Second Annual ACPA Institute on Sustainability Hilles Center, Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA June 11-13, 2009 Co-sponsors: Bon Appétit, NextGen & StudentVoice Conference Overview The second annual ACPA Institute on Sustainability will again bring together students, staff and faculty from colleges and universities across the country who are committed to sustainability. Now, more than ever, it is essential to implement sustainable practices that save money and reduce a campus’ carbon footprint. This Institute will provide participants with the tools necessary to help each campus become more sustainable. The goal of the institute is to provide individuals and institution teams with a plethora of knowledge about sustainability so that they can return to their campuses prepared to contribute to the development of sustainable policies and practices and the education of campus community members. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from some of the leading sustainability scholars and practitioners; explore promising practices from campuses across the country; and develop a framework and actionable goals that can be taken back to campus and integrated into the core of the institution. The ACPA Institute on Sustainability will seek to create education and awareness for sustainability's triple bottom line and sessions will include the following: Renewable Energies Technologies & Funding Creating Regional Consortiums Green Building and Renovation Integrating Sustainability into the Fabric of Campus Assessing Student Learning Sustainability and Student Activism Featured Speakers: Tom Kelly, Ph.D., the first director of the University Office of Sustainability (UOS) and Chief Sustainability Officer at the University of New Hampshire; Simran Sethi, Environment correspondent for NBC Nightly News and "The Today Show" and the Lacy C. Haynes Professional Chair at the University of Kansas School of Journalism & Mass Communication; and Shanah Trevenna, an amazing student from the University of Hawai’i at Mânoa. Additional information on the institute’s program, registration and how to submit a “Showcase Program” can be found at: http://www.myacpa.org/pd/sustainability. Kathleen Gardner Associate Director of Residence Life Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Box 1254 Edwardsville, IL 62026-1254 (618) 650-4251 (618) 650-4620 fax ------=_NextPart_000_012E_01C9BE97.9EDD4450 Content-Type: text/html; charset=windows-1257 Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Second Annual ACPA Institute on Sustainability

 

Hilles Center, Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
June 11-13, 2009
Co-sponsors: Bon Appétit, NextGen & StudentVoice

Conference Overview

The second annual ACPA Institute on Sustainability will again bring together students, staff and faculty from colleges and universities across the country who are committed to sustainability. Now, more than ever, it is essential to implement sustainable practices that save money and reduce a campus’ carbon footprint. This Institute will provide participants with the tools necessary to help each campus become more sustainable.

The goal of the institute is to provide individuals and institution teams with a plethora of knowledge about sustainability so that they can return to their campuses prepared to contribute to the development of sustainable policies and practices and the education of campus community members.  Participants will have the opportunity to hear from some of the leading sustainability scholars and practitioners; explore promising practices from campuses across the country; and develop a framework and actionable goals that can be taken back to campus and integrated into the core of the institution.

The ACPA Institute on Sustainability will seek to create education and awareness for sustainability's triple bottom line and sessions will include the following:

Renewable Energies Technologies & Funding
Creating Regional Consortiums
Green Building and Renovation
Integrating Sustainability into the Fabric of Campus
Assessing Student Learning
Sustainability and Student Activism

Featured Speakers:  Tom Kelly, Ph.D., the first director of the University Office of Sustainability (UOS) and Chief Sustainability Officer at the University of New Hampshire; Simran Sethi,  Environment correspondent for NBC Nightly News and "The Today Show" and the Lacy C. Haynes Professional Chair at the University of Kansas School of Journalism & Mass Communication; and Shanah Trevenna, an amazing student from the University of Hawai’i at Mânoa. 

