Art in the Arboretum, Opening Reception – Nov. 4

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 ( 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

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

Meet and Greet with Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT) Executive Director – Nov. 5

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

Startup Weekend Santa Cruz – Nov. 18-20

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

UCSC Sustainability Office Inter-Org Retreat-Jan. 2017


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 ( or Melissa Ott (