Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Edition 5 (10-19-09)

The Green Scene is Wesleyan's new environmental newsletter. Look to us for weekly updates on relevant news, lectures, conferences, meetings, and other interesting little environmental tidbits.
*If you have anything you would like included, please submit it to weseon@gmail.com each week by Monday afternoon*

TONIGHT, Monday, October 19th will be our October All-EON meeting at 9pm in the Woodhead Lounge. Everyone should attend. We'll hear about what the different groups and campaigns have been up to. There will be food provided.

-350 Wesleyan and Greenpeace present

An Evening of CLIMATE ACTION with:

-an address by 350 scientist Dana Royer, co-author with James Hansen et al. of "Target CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim?"

-assembly of a powerful photo petition

-screening of the new climate film The Age of Stupid

When/where: Thursday, 6 PM, Usdan B25 (basement level). Dinner will be provided.

This is a chance to be a part of the exciting global 350.org movement's International Day of Climate Action! 350 refers to the safe upper-limit of CO2 in the atmosphere, measured in parts per million.

350 Wesleyan will follow up this event with a demonstration at Senator Lieberman's office in Hartford this November. Lieberman, who spent last fall campaigning for climate change denier Sarah Palin, is now working to weaken the Senate climate change bill with subsidies to the coal industry.

Please feel free to forward this along. Contact dlfischer@wesleyan.edu, jgaertner@wesleyan.edu, or armathews@wesleyan.edu to get involved.

-Discussion with Dan Drew tonight (Monday) at 8 p.m.
-Tonight at 8pm, the Democratic candidate for Mayor in Middletown, Dan Drew, will be joining us in the Woodhead Lounge to discuss opportunities for sustainability initiatives in Middletown. You are all MORE than welcome to come- this should be a fairly casual conversation as we bounce ideas off of one another and consider what would work best for our greater community.

- Wesleyan Farmer's Market this Wednesday!
-When: Wednesday, October 21 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
-Where: Usdan Courtyard
-What: Local & organic produce, lunch by Bon Appetit using farmer's market produce, acoustic music!
-check out the Wesleyan Farmer's Market new blog: http://wesfarmersmarket.stugroup.wesleyan.edu/
-THERE WILL BE HOT APPLE CIDER to purchase by the cup!

Group Meeting Times for the Week:
-ALL EON October Meeting: Monday, October 19th: 9pm-10pm at Woodhead Lounge. Food will be provided.
-Green Fees: October 20th, 2009 10 p.m. downstairs Usdan
-WesRUM will NOT be having a project due to Monday's meeting
-Farmers Market: Monday, October 19th: 5:30pm, PAC 104

Energy Firms Find No Unity on Climate Bill:
Debate Follows Bills to Remove Clothelines Ban

Action On Campus!
-Going places for Fall Break? Use the Wesleyan Rideboard!
-Go to your Student Portfolio, then Student Life at Wesleyan, then Rideboard.
-Easy way to save money and gas on your way home for break and back by sharing the cost with friendly classmates.
-Post a request for a ride, or let others know where you're headed and offer them a seat.

-Needed on Campus: tech-savvy volunteer
-This year, we're going to be expanding the Do It In The Dark program to the Program Houses, and we need a tech-savvy volunteer to put together a new section of the current website! For someone who knows what they're doing this won't be hard, so if you're capable, volunteer! We'll cook something for you! email weseon@gmail.com if you have interest!

~Free Market: Coming Soon
-WesRUM is helping to organize a Free Market for after Fall Break. If you get a chance to go home during fall break, pick some items and bring them back to campus.
-Then you can drop off those things you don't use anymore and take some nifty treasures in return!

Outside Opportunities:

-Volunteer with other Wes students to teach environmental education to 6th graders:
"After School Environmental Education Program With The Jonah Center"
The Jonah Center (an environmental education and preservation organization in Middletown) recently got a grant to develop an afterschool environmental education program for 6th graders. They are looking for a group of Wesleyan students to help teach. This is a great opportunity to get involved in community service and environmental education. The program is starting in late November and will be running next Spring. As I don’t have all the details yet, for the moment I am looking for a list of people that are interested. Please email Peter (pgilchrist@wesleyan.edu) by next Tuesday (Oct. 20th) at 9 PM if you are interested. Please include your name, class year, and contact info. Thanks, hope to hear from you!

Job Announcements:
~Green Corps 2010-2011 Field School for Environmental Organizing
-Our own Miller Nuttle, class of '09 will be on campus October 22 and 23rd, holding an info session and conducting interviews
-Info Session: Oct 22nd, 6-7pm in PAC 001
-Green Corps is looking for college graduates ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day
-In your year with Green Corps, you will get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems with groups such as Sierra Club and Greenpeace
-When you graduate from Green Corps, they'll help you find a career with one of the nation's leading environmental and social change groups
-For more information, visit http://www.greencorps.org or contact our very own Miller Nuttle, Green Corps Field Organizer, at miller@greencorps.org or (607) 592-9500.

Thanks for reading this week! Make sure to send in any submissions for next week's edition by Monday afternoon!

Hope to see you at the ALL EON meeting on TONIGHT!

"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." -Great Law of the Iroquois

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