Additional information on the institute’s program, registration and how to submit a “Showcase Program” can be found at:  http://www.myacpa.org/pd/sustainability

 

 

Kathleen Gardner

Associate Director of Residence Life

 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Box 1254

Edwardsville, IL 62026-1254

 

(618) 650-4251

(618) 650-4620 fax

 

 

------=_NextPart_000_012E_01C9BE97.9EDD4450-- --=_zi5g7x55ei8-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:05:27 -0400 Reply-To: sustainability@uvm.edu Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Office of Sustainability Organization: University of Vermont Subject: UVM Sustainability Fellow Search MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------020009040101010205060706" --------------020009040101010205060706 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Please pass this announcement on to faculty members and current graduate students, as well as to prospective graduate students. A pdf version is attached for posting and easier reading. -Gioia *University Sustainability Fellows Program*** *Application Deadline May 22, 2009*** The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce its search for a University Sustainability Fellow with an emphasis on *Environmental Performance Tracking and Reporting.* During 2009-2010 the Fellow will focus on the publication of an environmental report card with environmental performance indicators similar to /Tracking UVM/, published in 2002. This Fellows program was created in 2008 to support the University-wide emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The program is supported by the Graduate College and managed by the Office of Sustainability. The program includes three fellow positions, two of which are filled by two doctoral students focusing on Ecoliteracy and Campus Projects. *Job Description*: The sustainability research and education work involved in this position will be conducted under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Sustainability. The Environmental Tracking Fellow will develop projects to assess UVM's environmental performance, manage and update previously completed assessments, organize and maintain information collected during projects, and assist in connecting students and classes to needed information for their own projects. This position will involve conducting qualitative and quantitative research, drafting project reports, presenting results to audiences such as the UVM Environmental Forum, and working with staff, students, and faculty to collect and disperse environmental assessment information. *Award*: The Fellow will receive $24,000 over 12 months starting in September 1, 2009, with the expectation of working 20 hours per week. In addition, up to $8,000 is available toward the Fellow's tuition and fees. The appointment is for one year. The Fellow will have office space and access to a laptop in the Office of Sustainability. Students who receive funding from this fellowship must follow the rules of their own department and the Graduate College. *Minimum Requirements*: Enrolled graduate student with two to four years' academic study or experience in sustainability-related field; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong computer skills, including Internet research, data management, and document writing and layout; ability to work independently and as a team member, exercising judgment and self direction, and seeking out advice. *Preferred*: Applicants with current or anticipated academic work in related field; familiarity with the field of sustainability in higher education; project management experience; additional knowledge and experience in related topics, such as green building, waste management, energy efficiency, sustainability reporting. *To Apply*: Please send resume and letter of interest to Gioia Thompson, Director, Office of Sustainability, 401 Billings Center, 48 University Place, Burlington VT 05405. If you have any questions, please contact Mieko Ozeki, Sustainability Projects Coordinator at (802) 656-0906, sustainability@uvm.edu . Electronic submissions are preferred; please check that submission has been received. ------------------------------------ Office of Sustainability 284 East Avenue, Room 253 University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05405 (802) 656-0895 (802) 656-1075 (fax) http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability --------------020009040101010205060706 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Please pass this announcement on to faculty members and current graduate students, as well as to prospective graduate students. 
A pdf version is attached for posting and easier reading. -Gioia

University Sustainability Fellows Program

Application Deadline May 22, 2009

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce its search for a University Sustainability Fellow with an emphasis on Environmental Performance Tracking and Reporting. During 2009-2010 the Fellow will focus on the publication of an environmental report card with environmental performance indicators similar to Tracking UVM, published in 2002.

This Fellows program was created in 2008 to support the University-wide emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The program is supported by the Graduate College and managed by the Office of Sustainability.  The program includes three fellow positions, two of which are filled by two doctoral students focusing on Ecoliteracy and Campus Projects.

Job Description:  The sustainability research and education work involved in this position will be conducted under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Sustainability. The Environmental Tracking Fellow will develop projects to assess UVM’s environmental performance, manage and update previously completed assessments, organize and maintain information collected during projects, and assist in connecting students and classes to needed information for their own projects.  This position will involve conducting qualitative and quantitative research, drafting project reports, presenting results to audiences such as the UVM Environmental Forum, and working with staff, students, and faculty to collect and disperse environmental assessment information.

