Decrease Pain at the Pump: Avoid the Pump

This week, the Office of Sustainability interns heard about state and federal environmental policy from the Hoosier Environmental Council's Jesse Kharbanda and Sen. Lugar's senior policy analyst, Neil Brown. In preparing for this discussion, we read through a variety of documents including Sen. Lugar's proposed energy legislation. In reading through Sen. Lugar's "Practical Energy Plan," … Continue reading Decrease Pain at the Pump: Avoid the Pump

Modern career paths: curvy, not straight

For the past couple of weeks, the Summer Sustainability Interns have been treated to a variety of guest speakers, including Bloomington and Indianapolis sustainability coordinators, local nonprofit leaders, and a policy analyst for Sen. Lugar.  My favorite question to ask of these folks is always, How did you arrive at your current position? One trend … Continue reading Modern career paths: curvy, not straight

This Week in Sustainability 7.18.11

If 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. Upcoming Events: Thursday, July 21 Lunch and Learn at the Bryan House Garden When: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Where: The Bryan House Garden Description: To … Continue reading This Week in Sustainability 7.18.11

This Week in Sustainability 7.12.11

If 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. Upcoming Events: Thursday, July 14 Bloomington Food Policy Council Meeting When: 7:00 - 8:30 PM Where: McCloskey conference room of the Showers Building, 401 North Morton … Continue reading This Week in Sustainability 7.12.11

IUOS in Indianapolis: Recycling Center

This week the Indiana University Office of Sustainability interns ventured to Indianapolis to learn more about  Energy Solutions, Republic Recycling Center, and The Nature Conservancy. Interesting discussion was generated from meeting with representatives from all 3 organizations. It was great to learn more about wind and solar energy, and discuss the features of the LEED … Continue reading IUOS in Indianapolis: Recycling Center

The Nature Conservancy: Part of the Natural Environment

This past week the Indiana University Office of Sustainability interns took a trip up to Indianapolis to learn about three companies working in the sustainability field. They included: Energy Solutions, Republic Recycling Center, and finally The Nature Conservancy. As we walked the halls the Efroymson Conservation Center, home of the Indiana Nature Conservancy, I felt as … Continue reading The Nature Conservancy: Part of the Natural Environment