Calling All Acorn Collection Volunteers!

We have decided to expand our Fort Ord Restoration Project! This means that we need YOU to come with us to collect more acorns.

WHEN: Saturday, November 19th from 10:00-13:00 (arrive at Fort Ord at 10–meet at MIIS first at 9:30)

WHAT: Collecting Valley and Oak Live Acorns.  We will start at the Toro Park gate off of Hwy 68 and hike from there to various sites where we will collect acorns.  The hike will be around two miles with some steep slopes.

WHERE: Fort Ord–meet at MIIS for carpools
Make sure you bring the following items with you: water, snacks, closed toe shoes, sunscreen, rain gear (if there is rain on the forecast), hat and sunglasses.

Please email to say you’ll be there (or if you have any questions)!

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 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!

Earth Day Success

Congratulations to Alexander Doseff and Tyler Steer for winning the First Annual Chili Cook-off Competition on Earth Day with their chili recipe, The Best Vegetarian Chili (contains meat). It was delicious. Their recipe will be feature in its original form as well as an amended vegetarian option in the Student Sustainability Council’s upcoming Sustainability Cookbook.

A good sum of money was raised to publish this cookbook so thank you to all who attended. This will certainly not be the last Earth Day Chili Cook-off Competition.

Come join us at the First Annual Earth Day Chili Cook-off

Earth day is coming up! April 22, join the SSC for the first of many MIIS Chili Cook-offs.

Come spend an afternoon of fun in the MIIS Garden celebrating Earth Day with friends. The Chili Cook-off Competition beginning at 5 pm. There will be drinks (beer/ wine), snacks, chili, games and lots of fun!

Chili will be judged based on overall deliciousness and a VERY BIG prize will be awarded to the Master Chili Chef!!! Bring your favorite chili dish, or if you’re not a Chili guru, in the spirit of contribution, bring a snack or beverage (potluck style). Because this is a MIIS event with alcohol, have your ID.

See ya there!

Chelsea Haines, Lisa Johnston and Lee Spivak
SSC Co-Chairs