Award:  The Fellow will receive $24,000 over 12 months starting in September 1, 2009, with the expectation of working 20 hours per week.  In addition, up to $8,000 is available toward the Fellow’s tuition and fees.  The appointment is for one year.  The Fellow will have office space and access to a laptop in the Office of Sustainability.  Students who receive funding from this fellowship must follow the rules of their own department and the Graduate College. 

Minimum Requirements:  Enrolled graduate student with two to four years’ academic study or experience in sustainability-related field; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong computer skills, including Internet research, data management, and document writing and layout; ability to work independently and as a team member, exercising judgment and self direction, and seeking out advice.  Preferred: Applicants with current or anticipated academic work in related field; familiarity with the field of sustainability in higher education; project management experience; additional knowledge and experience in related topics, such as green building, waste management, energy efficiency, sustainability reporting.

 To Apply:  Please send resume and letter of interest to Gioia Thompson, Director, Office of Sustainability, 401 Billings Center, 48 University Place, Burlington VT 05405. If you have any questions, please contact Mieko Ozeki, Sustainability Projects Coordinator at (802) 656-0906, sustainability@uvm.edu.  Electronic submissions are preferred; please check that submission has been received.                     


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Office of Sustainability
284 East Avenue, Room 253
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-0895
(802) 656-1075 (fax)
http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability
--------------020009040101010205060706-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:19:00 -0400 Reply-To: sustainability@uvm.edu Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Office of Sustainability Organization: University of Vermont Subject: UVM Sustainability Fellow Search MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------060805060406000401060102" --------------060805060406000401060102 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Please pass this announcement on to faculty members and current graduate students, as well as to prospective graduate students. A pdf version is attached for posting and easier reading. -Gioia *University Sustainability Fellows Program*** *Application Deadline May 22, 2009*** The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce its search for a University Sustainability Fellow with an emphasis on *Environmental Performance Tracking and Reporting.* During 2009-2010 the Fellow will focus on the publication of an environmental report card with environmental performance indicators similar to /Tracking UVM/, published in 2002. This Fellows program was created in 2008 to support the University-wide emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The program is supported by the Graduate College and managed by the Office of Sustainability. The program includes three fellow positions, two of which are filled by two doctoral students focusing on Ecoliteracy and Campus Projects. *Job Description*: The sustainability research and education work involved in this position will be conducted under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Sustainability. The Environmental Tracking Fellow will develop projects to assess UVM's environmental performance, manage and update previously completed assessments, organize and maintain information collected during projects, and assist in connecting students and classes to needed information for their own projects. This position will involve conducting qualitative and quantitative research, drafting project reports, presenting results to audiences such as the UVM Environmental Forum, and working with staff, students, and faculty to collect and disperse environmental assessment information. *Award*: The Fellow will receive $24,000 over 12 months starting in September 1, 2009, with the expectation of working 20 hours per week. In addition, up to $8,000 is available toward the Fellow's tuition and fees. The appointment is for one year. The Fellow will have office space and access to a laptop in the Office of Sustainability. Students who receive funding from this fellowship must follow the rules of their own department and the Graduate College. *Minimum Requirements*: Enrolled graduate student with two to four years' academic study or experience in sustainability-related field; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong computer skills, including Internet research, data management, and document writing and layout; ability to work independently and as a team member, exercising judgment and self direction, and seeking out advice. *Preferred*: Applicants with current or anticipated academic work in related field; familiarity with the field of sustainability in higher education; project management experience; additional knowledge and experience in related topics, such as green building, waste management, energy efficiency, sustainability reporting. *To Apply*: Please send resume and letter of interest to Gioia Thompson, Director, Office of Sustainability, 401 Billings Center, 48 University Place, Burlington VT 05405. If you have any questions, please contact Mieko Ozeki, Sustainability Projects Coordinator at (802) 656-0906, sustainability@uvm.edu . Electronic submissions are preferred; please check that submission has been received. ------------------------------------ Office of Sustainability 284 East Avenue, Room 253 University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05405 (802) 656-0895 (802) 656-1075 (fax) http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability --------------060805060406000401060102 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Please pass this announcement on to faculty members and current graduate students, as well as to prospective graduate students. 
A pdf version is attached for posting and easier reading. -Gioia

University Sustainability Fellows Program

Application Deadline May 22, 2009

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce its search for a University Sustainability Fellow with an emphasis on Environmental Performance Tracking and Reporting. During 2009-2010 the Fellow will focus on the publication of an environmental report card with environmental performance indicators similar to Tracking UVM, published in 2002.

