Film Café: Food Miles

Join MGA (Monterey Green Action) and MIIS SSC at East Village this Thursday (right after the SSC kick-off meeting) for a film showing of Food Miles, a part of PBS’ e2 Transport series.  It’s short, punchy, and really gets to the heart of energy inputs in the modern industrial agricultural system.  The episode focuses on our industrial food system as well as the cheap fossil fuels that feed it. Interviewees include Michael Pollan, farmers, and economists. There will be a discussion following the film about some of the positive local ways to get involved including farmer’s markets, CSAs and urban gardening.

There will be a speaker. (Speaker TBA)

Check out the trailer here!

SSC Announcements: Upcoming events and meetings

Hi everyone!
Please take a note of these upcoming meetings and events:

FIRST SSC meeting 

Come join us for our first kick-off meeting of the semester.  It’s time for us to roll up our sleeves, get down-and-dirty, and walk the talk! We have been brainstorming great ideas for this new semester , but we need all your help.

When: Thursday, September 29th @ 6:00 pm

Where: Holland Center

*Snacks will be provided.

Film Café: Food Miles

Join MGA (Monterey Green Action) and the MIIS SSC for a film showing a part of the PBS series e2: Food Miles. A discussion about some of the positive local ways to get involved including farmer’s markets, CSAs and urban gardening will follow the film.

When: Thursday, 7-8:30 pm (right after the SSC meeting!)

Where:  East Village Coffee Lounge

498 Washington Street; Monterey, CA

Sustainable Cookbook Planning Meeting

The Sustainable Cookbook team will meet to pick up where we left off last semester. New members are welcome to join and learn about the project.  We will be assigning tasks, creating a new timeline and discuss book organization.  For questions, contact Noe:

When: Monday, October 3rd @ 6:00 pm

Where: tbd

Transplanting Oaks–MIIS Reforestation Project 

Last year, students gathered acorns at Fort Ord and have been raising them in the Our Green Thumb garden.  It’s now time to repot the acorn seedlings in larger pots!

Check back on the blog this week for details.

When: Saturday, October 8th from 10 am to  pm

Where: CSUMB (Cal State University Monterey Bay) Greenhouse

RISE event THIS Saturday!!

Don’t forget that this Saturday is the event, RISE, at the Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey!

Read what the Monterey County Weekly wrote regarding the event.

What: Climate Change Awareness Walk. Experts provide insights and possible solutions. Walk highlights a 1-3 meter increase in sea level.

When: September 24th, 10-noon

Where: Fisherman’s Wharf

The walk will be followed be a FREE community picnic.

See you there! Rain or shine.

Questions? Contact: Jeff Condit at; 415-571-6738 event Poster Making

Last Thursday evening, on September 15th, a handful of SSC members gathered at the home of MIIS alumnus Jeff Condit to make posters for the upcoming Climate Change Awareness walk, a event, in Monterey.  The group wrote various climate change facts on pieces of cardboard. The facts will then be passed around during the event.

The Climate Change Awareness walk is a 3 mile walk around Lake El Estero in downtown Monterey following the predicted coastline if a 1-3 meter increase in sea level occurs.  Speakers include local government officials, sea level rise scientists from local research institutions, and academics, who will provide insights and possible solutions to the challenges of climate change in Monterey Bay.

 The Climate Change Awareness Walk will take place on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 am to noon. Participants meet at Fisherman’s Wharf. A free commmunity picnic will follow the walk at Windows on the Bay.  Hope to see you there!





A big thank you to everybody who came out to help! You left a huge pile of climate change facts and hopefully you learned some things yourself!


SSC Club at the Club Fair!

Welcome back to school! We hope you’ve had a great summer and are ready for a great semester. We know we certainly are. To kick off the semester, we will be at the Club Fair on Thursday, September 8th.  Stop by the table and sign up!

The Club Fair will be held in the Samson Center courtyard from noon to 2:00. We hope to see you there!