This Week in Sustainability 2.25.13

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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: 

Sustainability Course Development Fellowships Available (posted 2/11)
Application Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013
Description: Applications are being accepted for the Sustainability Course Development Fellowship, an opportunity offered by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.  This Fellowship supports faculty who develop new courses which apply principles of sustainability.  Development of both undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction are supported, as well as service-learning courses.
Questions: For more information, visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs website at: .

2013 Geothermal Student Competition (posted 2/25)
Application Deadline : Friday, March 29, 2013
Description: The US Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education are pleased to announce the 2013 Geothermal Student Competition.  The Competition is looking for engaged students to take part in a collaborative exercise to make a business plan for developing a geothermal enterprise.  Applicants are encouraged to consider a candidate resource in their home state/region, though convincing plans for any domestic target will also be considered.
Questions: For more information, click here or contact Dr. Desmond Stubbs, Program Manager, at: . 

2013 Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard (MHC) Garden Internships (posted 2/25)
Application Deadline : Friday, March 8, 2013
Description: MHC is currently seeking garden interns for the upcoming 2013 growing season.  MHC’s Community Garden program provides fresh and nutritious food to their own pantry.  Interns will work closely with staff and volunteers to plan, plant, and maintain MHC’s garden.  3 internship positions are available within the Youth Gardening Program and Hoophouse Management.  Interns will utilize Permaculture, Biointensive, and Biodynamic growing methods as they explore their interests within gardening.
Questions: For more information, contact Stephanie Solomon at , or click here for more information.

2013 Trashion Refashion Show (posted 2/18)
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2013 (register and photos)
 DescriptionThe Trashion Refashion Show is a community event that displays local fashion designs from designers (of all ages and skill-levels) around the Bloomington campus and community. You can submit a design or up to three designs in either the trashion or refashion category. Trashion is the result of creatively turning discarded items into fashion. Refashion is the result of modifying existing clothing into something more fashionable. The show will be held on April 21st at 7:00pm at the BCT.
Questions: Click here for more information.

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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