This Fellows program was created in 2008 to support the University-wide emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The program is supported by the Graduate College and managed by the Office of Sustainability.  The program includes three fellow positions, two of which are filled by two doctoral students focusing on Ecoliteracy and Campus Projects.

Job Description:  The sustainability research and education work involved in this position will be conducted under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Sustainability. The Environmental Tracking Fellow will develop projects to assess UVM’s environmental performance, manage and update previously completed assessments, organize and maintain information collected during projects, and assist in connecting students and classes to needed information for their own projects.  This position will involve conducting qualitative and quantitative research, drafting project reports, presenting results to audiences such as the UVM Environmental Forum, and working with staff, students, and faculty to collect and disperse environmental assessment information.

Award:  The Fellow will receive $24,000 over 12 months starting in September 1, 2009, with the expectation of working 20 hours per week.  In addition, up to $8,000 is available toward the Fellow’s tuition and fees.  The appointment is for one year.  The Fellow will have office space and access to a laptop in the Office of Sustainability.  Students who receive funding from this fellowship must follow the rules of their own department and the Graduate College. 

Minimum Requirements:  Enrolled graduate student with two to four years’ academic study or experience in sustainability-related field; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong computer skills, including Internet research, data management, and document writing and layout; ability to work independently and as a team member, exercising judgment and self direction, and seeking out advice.  Preferred: Applicants with current or anticipated academic work in related field; familiarity with the field of sustainability in higher education; project management experience; additional knowledge and experience in related topics, such as green building, waste management, energy efficiency, sustainability reporting.

 To Apply:  Please send resume and letter of interest to Gioia Thompson, Director, Office of Sustainability, 401 Billings Center, 48 University Place, Burlington VT 05405. If you have any questions, please contact Mieko Ozeki, Sustainability Projects Coordinator at (802) 656-0906, sustainability@uvm.edu.  Electronic submissions are preferred; please check that submission has been received.                     


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Office of Sustainability
284 East Avenue, Room 253
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-0895
(802) 656-1075 (fax)
http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability
--------------060805060406000401060102-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:22:34 -0400 Reply-To: Alicia Taylor Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Alicia Taylor Subject: Dr Your Bike Mon. 4/20 11am-2pm - RSVP today! MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Get your bike ready for the Spring with a free class on basic bike maintenance with Bike Recycle VT! Mon. 4/20 11am-2pm on the sidewalk between Bailey Howe and the Davis Center (rain location Billings North Lounge). Sign up for a 1/2 hr session. Free bike lights to the first 50 people to sign up! To RSVP email Alicia.Taylor@uvm.edu or call 802 656-9405. Please note: There is still plenty of space of available in all of the sessions. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. See details below. ========================================================================Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:54:04 -0400 Reply-To: "M. Isis Erb" Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: "M. Isis Erb" Subject: Earth Week Kickoff Panel With Audience Participation Comments: To: snrfac@list.uvm.edu, uvmstudents@list.uvm.edu, carbonators@list.uvm.edu, edc@list.uvm.edu, rsenrgrads@list.uvm.edu, undergnr@list.uvm.edu, giee@list.uvm.edu, ENVS Getchell Studies Ibit , Anne-Marie Resnik Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=Apple-Mail-35--320160353 Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v930.3) --Apple-Mail-35--320160353 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed; delsp=yes Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Please forgive any corss posting - and please share with anyone you think might be interested! ~Thank You! ************************************************************************ CREATING A GREEN ECONOMY IN VERMONT: AVOIDING 20TH CENTURY RESPONSES TO 21ST CENTURY PROBLEMS Earth Week Kickoff Panel With Audience Participation: Monday April 20, 2009 (4:00‐6:00 pm) Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center University of Vermont, Burlington VT Introduction: Daniel Fogel, President, University of Vermont Panel: Robert Costanza, Gund Institute, University of Vermont Jennifer Green and Bruce Seifer, Community and Economic Development Office, City of Burlington Scott Johnstone, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation Kesha Ram, Vermont House of Representatives Moderator: Jon Erickson, Rubenstein School, University of Vermont Full schedule: www.uvm.edu/climatechange/ --Apple-Mail-35--320160353 Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=Apple-Mail-36--320160352 --Apple-Mail-36--320160352 Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Please forgive any corss posting - and please share with anyone you think might be interested!

