This Week in Sustainability 1.28.13

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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 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: 

Applications for the Summer 2013 Internships are Now Open (posted 1/28)
Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013
Time Commitment: Each position will require 20 hours per week.  The positions run from May 2013 – August 2013.
Compensation: Interns will be compensated for their time at a rate of $11/hr for graduate students and $9/hr for undergraduates.
Positon Description: Numerous positions are available for the Indiana University Office of Sustainability Summer 2013 Internship Program.  Applicants must be full-time students at Indiana University Bloomington at the time they apply to the program.  Applicants must also have a good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Graduate and undergraduate students in all schools are eligible to apply.  Click here to learn more about the internship opportunities we have available.
Questions: If you have any questions, comments, concerns or need some advice about the application process, email us at .

Bloomington Community Orchard Nonprofit Internship Program (posted 1/28)
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 3, 2013
Compensation: NA at this time; information upon request.
Positon Description: 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 int he operations of the orchard, in addition to developing and managing their 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.
Questions: If you have any questions regarding the organization or internship, feel free to email Amy Allen at .  Click here for more information about the organization, internships, and how to apply.

Volunteer at the Campus Garden (posted 1/28)
Even though it’s getting cold out, there are still opportunities to volunteer at the Campus Garden!  Every Tuesday from 5-7pm 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.

Diabetes: Are You At Risk?   (posted 1/28)
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 in the Indiana Memorial Union Redbud Room.

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 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 Items will be listed for 4 weeks. After this time they will be retired, but you may email 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 if you have any questions.

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