Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Green Scene Edition 9

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*

The ALL EON meeting is TONIGHT Monday, November 16th at 9pm in the Woodhead Lounge.
Come and hear what all the groups have been up to, report what you've done, and see what new things are happening! As always, there will be tons of smiling faces and food :)


-Screening of FOOD FIGHT with director Chris Taylor

Where: CFA Hall (the old cinema)
When: 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
What: Free screening of Food Fight with a Q & A session afterwards with the director.
Food Fight is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness. For more info on the film:

~Wesleyan Farmer's Market

-Where: Beckham Hall
-When: Wednesday, November 18th 11 p.m. - 2 p.m.
-What: The Wesleyan Farmer's Market will be featuring a special vendor this week who will be giving massages for $5.00! Also, Bon Appetit will be preparing lunch again, sourced from market ingredients and the Farmer's Market info table will be handing out hot apple cider. Come for good cider, food, and music during your lunch hour.

-Meet Your Greens Drinks at Tuscany Grill
-Where: Tuscany Grill (120 College Street, Middletown CT)
-When: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 17 2009
-What: mingle with staff, volunteers, business owners and others working in Middlesex County to keep our communities green and growing! The guest speaker will be Sherill Baldwin, facilitator for the state DEP’s Materials Reuse Network. The MRN is a group of professionals interested in materials reuse and increasing deconstruction and building materials reuse activities in Connecticut. Sherill will talk about the work of the group and how deconstruction may increase reuse and recovery efforts of construction, renovation and demolition debris and surplus/salvaged goods in the state.

Come make connections, exchange news, brainstorm and relax. We’ll gather in the mezzanine overlooking the bar—appetizers ordered before 6 pm are half-price. At 5:45 we’ll take a few minutes for introductions and begin our informal program. All are welcome to Meet Your Greens –no reservations needed. Questions? Contact Claire Rusowicz at the Rockfall Foundation, (860)347-0340;; or Jennifer Weymouth,

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

John Kerry writes about a new green youth movement. Check it out:

Outside of Campus Opportunities:

Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship - $5,000

What: The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships to sophomore and junior undergrads with a demonstrated commitment to solving environmental issues through policy, science (hard and soft), engineering, architecture, economics, the arts, or any combination of the above. Udall Scholars also get to attend the Scholar Orientation in August and are immediately plugged into a growing and active alumni network.
How: Interested students should contact the Wesleyan College Udall faculty representative (FacRep). To find your FacRep and for more information about the Udall Scholarship, please visit our website:

Apply for a Greenpeace Organizing Term this Spring 2010

What: The Greenpeace Organizing Term is an action-filled semester and the best hands-on training for students to become environmental leaders. You’ll be investing in your leadership skills, getting training in grassroots organizing, media, coalition building, direct action, and campaign strategy. And you’ll travel with Greenpeace around the country or world to campaign and join a team of incredible activists working to protect the planet. GOT students return to their campuses with vastly increased skills, and many go on to work for Greenpeace or other campaigning organizations.

That's it for this week - thanks for reading! Send news and information to

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