~Thank You!

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CREATING A GREEN ECONOMY IN VERMONT:
AVOIDING 20TH CENTURY RESPONSES TO 21ST CENTURY PROBLEMS

Earth Week Kickoff Panel With Audience Participation:

Monday April 20, 2009 (4:00‐6:00 pm)
Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center
University of Vermont, Burlington VT

Introduction:
Daniel Fogel, President, University of Vermont

Panel:
Robert Costanza, Gund Institute, University of Vermont
Jennifer Green and Bruce Seifer, Community and Economic
Development Office, City of Burlington
Scott Johnstone, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Kesha Ram, Vermont House of Representatives

Moderator:
Jon Erickson, Rubenstein School, University of Vermont

Full schedule: www.uvm.edu/climatechange/

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--Apple-Mail-36--320160352-- --Apple-Mail-35--320160353-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:45:43 -0400 Reply-To: Tatiana Abatemarco Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Tatiana Abatemarco Subject: Environmental Forum- Thursday 4/23 1-4pm MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------000703040101070102080001" This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --------------000703040101070102080001 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Please note, next week's Environmental Forum meeting will be 3 hours long. We will be providing refreshments and there will also be a scheduled break. Please feel free to arrive and leave at your convenience. Environmental Forum: Undergraduate Research Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center Thursday April 23, 1:00-4:00pm DRAFT AGENDA 1:00-1:05 Settle in and introductions 1:05-1:10 Announcements 1:10-1:20 Office of Sustainability Report: Year in Review 1:20-1:30 Focus The Nation/ Earth Week update and discussion 1:30-1:50 Presentation by the Campus Sustainability Course on their final project 1:50-2:10 Dexter Locke 2:10-2:20 Break 2:20-2:40 Taylor Lalemand-"Reducing Buildings' Energy Use: A Synthesis of Opportunities for the UVM Climate Action Plan" 2:40-3:00 Mike Kelly- creative arts thesis for sustainability gallery 3:00-3:20 Hunter Houde - "Poverty Alleviation in America through Microfinance: A Glimpse at the Industry, and How it is Incorporating Social and Environmental Values Amidst a Changing Economy." 3:30-3:45 Jane Petrillo, CDAE- Graphic Design Project: a campaign to reduce paper towel usage in the res halls. 3:45-4:00 Wrap up -- Tatiana Abatemarco, MA Graduate Research Fellow UVM Office of Sustainability Doctoral Student Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources tabatema@uvm.edu (802)656-0895 --------------000703040101070102080001 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Please note, next week's Environmental Forum meeting will be 3 hours long.  We will be providing refreshments and there will also be a scheduled break.
Please feel free to arrive and leave at your convenience.


