Please conserve: Think before you print this email.
I write to invite you to the fifth Sustainability Matters monthly lecture,
sponsored by the Office of the President.
A Way Forward for Water: Understanding Water Supply, Use, and Reuse
Wednesday, February 17th noon-1:00pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Room 225
(Organic and locally-sourced tasting plates of food will be served)
At this event you will learn about the path water takes from falling as
snow in the Sierra Nevadas--to coming out of your kitchen sink tap--to its
treatment and possible reuse as recycled water for irrigation. Our expert
will speak on the major water issues facing residents of the San Francisco
Bay Area. You will also hear about the University's upcoming plans to
increase use of recycled water for campus irrigation. And on the personal
level, you'll learn about actions you can take to conserve water inside
and outside your home, safely reuse greywater, and set up your own
rainwater collection system. Attendees will also hear about a campus-wide
bottled water versus tap water test test taking place later this month.
Our presenters will be:
Adam Bayer (Director, Energy and Utilities, SJSU)
Tara Hui (Urban Farmer, Greywater Action)
Eric Rosenblum (Director, South Bay Water Recyling)
Katherine Cushing (Sustainability Director & Associate Professor of
Environmental Studies, SJSU)
Sarah Minick (Stormwater Planner, San Francisco Public Utilities
Based on your involvement with campus sustainability we thought this event
would be of particular interest to you. Please encourage all SJSU
students, faculty, and staff you know to attend by passing this
announcement along. We encourage you to use the PeopleSoft function on
your class rosters to send an e-mail to your students letting them know
about the event, offer extra credit for attending the event, and announce
the event in class. An event flyer is attached. We had about 250-300
attendees at our last event, so many thanks for helping us get the word
Hope to see you later this month!
Katherine Kao Cushing, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the President and Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0002
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