Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Green Scene Edition 11

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 each week by Monday afternoon*

Important Notices:

~There was no Green Scene last week due to lack of submissions. We had no news to report, so we didn't want to waste space in your inboxes. If you have something to report, tell us, so we can keep this going!

~End of the semester summaries
-Has your group or campaign accomplished some great sustainability feats?
-Have you gotten policy passed?
-Have you held a really successful event?
-The last edition of the semester is going to include summaries/progress reports of all the campaigns and committees, and any other environmental actions that have happened throughout the semester.
-Please send a brief summary to and let everyone know what you've been up to and how hard you've worked!


~Gene Baur: The Intersections of a Meat-Based Diet and Climate Change
-Where: PAC002
-When: Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00pm
-What: Gene Baur, animal rights activist, best-selling author and president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary is coming to Wes! He will be giving a talk entitled: The Intersections of a Meat-Based Diet and Climate Change: How Our Food Choices Make a World of a Difference.

~IMPACT to bring Francisco Rodriguez to campus
-IMPACT! Humanity, Wesleyan's microfinance group, will be bringing Francisco Rodriguez to campus early this February to discuss the most recent United Nations Human Development report.
-The presentation should be about 30 minutes followed by a panel discussion and is open to the public.
-Keep an eye out for more details and if you have any questions or would like to be involved with bringing this presentation to campus, please feel free to contact Alexa Atamanchuk (
-For more information, check out

Group Meeting Times for the Week:

WesRUM: Thursday, December 10th at 8pm in the UOC (190 High)
-Come for poster/craft time to promote the next Free Market!
Dining: Thursday, December 10th at 5:30pm on the Usdan black couches
*Note time change*

~Check out your Eco Footprint!
-See how many earths we would need if everyone lived like you!

~Meeting on Climate Opens With Calls for Urgent Action- NY Times

~Obama Shifts His Visit to Last Day of Climate Conference

~Copenhagen Talks Tough on Climate Protest Plans

~Europe Bypassed on Climate Summit

Action On Campus!

~Copenhagen Rapid Responder
-During the Copenhagen climate negotiations, Dec. 7-19, the Energy Action Coalitions, its partners, and youth delegates will be coordinating rapid response efforts in the United States so that the movement can receive breaking updates and collectively engage in the negotiations.
-With your help, we'll assemble a Rapid Response team of hundreds of people so that on a moments notice we can generate thousands of phone calls, get our message out to the media, and effectively mobilize together.
-The goal of this rapid response team is no small task: to affect the U.S. negotiation position. But if enough of us engage in a timely way together, we can do just that.
-As part of the Rapid Response team, you'll be expected to devote 1-2 hours of your time at least every other day to mobilizing around the negotiations. You'll receive breaking updates through emails and phone calls from youth delegates in Copenhagen who are setting up a phone (skype!) bank.
-Join the Rapid Response team here!

Outside Opportunities:

None known at this time

Job Announcements:
None known at this time

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

"A person writing at night may put out the lamp, but the words he has written will remain. It is the same with the destiny we create for ourselves in this world."
- Shakyamuni

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