This Week in Sustainability 8.27.12

08/27/2012 § Leave a comment

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Upcoming events are listed in a weekly email bulletin and on our calendar. If you do not receive our weekly email and would like to, please email sustain@indiana.edu to subscribe.

Select ongoing events and opportunities are highlighted in our weekly email, while the full list of items are available on this weekly blog post. Instructions for submitting an item to either our calendar or blog are at the end of this post.

IUOS Website | Twitter | Facebook |  Calendar

Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Apply to the 2012/2013 Academic Year Internship Program 
We are now accepting applications for the 2012/2013 academic year internship program. See the details below or click here to be taken directly to the website.

Program Details:

  • 11 internship positions available
  • Internships run from October through April
  • 10-15 hrs/week
  • $9/hr undergraduate and $11/hr graduate

Hiring Timeline:

  • Friday August 31: We strongly suggest that you submit your recommendation request BEFORE Friday, Aug. 31 to give your evaluator enough time to submit their recommendation letter.
  • Friday, September 7: Online applications AND recommendations due. *Note: Applicants will NOT be allowed to submit applications until their online recommendations have been received*
  • Saturday, Sept 8 – Monday, Sept 17: First round reviews
  • Wednesday, Sept 19: Second round candidates notified for interview
  • Friday, Sept 28: Interns selected and notified

For more information about the internship program, go to our website. Email sustain@indiana.edu with specific questions regarding the internship.

Become a member of the Campus Garden Initiative’s Garden Corps team  (posted 8/20)
Step into the world of Bloomington’s local food scene while helping maintain the campus garden. Corps members will have the opportunity to meet with local chefs, farmers, and food advocates while helping to strengthen our own campus food system.

Position Details:
  • 6-10 hrs/wk from September to early December
  • Compensation: In addition to free, fresh vegetables, you will gain knowledge and experience about gardening, time management, organization, and leadership.

To find out more information or to apply to the program click here. « Read the rest of this entry »

OMG! We Are All Freaking Out About Big Red Eats Green (& Bikes) on September 6th!!!

08/27/2012 § Leave a comment

By Director Bill Brown

The first Big Red Eats Green (BREG) Festival last year was a shocking success. Not shocking that students would want to explore the famous Bloomington local food cornucopia at bargain prices, but shocking that the, uh, feeding frenzy ensued in spite of a last minute location change.

On the day of BREG, weather forecasts and radar indicated that the outdoor festival scheduled for Dunn Meadow should probably be moved indoors. So, at the last minute, with considerable ingenuity for all involved, it was moved indoors to venerable Alumni Hall. I personally assumed it would be a bust at that point as it would be hard for people to find it, in spite of a valiant attempt to place signs in Dunn Meadow.  How sad. So much work went into the planning.

I underestimated the power of social media. And I under-imagined how cool even an indoor event combining delicious, healthy, local gourmet food at affordable prices, live music, and campus and community organizations educating students would be. The vibe was magical! The cell phones came out, texts were texted, and tweets were tweeted. OMG! Get over here now! #iubreg @IUeatsLocal

And the People came! SRO! The ancient stone stairwells became dining bleachers. And they returned for seconds and thirds. « Read the rest of this entry »

This Week in Sustainability 8.20.12

08/20/2012 § Leave a comment

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Upcoming events are listed in a weekly email bulletin and on our calendar. If you do not receive our weekly email and would like to, please email sustain@indiana.edu to subscribe.

Select ongoing events and opportunities are highlighted in our weekly email, while the full list of items are available on this weekly blog post. Instructions for submitting an item to either our calendar or blog are at the end of this post.

IUOS Website | Twitter | Facebook |  Calendar

Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Apply to the 2012/2013 Academic Year Internship Program (posted 8/20)
We are now accepting applications for the 2012/2013 academic year internship program. See the details below or click here to be taken directly to the website.

***Information Session this Thursday 8/23 
When: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: E House (704 E. 10th St.)
Description: Come to E House for an informal information session. This is a great opportunity to meet with our staff, hear from former interns about their projects, and learn detailed information about our office, our mission, and this year’s internship program. Email sustain@indiana.edu with questions.

Program Details:
  • 11 internship positions available
  • Internships run from October through April
  • 10-15 hrs/week
  • $9/hr undergraduate and $11/hr graduate

Hiring Timeline:

  • Friday August 31: We strongly suggest that you submit your recommendation request BEFORE Friday, Aug. 31 to give your evaluator enough time to submit their recommendation letter.
  • Friday, September 7: Online applications AND recommendations due. *Note: Applicants will NOT be allowed to submit applications until their online recommendations have been received*
  • Saturday, Sept 8 – Monday, Sept 17: First round reviews
  • Wednesday, Sept 19: Second round candidates notified for interview
  • Friday, Sept 28: Interns selected and notified

For more information about the internship program, go to our website. Email sustain@indiana.edu with specific questions regarding the internship.

