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April 2019

From Garden Warriors to Good Seed: Defining and Enacting Food Sovereignty Through Native American Community Gardens

April 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
HSSB 6020

Elizabeth Hoover is Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University where she teaches courses on environmental health and justice in Native communities, Indigenous food movements, and community engaged research. Her book “The River is In Us;” Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community, (University of Minnesota Press, 2107) is an ethnographic exploration of Akwesasne Mohawks’ response to Superfund contamination and environmental health research.  Her second book project From “Garden Warriors” to “Good Seeds;” Indigenizing the Local Food Movement explores Native American farming and…

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County Composting Workshop

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
IV Food Co-op

Join Associated Students Dept. of Public Worms and the Santa Barbara County Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division for a fun, free workshop at our Co-op by the sea ~to learn all about how to successfully manage your own backyard compost! We'll be exploring what foods can be composted, how to keep food scraps balanced with yard waste, how to use worms to help your process of composting, and how to properly uses your compost.We will have demos of Earth…

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UCSB FoodCycling Info Session

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ellison 3621

FoodCycling at UCSB focuses on using food recovery to address food insecurity and reduce food waste in our campus community. The purpose of the club is to tackle food security by recovering perishable foods and transferring the food to hungry people. We will be providing community service opportunities to members of our club and the UCSB student body to participate in food recovery operations such as gleaning. Students will be able to build relationships with each other while giving back…

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Carbon Neutrality Panel

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chumash Room of the UCEN

Come get ready for Earth Day and learn about innovative research and careers in low carbon fields! There will be a carbon neutrality panel this upcoming Monday, April 15 from 7-8 PM in the Chumash Room of the UCEN. This will be a networking opportunity to meet professors, learn about research and careers, and ask any questions you have about environmental careers! Guest speakers will include Ranjit Deshmukh and Simone Pulver!

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Fast and Fresh: Avoiding Food Waste

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SRB Multipurpose Room, Ocean Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Do you feel like you’re letting food go bad before you eat it? Are you in a rush but super hungry? Come to our workshop to learn how you can transform food that’s about to go bad into a delicious & nutritious smoothie on the go.

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ES Program’s General Info/New Major Meeting

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Bren 4016

Learn about majoring in ES, degree requirements, double majoring, etc. This meeting is for any new or prospective student interested in majoring in Environmental Studies (ES). Host by the ES Academic and Student Peer Advisors, topics to be discussed include: an intro to the ES Program and its 45 year history, overview of the three different ES degrees offered and their requirements, options for double majoring and overlapping official minors with ES, and how one may incorporate study abroad, field…

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Spring (Teeth) Cleaning with Zero Waste Committee

April 16 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SRB MPR

Join ZWC for our quarterly general meeting and make your very own teeth whitening charcoal toothpaste! Learn who ZWC is and what we do! There will be FREE SNACKS, reusable utensil giveaways and a quick workshop on how you can make your own charcoal toothpaste. 24 containers will be provided, and if you have your own container please bring it! All other supplies will be provided.

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UCSB Waste Audit

April 18
UCSB Library, 2nd Floor

Interested in learning more about waste on campus, how to sort your waste in a waste audit, and/or aiding in the process of introducing waste on campus? Participate in a library waste audit! On Thursday April 18th and Friday April 19th, we will be sorting waste obtained over three days on the 2nd floor of the library to determine the best place to introduce the first ever compost receptacles IN the library. It will be an easy, educational, and enjoyable…

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Annual UC Sustainable Procurement Summit

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
UC Berkeley

The Sustainable Procurement Working Group invites you to attend the third annual Sustainable Procurement Summit – a UC-wide event to bring together interested stakeholders from Procurement and Sustainability to learn about sustainable procurement practices, available resources, current initiatives and more! We will cover current innovative practices within UC as well as from external partners in the area of sustainable procurement. This year’s event will be largely dedicated to interactive mini table group sessions focused on themes of education/training, and issue…

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FoodCycling Movie Showing on Food Waste!

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loma Pelona Center

We will be showing an informative and entertaining documentary where we will follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.'s supermarkets. In the process they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it. FoodCycling at UCSB's most important goal is to divert food…

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