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Sustainability Month

Chapman’s Sustainability Department is excited to be hosting a Campus Sustainability Month during October! With the goal of engaging students and faculty in conversations about sustainability, each week of October will have a different focus: food/agriculture, water, energy, transportation and waste. Show that you’re a Green Panther and join us in the many events, activities and workshops listed below!


+ - Week 1: Food/Agriculture

Monday, Oct. 1st

Meatless Monday

Details: Did you know that if you ate one less burger a week, it would be the equivalent of taking your car off the road for 320 miles? Make the commitment to go meatless once a week and sign the Meatless Monday Pledge today! Those who submit the pledge have a chance to win a prize!

Tuesday, Oct. 2nd

Film Screening of Food, Inc.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Beckman 404, Small Patio

Details: Bring your blanket and join us for a documentary screening of "Food, Inc."! This film takes a look inside America’s, often unflattering, corporate controlled food industry.

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd

Green Panther Food Fest

Time: 11 - 2 p.m.

Location: Attallah Piazza

Details: Support your favorite local farmers and artisans at this on-campus event! Learn about eating seasonally, reducing the environmental impact of your food and the many other benefits of shopping at farmers markets. Don’t forget to bring your reusable bag!

Friday, Oct. 5th

Farm Friday - Orange Home Grown

Time: 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Location: Orange Home Grown Farm, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866

Details: OHG welcomes anyone who is interested in helping out with tasks in and around the farm. Come get your hands dirty and help maintain this urban oasis! Learn more about the Orange Home Grown’s farm here.

Menu for the Future (For Faculty & Staff Only)

Time: 10:30 - 12 p.m.

Location: DeMille Hall, HR Training Room #156

Details: This workshop, sponsored in part by Advisory Group on the Status of Socio-Economic Stratification, explores cultural, social, and ecological implications of food consumption in a peer-to-peer learning format. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP please contact: Mackenzie Crigger, Sustainability Manager, Facilities Ext. 7370 or crigger@chapman.edu.

+ - Week 2: Water

Tuesday, Oct. 9th

Succulent Potting Party 

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Attallah Piazza

Details: Head over to the Piazza for a succulent potting party! Succulents, from The Potting Shed by Carlisle, will be provided for students and faculty to pot their new plants. Pots will also be available, but supply will be limited so please try to bring your own pot!

Film Screening of Water & Power: A California Heist

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Performers Court (patio outside of Musco)

Details: Bring your blanket and join us for a documentary screening of “Water & Power: A California Heist”! This film examines how small farmers and everyday citizens in California are facing the drought and a new, debilitating water crisis.

+ - Week 3: Energy

Tuesday, Oct. 16th

Film Screening of Gasland

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Performers Court (patio outside of Musco)

Details: Bring your blanket and join us for a documentary screening of “Gasland”! This film is an exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental and public health consequences involved.

Wednesday, Oct. 17th

Yoga on the Lawn

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Memorial Lawn

Details: Align yourself with the planet’s energy through our Yoga on the Lawn event, co-sponsored by the School of Communication’s Rethink Campaign. Bring your yoga mat and head on to Memorial Lawn for a free 1 hour session of healthy decompressing and relaxation with Dr. Sophie Janicke-Bowles, Chapman professor by day and yoga instructor by night.

+ - Week 4: Transportation

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd

Apply for a Bike License

Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Attallah Piazza

Details: Public Safety will be in the Piazza to assist you in applying for a bike license! Reduce your carbon emissions (and the headache of finding a parking spot) by biking to campus instead of driving.

Film Screening of Who Killed the Electric Car?

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Performers Court (patio outside of Musco)

Details: Bring your blanket and join us for a documentary screening of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” This film explores the creation, limited commercialization, and subsequent destruction of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the mid-1990s.

Wednesday, Oct. 24th

Beeline Bikes - Mobile Bike Service

Time: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Details: Beeline Bikes will be on campus to service your bike for tire changes, tune-ups and more - all for 50% off their regular price! Sign up here to book your appointment!

+ - Week 5: Waste

Monday, Oct. 29th

Swap Not Shop

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: AF Student Union Collaboration Cubes

Details: Exchange your clothing items with others to promote sustainable fashion. Any leftover items will be donated to the LGBT Center OC.

Tuesday, Oct. 30th

Sustainable Cooking Class

Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Orange Home Grown Farm, 356 N Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866

Details: Learn how to cook with seasonal, sustainable produce sourced directly from Orange Home Grown's Educational Farm. And yes, you get to eat yummy food! Sign up here!

Guest Speaker Ryan Hickman from Ryan's Recycling

Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Student Union

Details: Did you ever think a kid could answer all the questions you’ve ever had about recycling? Well you can believe it now as Chapman hosts Ryan Hickman, a child who has made protecting marine life a reality through his recycling mission. He has been recognized as CNN’s 2017 Young Wonder; hosted on the Ellen Degeneres Show; featured in NBC, PBS, Fox News, Amazon Prime’s SELF MADE series, and so much more. Come see what all the hype is about and welcome our special little guest!

Film Screening of A Plastic Ocean

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Beckman 404, Small Patio

Details: Bring your blanket (and reusable water bottle) and join us for a documentary screening of “A Plastic Ocean”! In this film, a team of scientists and researchers travel to twenty locations around the world over four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

Wednesday, Oct. 31st

Free Breakfast When You Bring Your Own Reusable Containers

Time: 10 a.m.  - 11 a.m.

Location: Argyros Forum

Details: Get free breakfast on Halloween if you bring your own reusable containers (no exception)! Gluten-free options  available.