Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Edition 7 (11-02-09)

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*

Important: Tomorrow we have the opportunity to elect a Middletown mayor who is truly concerned with environmental sustainability. Dan Drew came to speak with EON members directly, and if he is elected we will be able to discuss and implement initiatives that extend beyond the Wesleyan campus and into the greater Middletown community.

Vote tomorrow (Tuesday, November 3rd) and bring your friends!

Where: Senior Center at 150 William Street
When: 6 AM to 8 PM
Who: All Voters Registered in Middletown


~The Many Psychologies of Global Warming
-Presented by Bill Blakemore '65, ABC News Correspondent
-When: Tuesday, November 3rd, 8pm
-Where: Memorial Chapel

~Wesleyan Farmer's Market
-Where: Usdan Courtyard
-When: Wednesday, November 4th 11 p.m. - 2 p.m.
-What: The Wesleyan Farmer's Market will be featuring a special vendor this week who will be selling gourmet s'mores.

Also, Bon Appetit will be preparing lunch again, sourced from market ingredients and the Farmer's Market info table will be selling hot apple cider for $2! This will be the last outdoor market before moving indoors to Beckham Hall.

~Where on Earth are we Going? (two upcoming lectures)
-"Global Environmental Change and Freshwater Resources: Hope for the Best or Change to Prepare for the Worst?" by Patrick L. Osborne, PhD
-"Water in a Changing Climate: The Role of the National Forests in the Water Infrastructure" by Frank H. McCormick, PhD
-When: Saturday, November 7th, 8:30am-12pm
-Where: Exley Science Center, Room 150

~Science Choreography: Tutorial in teaching science through dance
-Earn .25 credits for participating in a the groundbreaking collaborative project entitled Science Choreography
-It is a learning and teaching approach being developed by scientists and artists at Wesleyan, and area school teachers, in collaboration with choreographer Liz Lerman and dancers from her company
-The idea is that embodying ideas in movement can catalyze learning in interesting and unexpected ways often leading to a deeper understanding of science.
-Students will work closely with artists and faculty to develop and teach science/dance modules in local middle and high schools.
-Introductory Meeting: November 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.
-Also entails 6-8 group tutorial sessions on dance as education facilitated by Department of Dance faculty Katja Kolcio
-Tutorial begins: December 1, 2009 and continue through Spring 2010 semester.
-If you are interested please contact Áine McCarthy at amccarthy@wesleyan.edu.

~Free Activist 101 Workshop at Wesleyan!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
3:00pm - 7:00pm
The Woodhead Lounge (In Exley Science Center)

ConnPIRG in conjunction with the Public Interest Network is organizing a Free Activist Workshop at Wesleyan on Sunday, November 8th from 3-7pm. Show-up ready for action. We will spend the day moving between large group overviews and small groups to give people an opportunity to learn and internalize skills.

The skills we are focused on are the skills passionate activists need to know how to do. Naomi Roth, the Associate Training Director for the Public Interest Network will facilitate the training. Naomi has been a professional organizer since 1998. Prior to running the Training Center, Naomi worked as Executive Director of Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing.

Here's the agenda:

3:00 – 3:15 Welcome/Introductions

3:15 – 3:45 Overview of Campaign Planning

3:45 – 4:30 Small Groups: Framing and Messaging

4:30 – 4:45 Overview of Campaign Planning

4:45 – 5:30 Small Groups: Goals, Strategies, and Tactics

5:30 – 5:45 Break, meet fellow activists

5:45 – 6:15 Overview of Recruitment

6:15 – 6:50 Small Groups: Recruitment Outreach

6:50 – 7:00 Wrap-up

This event is open to the public, so feel free to invite others.

Group Meeting Times for the Week:
Interest in the following groups should be directed towards the indicated contact people.
350: Juliana Gaertner: jgaertner@wesleyan.edu
Bike share/Rental: Josh Levine: jlevine@wesleyan.edu
Dining Committee: Anne Rosenthal: acrosenthal@wesleyan.edu
Green Fees: Julia Michaels: jmichaels@wesleyan.edu
Compost: Emilie Knight: emknight@wesleyan.edu
Landscaping: Nora Christiani: nchristiani@wesleyan.edu
WesRUM: Alex Provo: aprovo@wesleyan.edu
SAGES: Sarice Greenstein: em.greenstein@gmail.com
Long Lane: Alex Ketchum: aketchum@wesleyan.edu
Farmer's Market: Sara Rood-Ojalvo: sroodojalvo@wesleyan.edu (meetings Monday 5:30 p.m. in PAC 104)

To Cut Global Warming Swedes Study Their Plates:

Outside of Campus 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. Please contact contact John Hall at 860-343-3259, email Hall.john987@sbcglobal.net

Job Announcements:
~Overland will be at Wesleyan on Tuesday, November 3rd to recruit students to lead its hiking, biking, language, writing, and community service summer programs.You might have seen us at our table (and eaten our candy) in Usdan during lunch on Wednesday or Thursday. If you’re looking for a sweet summer job with a great company, come to the info session at 6pm in PAC 004.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 3
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 004

That's it for this week - thanks for reading! Send news and information to weseon@gmail.com.

"The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard."

— Gaylord Nelson
former governor of Wisconsin, co-founder of Earth Day

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