This Week in Sustainability 5.29.12

05/29/2012 § Leave a comment

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Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, May 29
Campus Garden Workday
When: 5:00-7:00 pm
Where: Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 E. 10th St
Description: No need to sign up ahead of time, just show up ready to play in the dirt and grow food for the campus community! Gloves and tools are provided. Email iugarden@indiana.edu with questions. Visit iugarden.wordpress.com for more information about the IU Campus Garden Initiative.

Thursday, May 31 & Monday, June 4
Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale Volunteer Days
When: Volunteers may sign up for shifts between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Description:
  Volunteers will be assigned to either transportation or storage. Transportation volunteers will work with a small group picking up donated items with the H2H trucks from off-campus student apartments and greek houses and then transporting to the sale storage location. The storage volunteers will be working at the storage trailers receiving the items from the transportation volunteers and sorting/organizing all items for storage. Volunteers ought to dress for active work and warm weather. We will supply gloves, drinking water, and lots of appreciation. An important note: Some activities will require heavy lifting. Please let us know if you’re unable to lift heavy items so we can assign you appropriately. Register here and H2H will contact you and tell you where to report for your volunteer activity. Other volunteer days this summer include June 16 & 27 and July 20, 27, & 28, as well the days leading up to the sale on August 11. « Read the rest of this entry »

National Bike Month

05/22/2012 § Leave a comment

By Bill Brown, Director of Sustainability, IU Bloomington

This May we celebrate National Bike Month as an opportunity to promote an activity that is fun, healthy and sustainable – three words not likely to be associated with driving to campus alone.  

Fortunately, we live in a community in which bicycle transportation is not only feasible but often the more convenient choice. Studies indicate that over 70% of faculty, staff and students live within 3 miles of campus, which is an easy distance on a bike.

In 2010, IU Bloomington was selected as one of the first twenty Bicycle Friendly Universities.  The assessment rated us at the bronze level and came with a list of recommendations regarding where we need to improve to move up to silver, gold and platinum. « Read the rest of this entry »

This Week in Sustainability 5.21.12

05/21/2012 § Leave a comment

This Week imgIf you are interested in having an event sent out over the listserv, please send an email with the title, time, date, location and description to susevent@indiana.edu by the Saturday evening before your event occurs.

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Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, May 22
IU Campus Garden Workday
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00  pm
Where: Hilltop Garden and Nature Center
Description: No need to sign up ahead of time, just show up ready to play in the dirt and grow food for the campus community! Gloves and tools are provided. Email iugarden@indiana.edu with questions. Visit http://iugarden.wordpress.com/ for more information.

Wednesday, May 23

Green Drinks Bloomington presents Marti Crouch
When: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where:
Banquet Facility of the Upland Brewing Company, 350 West 11th Street
Description: At 6 p.m., Marti Crouch, a biologist specializing in interrelationships of agriculture and technology, will provide a presentation entitled “Going Backwards: What the New 2,4-D Resistant Crops Will Mean for Indiana’s Agriculture (And You)”.  Folks in Northern Indiana have proposed renaming their region the “Giant Ragweed National Forest” now that this prominent weed has developed resistance to Roundup after widespread planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops.  Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, has a “fix”: they have genetically engineered corn and soybeans to withstand higher doses of their old, iconic herbicide, 2,4-D.  We’ll explore what the next generation of herbicide-resistant crops will mean for Indiana in this presentation.
Green Drinks Bloomington is a lively, informal social networking event for people from all walks of life who are interested in making a greener world.  Folks gather every month to share libations and ideas, discuss, debate, explore and make new friends and business connections. It is held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Banquet Facility of the Upland Brewing Company. There’s a $5 suggested donation, some food will be provided. To receive a monthly reminder, write greendrinksbloomington@gmail.com.  To learn more about Green Drinks visit www.greendrinks.org. « Read the rest of this entry »

This Week in Sustainability 5.7.12

05/07/2012 § Leave a comment

This Week imgIf you are interested in having an event sent out over the listserv, please send an email with the title, time, date, location and description to susevent@indiana.edu by the Saturday evening before your event occurs.

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Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 7
Donation Drop-off Day for Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale
When: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Gladstein Fieldhouse (next to Assembly Hall)
Description: Donate unwanted but reusable goods to the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale (H2H). H2H will take anything except mattresses, and all funds raised support local non-profits. If you can’t come by for the drop-off day, or if you’re moving later in the summer, check with your landlord to see if they have set up a pick-up with your housing unit. If they haven’t, email us at h2h@indiana.edu to arrange a pick-up. For more information about donating, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~sustain/hoosier_to_hoosier/donate.html. « Read the rest of this entry »

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