Become a member of the Campus Garden Initiative’s Garden Corps team  (posted 8/20)
Step into the world of Bloomington’s local food scene while helping maintain the campus garden. Corps members will have the opportunity to meet with local chefs, farmers, and food advocates while helping to strengthen our own campus food system.

Position Details:
  • 6-10 hrs/wk from September to early December
  • Compensation: In addition to free, fresh vegetables, you will gain knowledge and experience about gardening, time management, organization, and leadership.

To find out more information or to apply to the program click here. « Read the rest of this entry »

This Week in Sustainability 8.14.12

08/14/2012 § Leave a comment

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Upcoming events are listed in a weekly email bulletin and on our calendar. If you do not receive our weekly email and would like to, please email sustain@indiana.edu to subscribe.

Select ongoing events and opportunities are highlighted in our weekly email, while the full list of items are available on this weekly blog post. Instructions for submitting an item to either our calendar or blog are at the end of this post.

IUOS Website | Twitter | Facebook |  Calendar

Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Applications for Academic Year Sustainability Internship Program Opening Shortly (posted 8/14)
The 2012-2013 Academic Year Internship Program will open its application system this week. Applicants are encouraged to notify recommenders as soon as possible to ensure timely submission of recommendations. Please visit the IUOS internship program site for more details. Position descriptions and updated logistics will be posted soon.
Volunteer for the Big Red Eats Green (& Bikes)  (posted 8/14)
Consider volunteering for the September 6th festival. Big Red Eats Green (& Bikes) is a local/seasonal food festival featuring Bloomington restaurants and local farmers as well as a bicycle transportation fair. There will be several volunteer shifts available throughout the day. Go to the website  for more information or email breg@indiana.edu with questions.
Support the Mass Transit Initiative (posted 8/14)
Get involved in bringing a 21st century transit system to Central Indiana by contacting state legislators, signing a petition, or volunteering your time. In order for the city of Bloomington and other Indiana communities to be able to fund transit systems on the local level, our help is needed to move this initiative forward.  To learn more visit the icat (Indiana Citizens’ Alliance for Transit) website.            

Submitting an event or opportunity:

  •  If you are interested in having an event included on our calendar, please send an email with the title, time, date, location and description to susevent@indiana.edu by the Saturday evening before the Monday you wish for the event to begin to be advertised.
  • Items for the blog post (ongoing events and other opportunities) may also be sent to susevent@indiana.edu. Items will be listed for 4 weeks. After this time they will be retired, but you may email susevent@indiana.edu to resubmit your item with an extension request if you feel your item should remain on the list for a longer period of time.
  • Regional and national programs that have continual opportunities will be listed on a new webpage that we are in the process of developing. This will be a more static site that includes basic information and typical application and program dates. If we are contacted about an upcoming deadline for these opportunities, we will include a reminder in this weekly post.
  • Please email us at susevent@indiana.edu if you have any questions.

This Week in Sustainability 8.6.12

08/06/2012 § Leave a comment

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Upcoming events are listed in a weekly email bulletin and on our calendar. If you do not receive our weekly email and would like to, please email sustain@indiana.edu to subscribe.

Select ongoing events and opportunities are highlighted in our weekly email, while the full list of items are available on this weekly blog post. Instructions for submitting an item to either our calendar or blog are at the end of this post.

IUOS Website | Twitter | Facebook |  Calendar

Applications for Academic Year Sustainability Internship Program to open 8/13 (posted 8/6)
The 2012-2013 Academic Year Internship Program will open its application system on Monday, August 13. Applicants are encouraged to notify recommenders as soon as possible to ensure timely submission of recommendations. Please visit the IUOS internship program site for more details. Position descriptions and updated logistics will also be posted on 8/13.

Volunteer for the Hoosier to Hoosier Sale (posted 7/31)
Get a sneak peek at sale goods! Volunteers are needed to help sort and stage the many  items donated for the Hoosier to Hoosier Sale. Remaining pre-sale volunteer days include August 8 & 10, and volunteers are also needed on sale day itself, August 11. See the volunteer page for more information, or go directly to the sign-up page to register. Questions may be directed to h2h@indiana.edu. « Read the rest of this entry »

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