy Campus Network Open Forum

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University Center, Santa Barbara Harbor Room

Are you interested in helping UC to become the healthiest place to live, work, and learn? The Healthy Campus Network (HCN), a program of the UC Global Food Initiative, aims to do just that. Embracing the full wellness wheel, HCN explores issues of physical health, emotional and psychological health, social and cultural health, professional and academic health, financial health, and environmental health. During this open forum, we will highlight the goals and current projects of the initiative. We will also…

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Snowy Plover Docent Training with Coal Oil Point Reserve

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coal Oil Point Reserve Goleta, CA 93117 United States + Google Map
Free

Are you interested in gaining experience in ecology, conservation or environmental education? Coal Oil Point Reserve is holding a training for its Snowy Plover Docent Program. They are looking for volunteers willing to spend 2 hours a week on Sands Beach teaching beachgoers about the threatened status of the Western Snowy Plover.  Docents also ask beachgoers to leash their dogs and to avoid sensitive habitat areas. The training will focus on the ecology of Snowy Plovers, their habitat needs, and…

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Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Community Listening Session

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive Suite B
Goleta, CA United States
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Santa Barbara MTD provides public transit service throughout Santa Barbara County's South Coast from Carpinteria to Goleta. As a transit district, we want to better understand how people get around our community, and how MTD bus service fits into the picture. Santa Barbara MTD is holding a Community Listening Session on Tuesday, October 24th at 6pm at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B in Goleta. Broad community input is invited and there will be opportunity to give feedback. Refreshments provided…

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Interstellar Crossings: The Image of Exoplanets and the Imagination of Other Worlds

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
Free

This fall quarter the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center will host Yale anthropologist Lisa Messeri as part of their "Crossings + Boundaries" series. Professor Messeri will recount ethnographic findings from her work with exoplanet astronomers – scientists who search for and study planets around stars other than the sun. She will discuss how sterile scientific images lead to rich imaginations of the kinds of places exoplanets might be. Transforming planets into worlds invites us to imagine leaving the boundaries of our…

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