Environmental Forum: Undergraduate Research

Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center

Thursday April 23, 1:00-4:00pm

 
DRAFT AGENDA

1:00-1:05 Settle in and introductions

1:05-1:10 Announcements

1:10-1:20 Office of Sustainability Report: Year in Review

1:20-1:30 Focus The Nation/ Earth Week update and discussion

1:30-1:50 Presentation by the Campus Sustainability Course on their final project

1:50-2:10 Dexter Locke

2:10-2:20 Break

2:20-2:40 Taylor Lalemand-"Reducing Buildings' Energy Use: A Synthesis of Opportunities for the UVM Climate Action Plan" 

2:40-3:00 Mike Kelly- creative arts thesis for sustainability gallery

3:00-3:20 Hunter Houde - "Poverty Alleviation in America through Microfinance:  A Glimpse at the Industry, and How it is Incorporating Social and Environmental Values Amidst a Changing Economy."

3:30-3:45 Jane Petrillo, CDAE- Graphic Design Project: a campaign to reduce paper towel usage in the res halls. 

3:45-4:00 Wrap up

-- 
Tatiana Abatemarco, MA
Graduate Research Fellow 
UVM Office of Sustainability
Doctoral Student
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
tabatema@uvm.edu 
(802)656-0895
--------------000703040101070102080001-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 13:08:19 -0400 Reply-To: Valerie Esposito Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Valerie Esposito Subject: Tonight: Think Global...Laugh Local Comments: To: RSENRGRADS@LIST.UVM.EDU, GIEE@LIST.UVM.EDU Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=Apple-Mail-11--312105272 Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v930.3) --Apple-Mail-11--312105272 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; format=flowed; delsp=yes Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Vermont Earth Institute Invites You to Think Global…Laugh Local...TONIGHT!! Burlington, Vermont—It may not be everyday that a funny thing happens on the way to the compost bin. But tonight, on April 17, 2009, humor will take center stage as we challenge ourselves to live a little lighter. The Vermont Earth Institute presents Think Global…Laugh Local, an evening of laughter and learning about issues of sustainability and the environment. Headliners include performer Kathryn Blume with an excerpt from The Boycott, comedian Jason Lorber, author/speaker Jim Merkel, AVR Eco- Cabaret performers and cartoons by Ed Koren. Join us at Contois Auditorium, Burlington, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. There will be a delectable bake sale at intermission, bring your own mug. Sponsored by The Burlington Legacy Project, Seventh Generation, The Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, The Association of Vermont Recyclers and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. For more information call 802-881-2039, email vt.earth.institute@gmail.com or visit us on the web at http://www.vtearthinstitute.org. Vermont Earth Institute is a statewide non-profit that educates and supports Vermonters to reduce consumption and adopt environmentally sustainable practices in their homes, workplaces and communities. VEI's discussion courses and educational programs bring people together, raise their ecological awareness and facilitate profound change in values, habits and actions in caring for the environment. --------------------------------------- Valerie Esposito, Ph.D. Lecturer Gund Institute for Ecological Economics Coordinator, Focus the Nation University of Vermont 617 Main Street Burlington, VT 05405 website: http://www.uvm.edu/~vesposit/Esposito/Valerie%20Esposito/About%20Me.html --Apple-Mail-11--312105272 Content-Type: text/html; charset=WINDOWS-1252 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Vermont Earth Institute Invites You to Think Global…Laugh Local...TONIGHT!!

Burlington, Vermont—It may not be everyday that a funny thing happens on the way to the compost bin.  But tonight, on April 17, 2009, humor will take center stage as we challenge ourselves to live a little lighter.  The Vermont Earth Institute presents Think Global…Laugh Local, an evening of laughter and learning about issues of sustainability and the environment.

Headliners include performer Kathryn Blume with an excerpt from The Boycott, comedian Jason Lorber, author/speaker Jim Merkel, AVR Eco-Cabaret performers and cartoons by Ed Koren.  Join us at Contois Auditorium, Burlington, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  There will be a delectable bake sale at intermission, bring your own mug. Sponsored by The Burlington Legacy Project, Seventh Generation, The Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, The Association of Vermont Recyclers and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. For more information call 802-881-2039, email vt.earth.institute@gmail.com or visit us on the web at http://www.vtearthinstitute.org. 

