This Week in Sustainability 11.27.12

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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.

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Featured news, ongoing events, and opportunities: 

Indiana University Office of Sustainability Summer 2013 Internships (posted 1/14)
Looking for an intellectually engaging, creatively stimulating, fun, challenging internship that will build your professional skill set?  Interested in social, economic, and environmental issues and their intersection on our campus? Apply to the Summer 2013 Internship Program in Sustainability!  This summer’s program will run from May 13, 2013, to August 2, 2013.  and interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours/week in addition to attending a weekly seminar.  Students interested in applying may visit
http://www.indiana.edu/~sustain/Intern/apply.html for more information about the program, this year’s position descriptions, and link to application.  Applications are due on Friday, February 17, 2013.  Additional questions and comments can be directed to sustain@indiana.edu .

Volunteer at the Campus Garden (posted 1/14)
Even though it’s getting cold out, there are still opportunities to volunteer at the Campus Garden!  Every Tuesday from 5-7 pm and Friday from 9-11 am all are welcome to come play in the dirt and learn more about gardening.  All tools and gloves are provided.   For more information, click here.

Hoosier to Hoosier Call Out Meetings (posted 1/14)
If you’re a former volunteer, we’d love to have you involved in sale planning.  If you haven’t volunteered yet, we need you!  Whether you have a group you’d like to get involved in volunteering, would like to serve on a committee, or if you just have ideas for how to make the sale better, these meetings are for you!  Both meetings (January 16 and 17) will take place at 5:30 pm; the meetings will be identical in content, but we are offering two times just in case interested folks have schedule conflicts.  On Wednesday, January 16, the meeting will be at the E-house, and on Thursday, January 17, the meeting will be at Monroe County Public Library, Room 1C.  Hope to see you there!

Jim Hightower: America’s Populist Cowboy Gallops Into Bloomington (posted 1/14)
“Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.”  So says New York Times best-selling author Jim Hightower, heard daily at 9 am on Bloomington station WFHB, 91.3 FM.  In celebration of WFHB’s 20th anniversary, Hightower will share his no-holds-barred critiques of Big Money, Big Corporations, and Big Government in a one-night event that includes questions from the audience and a book signing of his latest bestseller, “Swim Against the Current:  A dead Fish Can Go With The Flow.”  Tickets on sale at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9742522 .

The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Bike Ride  (posted 1/14)
Rain nor sleet nor snow nor roving bands of zombies will keep us from the streets during Bloomington’s second annual Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Bike Ride. The 7-mile ride will traverse urban cycling routes around Bloomington to prove that it’s possible to bike in all kinds of weather.  Intended for both the fearful and the fearless.  There is no entry fee, this is a FREE event!  Visit www.tinyurl.com/terriblebikeride , contact sustain@bloomington.in.gov , or call 349.3837 for more information.  Join us at Lennie’s afterwards for brunch!  All brunch items will be available to participants at 50% off.

Green Drinks Bloomington – January Meeting (posted 1/14)
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.  They are kicking off the new year on Wednesday, January 23 at 6 pm with Michael Hamburger, Professor of Geological Sciences at IU.  Michael will provide a presentation entitled “Catastrophe! Natural Disasters, Sustainability, and the Future of Civilization”.  There’s a $5 suggested donation and some food will be provided.  To receive a monthly reminder, write greendrinksbloomington@gmail.com .  To learn more about Green Drinks visit www.greendrinks.org .

Mindful Based Stress Reduction (posted 1/14)
Learn effective ways to address stressful “situations on the spot” to decrease mind-body tension.  This class will allow participants to practice managing chronic stress, improve focused attention and communication, and enhance their overall wellness.  This class is free to all employees who are able to commit to attending these weekly sessions for 10 weeks, starting on January 18.  For more information and to sign up for this class go to: http://www.iu.edu/~welliu/Classes/IU%20Bloomington.shtml .

Diabetes: Are You At Risk? (posted 1/14)
Attend this FREE 16-week is designed to reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  It is designed to create awareness of the causes of the disease.  This class will be led by Susan Woods, Lifestyle Coach.  For more information and to register, click here.  Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, starting again on Tuesday, January 22, in the Indiana Memorial Union Redbud Room.

Bloomington Community Orchard Nonprofit Internship Program (posted 1/14)
The Bloomington Community Orchard’s Operations team seeks interns for the 2013 winter/spring season.  There are three positions available on the Operations team.  Each intern will participate in the operations of the orchard, in addition to developing and managing and independent project.  For the individual assignment, the interns will choose from the following positions: Tree Steward, Pest Management, and Permaculture Design.  If you are interested in community development, urban agriculture, food security, and education through demonstration, then this is the internship for you.  If you have any questions regarding the organization or internship, feel free to email Amy Allen at alleamy@umail.iu.edu . Click here for more information about the organization, internships, and how to apply.  The application deadline is Sunday February 3, 2013.

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 noon on the Friday 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.
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