Calendar of Events

MVC Sustainability Calendar 2017/2018 

 

August 21 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Solar Peach Crisp for Solar Eclipse Day • Student Courtyard (between S & W buildings)
We'll be cooking up a couple batches of peach crisp in our solar ovens! We'll be with the MVC Astrophysics Club celebrating the Solar Eclipse.
​Sept. 6  
12:30–1:30 p.m. • Years of Living Dangerously: Episode 1 • Treetop Lounge 

A Race Against Time 
Featuring David Letterman and Cecily Strong 

The energy market has an estimated global value of $6 trillion – a number that could be greatly affected by an increase in renewable sources, especially solar. David Letterman and Cecily Strong explore the impact of solar energy in two vastly different parts of the world.  

​Sept. 18  
12–1:30 p.m. • Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge Kickoff • West Hallway in front of the Treetop Lounge 

Get outdoors and win great prizes! For four weeks, log your outdoor activities on the Outdoor Nation app and you’re eligible to win prizes at both the school and national level. Prizes provided by REI, The North Face, Hydro Flask and many others.  

​Sept. 18 – Oct. 15

Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge 
The 4-week long, national competition that encourages everyone to get outdoors! Hiking, biking, walking, bird watching – so many activities to earn points and great prizes! Look for weekly campus activities like the Campfire Cookout and Tents & Telescopes. Details are coming soon.

Tents & Telescopes – date TBD • Community Garden 
In partnership with the MVC Astrophysics Club, enjoy this star-gazing event for Outdoor Nation points! We’ll be roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, too!  

​Sept. 19
Global Goals Kickoff • Tuesday, September 19 • 12–1:30 p.m. in Treetop Lounge 

Learn how you impact the Global Goals every day & let everyone know which goal is most important to you. Our world is more innovative, connected and fast-growing than ever before. We can only solve global challenges like poverty, inequality and climate change by working together – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide the framework for that to happen. 

​Sept. 20
12–3 p.m. • Campfire Cookout • Garden of Learning (fountain between W & E buildings)
Hang out for awhile in our makeshift Mountain View campsite! Enjoy this Outdoor Nation event while roasting marshmallows, eating solar cake and telling campfire stories! 
Oct. 3
Arbor Day Celebration/Tree Planting – Details TBA 
​Oct. 4
​12:15–1:30 p.m. • Webinar: "Drawdown: 60 Minutes with Paul Hawken" • Treetop Lounge
Join the live conversation with Paul Hawken – environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist and author. 
Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, because the plan already exists. Humanity has the means at hand; nothing new needs to be invented. Our work is to accelerate the knowledge and growth of what is possible.
​Oct. 5  
12:30–1:30 p.m. • Years of Living Dangerously: Episode 2 • Treetop Lounge 
Gathering Storm 
Featuring Jack Black and Ian Somerhalder 

Jack Black is in Miami to find out if and how the city and other low-lying areas can survive rising seas. Ian Somerhalder journeys to the Bahamas to investigate the future threat of superstorms, caused by rising sea temperatures, whose devastating effects could reach biblical proportions. 
​Oct 15–18  
​AASHE Conference in San Antonio
Oct. 23
World Food Day/Campus Sustainability Day • Details TBA 
​Oct. 23–27
Food Drive benefitting MVC Food Pantry 
Drop off non-perishable canned and boxed food in designated boxes throughout the campus. All donated food will go to the MVC Food Pantry. 
Nov. 1
​12:30–1:30 p.m. • Years of Living Dangerously: Episode 3 • Treetop Lounge 

The Uprooted 
Featuring Tom Friedman and Don Cheadle 

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman investigates the increasing population of climate refugees and actor Don Cheadle is on the ground in California, where the worst drought in 1,200 years is having devastating effects. 

​Nov. 9 
World Usability Day – Details TBA 
​Dec. 5  
World Soil Day – Details TBA 
​Dec. 6
12:30–1:30 p.m. • Years of Living Dangerously: Episode 4 • Treetop Lounge 

Fueling the Fire 
Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gisele Bündchen 

Years of Living Dangerously executive producer Arnold Schwarzenegger sets out to explore the military’s relationship with a changing climate and supermodel and activist Gisele Bündchen travels to her home country of Brazil to explore the devastating decline of the country’s forests, much of which is caused by cattle ranching.