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Sustainability Month 2016

2016 Calendar of Events 

Channeling Raptors

March 23, 6:30 - 8:30
Performance and reception
Reynolds Art GalleryTeri Frame Poster 2016
Join us for Teri Frame's mesmerizing performance titled "Channeling Raptors" at the Reynolds Gallery on March 23rd from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Channeling Raptors explores through the creation of a mask representing endangered birds the struggles they face.During March 23 - April 13 guest artist Teri Frame will have on display one of her videos and and relics of her March 23 performance on exhibit in the Reynolds Gallery.

On March 23, she will give a a performance titled "Channeling Raptors." The performance will last for approximately 45 minutes and will include Frame shaping a mask out of ceramic. Prior to the performance, there will be a reception with light refreshments.

The Low Carbon Lifestyle

OLLI, Bon Appetit and Sustaining Pacific
April 7, 3 - 5 p.m.
Janet Leigh Theatre Low Carbon Lifestyle
OLLI at Pacific presents a conversation led by Bon Appétit, Pacific's foodservice management company, about its primary focus areas of the Low Carbon Lifestyle - prioritizing plant-based proteins, preventing and reducing food waste, trimming transportation and decreasing deforestation.

Join us for a reception hosted by Bon Appétit featuring "low carbon lifestyle" tips and "live" food demonstrations in the Regents Room following the lecture.

This is presented as part of Pacific's Sustainability Month celebration and is a free ticketed event open to the Pacific community. Space is limited. Call 209.946.7658 for information.

"Use of Recycled Oil Field Wastewater for Irrigation of Food Crops,"

The inaugural George and Mary Tchobanoglous Water Lecture
April 7, 6 p.m.
McGeorge School of Law, Grand Salon
3200 Fifth Ave, Sacramento, CA Water Lecture Series
Over the last several years information regarding chemical use in oil production has become increasingly available, raising awareness and concern regarding possible human health effects and ecosystem impacts. Review of the current practice of using oil field wastewater brings up many policy, legal, and technical issues.

How should current practices be evaluated? How should irrigation using recycled water supplies be regulated? How should oil field wastewater be treated prior to use? The speakers and panelist will address this complex and timely issue.

The practice of using oil field wastewater in the agricultural sector has recently come under scrutiny. This practice stems from the fact that oil production in California requires a lot of water. The water-to-oil ratio is typically 10:1 and can be as high as 50:1 in some areas. In California, much of the oil production occurs at the southern end of the Central Valley (e.g. Kern County) in an arid region with a productive agricultural industry. Recycled oil field wastewater provides a much needed water supply. Concurrently, disposal practices of oil field wastewater-such as injection in deep wells and infiltration in ponds-are being limited.

6:30 p.m. lecture, 7:30 p.m. reception

Event seating is limited. Please RSVP today!

Gnocchi Time with AJ (Kitchen Co-op)

April 8, 5-7:30 p.m.
Pacific Kitchen Co-op, Towerview Apartment #5
662 Dave Brubeck Way, Stockton
Gnocchi Making

Come learn how to make gnocchi with Guest Chef AJ! AJ will be teaching guests how to make gnocchi from scratch alongside two different delicious sauces - all vegetarian friendly! 

Sign up here: Gnocchi Time with AJ Sign Up. 

All materials will be supplied - you just have to show up, learn and enjoy! 

Free for Kitchen Co-op members and $15 for Pacific non-members. 

More on information, including how you can join, about the Kitchen Co-op can be found here:

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Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Religious & Spiritual Life, Sustaining Pacific, and Delta Sierra Group
April 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Janet Leigh Theatre Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
What is the impact of the use of plastic on our earth?Join Pacific Religious and Spiritual Life, Sustaining Pacific, and the Delta-Sierra Club for a movie night at the Janet Leigh Theatre. Come learn more about how our use of plastics is affecting our planet. April is Sustainablity Month and a perfect time to consider how our daily choices leave long lasting side effects. "Plastic Paradise" is an independent documentary film that chronicles Angela Sun's personal journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she encounters scientists, celebrities, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society's vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans -- and what it may be doing to our health.To learn more, visit http://plasticparadisemovie.comThis is a free and open event. All are welcome.

John Muir's Birthday

April 21
Noon to 1 p.m.
DeRosa University Center, MarketplaceJohn Muir Selfie
Come join us to celebrate John Muir's birthday (and legacy) by enjoying some Scottish dundee cake and taking a selfie with John Muir.

Green Fashion Show

April 21, 7-9 p.m.
The LairGreen Fashion Show 2016
The Sixth Annual Green Fashion Show invites designers of all ages to participate in a fashion show that puts their skills to the test by creating sustainable outfits. Put on by the University of the Pacific and Sustaining Pacific, the Green Fashion Show gives designers the opportunity to be creative, fun and distinctive while having the opportunity to be recognized for their work and possibly win an award. All submitted pieces mustemulate one or more aspects of sustainability: environmental, economic or social (or all three). This could mean (and we have had some in the past) the pieces are created from sustainable material, such as: organic or local textiles, natural material such as plant matter, upcycled thrift store purchases, garbage materials, and more  -- unleash your imagination.Applications are now open! Students, community members, staff and faculty are all encouraged to apply! Applications are due by April 12th, 2016 by midnight. Access the application here: 2016 Green Fashion Show Submittal Application
We are excited to have Fair Trade Cooperative, Singing Hands @ the Green Fashion Show. They will be highlighting their beautiful, handcrafted items and have some available for purchase. 
Reception is at 7:00 PM; Fashion Show starts at 7:30 PM 

Calaveras Clean Up

April 23, 
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meeting near the DeRosa University Center entry area
Calaveras cleanup
Join Religious and Spiritual Life and Sustaining Pacific in cleaning the Calaveras River. We will be walking as a group down the river picking up and properly disposing of trash and recycling. 

We will have snacks and water for all volunteers (plus provide the gloves, bags and some pickers). 

Stockton Earth Day Celebration

April 24
Victory Park, Stocktonearth day
Stockton's 28th annual Earth Day Festival will take place at Victory Park highlighting the growing need of "Caring for our Climate" - this year's theme for the festival. Every year, we learn of ways in which humans are destroying the planet, coupled with ingenious ideas to stop or slow our destrcution. The Stockton Earth Day brings organizations, clubs and activities from all over the Central Valley for a fun filled day in the park where young minds and adults can learn and engage in new knowledge and activities.

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