Years of Living Dangerously – National Geographic’s Climate Change Series – Starting October 30, 5 pm
The Emmy winning documentary series returns for a second season with a lineup of passionate narrators sharing first-person accounts from locations – some shockingly close to home, others in far-flung corners of the globe – where the effects of climate change are most prevalent. National Geographic Channel
Polar Bears, Energetics and Declining Sea Ice – Citizen Science Series – November 3, 6:30 – 8 pm, Free
Researcher and PhD. candidate Anthony Pagano discusses his discoveries on polar bear energetics and declining sea ice. Downtown Library, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz
SCPL is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), The Natural History Museum and UCSC to present a science series for adults. Meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday every month at 6:30pm at one of the branch libraries.
Art in the Arboretum, Opening Reception, November 4, 4-6 pm
The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum proudly presents Art in the Arboretum, October 15th – January 10th, a rotating show of two sculpture exhibits per year, themed by nature and placed strategically throughout the gardens. During the run of each exhibit, the Arboretum will host an Opening Reception in coordination with First Friday Santa Cruz with demonstrations and workshops. All pieces are available for purchase.
Art in the Arboretum is being curated by local artist and sculptor Susana Arias to promote art and artists in Santa Cruz. Arias (www.susanaarias.com) is leading this important project due to her passion for art and her desire to promote and encourage her fellow artists.
UCSC Arboretum, Empire Grade Road
Faces of Food What?! An Evening Benefit for Food What?! – November 4, 5-10 pm
An evening benefit for Food What?! with farm food, music and photography all wrapped up in a wine release party for the new Ser Winery Ventana Surfboard Syrah at Santa Cruz Food Lounge. Free admission, raffle prizes and silent auction. 1001 Center Street, Suite 1, Santa Cruz https://www.facebook.com/events/1724631601087665/
Meet and Greet with Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT) Executive Director – Sat, November 5, 2016, 2 –4:30 PM
Join us for a day of celebration as we welcome EkOngKar Singh Khalsa to the AMLT and share some recent AMLT accomplishments that are restoring balance, health, and indigenous stewardship to the traditional lands of the Mutsun and Awaswas speaking peoples. Pie Ranch, 2080 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero, CA 94060
Save The Waves Film Festival – November 10, evening time TBA
Save The Waves Film Festival is an international film tour and fundraiser in November of each year – a benefit for Save The Waves’ environmental programs and campaigns. Movies alone can’t change the world – but the people who watch them can. Save The Waves documentary films and the Film Festival educate and inspire audiences to protect the coastline. Our interest is not to make films promoting nor glorifying activism, but rather film as activism. At Patagonia, 415 River Street, Santa Cruz
Startup Weekend Santa Cruz – Nov 18-20, starts at 6:30 on Friday
Startup Weekend Santa Cruz is a grassroots event, organized by volunteers who currently live and/or work in Santa Cruz. This is a unique opportunity for developers, designers, social justice advocates, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, students, engaged citizens, marketers, product managers, change-makers, nonprofit leaders, startup enthusiasts and many others come together to team up and build several new social enterprise startups in just 54 hours!
Startup Weekend is part of the largest entrepreneurial community with 80,000 past attendees of 905 weekend events in 501 cities within 135 countries, as of 2014. This is big, and we are excited to see which companies sprout during our weekend! At NextSpace, 101 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz http://www.up.co/communities/usa/santa-cruz/startup-weekend/9684
JANUARY, 2017 UCSC SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE HOSTS THE INTER-ORG RETREAT
The Inter-Organizational Sustainability Retreat is a fun annual opportunity designed to unite UCSC’s many sustainability-focused organizations on campus. This retreat is a chance for you to take a weekend vacation to Camp Campbell in Boulder Creek where you can meet others that are working on sustainability and social justice projects on campus and collaborate! More than 100 students, staff, and faculty will spend the weekend sharing meals, learning leadership skills, making new friends, strengthening existing relationships, and participating in visioning activities around the past, present, and future of UCSC sustainability.
If you are interested in volunteering at the 2017 retreat, please contact Jay Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Melissa Ott (email@example.com).