Everything You Know About Compost is Wrong!
Seminar by Public Radio's Mike McGrath
Wednesday, October 23rd
Cardinal Foley Campus Center, Saint Joseph's University
Many people get into composting because they want to recycle their kitchen scraps. But a compost bin filled with kitchen scraps will still just be a compost bin filled with kitchen scraps a year later (and those scraps will not have improved in appearance one bit during that time). Mike McGrath, host of Public Radio’s “You Bet Your Garden” and author of the best-selling “Mike McGrath’s Book of Compost,” will reveal: which ingredients actually BECOME the finished compost; which ingredients are the best fuel for the fire; three common compost additions that actually work AGAINST you; why layering your pile is the worst thing you can do; why compost should almost never be tilled into the soil; and why only chumps turn their compost pile. It’s the express lane to no-work, high-quality, black gold! Sponsored by the Institute for Environmental Stewardship, the Lower Merion Conservancy, the SJU Community Garden and the SJU Sustainability Committee.
Dumpster Dive - What Is In Our Trash Stream That Shouldn't Be?
Tuesday, November 12th (rain date November 19th)
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Sourin Parking Lot
Join the SJU Recycling Team as we sort through some of the trash collected from a dorm and from an academic building and identify the items that should have been in the recycling stream. Gloves will be provided!!!
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
November 18th through the 23rd
Philadelphia Convention Center and Surrounding Areas
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious.
Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.
Greenbuild features three days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city's green buildings. Join thousands of other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business. This year's keynote speaker is former Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton.
Student Volunteer Registration is NOW OPEN - Register Here
The New Climate Reality
Seminar by Dr. Diane Philips
Thursday, November 14th
Mandeville Hall Teletorium
The Arrupe Center and Net Impact present "The New Climate Reality" - a presentation by Dr. Diane Phillips about the latest scientific information on climate change and how it impact you! This discussion will be held on Thursday, November 14th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Mandeville Teletorium.