Vermont Earth Institute is a statewide non-profit that educates and supports Vermonters to reduce consumption and adopt environmentally sustainable practices in their homes, workplaces and communities. VEI's discussion courses and educational programs bring people together, raise their ecological awareness and facilitate profound change in values, habits and actions in caring for the environment.





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Valerie Esposito, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
Coordinator, Focus the Nation
University of Vermont
617 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405




--Apple-Mail-11--312105272-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:41:38 -0400 Reply-To: Christina Erickson Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Christina Erickson Subject: It's Earth Week...Are YOU in Focus?! Comments: To: ecoreps@uvm.edu, "ENV-TALK@LIST.UVM.EDU" , "GREENHOUSERLC@LIST.UVM.EDU" , "RSENRGRADS@LIST.UVM.EDU" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="=_149nyy1ry540" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit This message is in MIME format. --=_149nyy1ry540 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; DelSp="Yes"; format="flowed" Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable ***please share*** SAVE THE WEEK! UVM Earth Week: Focus the Nation 2009! Focus your action. Focus your Impact. Focus the Nation. Featuring Tanya Fields and Jessy Tolkan! Monday, April 20- Friday, April 24 University of Vermont Next week is Earth Week and a time of celebration! We have economic turmoil, layoffs, exams, and a big mother of a climate crisis - what's there to celebrate you ask?? Focus the Nation 2009 is celebrating new opportunities and initiatives that look forward to a better future, from bike maintenance to environmental justice to activism. Highlights include: Monday, April 20 - Creating a Green Economy for UVM and Burlington with Prof. Robert Costanza, State Representative Kesha Ram, and VEIC Executive Director Scott Johnstone. Special introduction by UVM President Dan Fogel. 4-6pm in the Davis Center Silver Maple Ballroom Tuesday, April 21 - VSTEP's Water Bottle Awareness Campaign, bring your own water bottle or pick one up from the VSTEP table (bottled water for purchase will not be readily available in the Davis Center). Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day!) - Climate, Environmental Justice, and Urban Greening, featuring keynote speaker Tanya Fields with the Majora Carter Group and Sustainable South Bronx. 4-5pm in the DC Maple Ballroom Thursday, April 23 - Empowerment through Activism: Powershift and Environmental Justice at UVM, featuring Jessy Tolkan, Executive Director for the Energy Action Coalition. 4-6pm in Billings North Lounge Also, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde will sing the spirit of social change using soulful vocals laid over a unique infusion of hip rock, neo-soul, hip hop, flamenco and Afro-Caribbean sounds. 8pm in Billings North Lounge. Friday, April 24 - Focus the Nation Speak Out! - The Way Forward, featuring Ethan Bond-Watts, ENVS Senior and creator of the 'Emergence' glass dislplay in the Davis Center. 3pm outside in the Bailey Howe Beach. To check out the other 20 plus events, go to the UVM Earth Week: Focus the Nation 2009 website: http://www.uvm.edu/climatechange For more information, please contact Valerie.Esposito@uvm.edu. ----- End forwarded message ----- -- Christina Erickson UVM Eco-Reps Program Coordinator, Office of Sustainability PhD Student, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources office: Office of Sustainability University of Vermont 401 Billings Center, 48 University Place Burlington, VT 05405 802.656.0895 --=_149nyy1ry540 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_01CA_01C9BEA7.AD0D0FA0"; name="" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit This message is in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_01CA_01C9BEA7.AD0D0FA0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable SAVE THE WEEK! UVM Earth Week: Focus the Nation 2009! Focus your action. Focus your Impact. Focus the Nation. Featuring Tanya Fields and Jessy Tolkan! Monday, April 20- Friday, April 24 University of Vermont Next week is Earth Week and a time of celebration! We have economic turmoil, layoffs, exams, and a big mother of a climate crisis - what's there to celebrate you ask?? Focus the Nation 2009 is celebrating new opportunities and initiatives that look forward to a better future, from bike maintenance to environmental justice to activism. Highlights include: Monday, April 20 - Creating a Green Economy for UVM and Burlington with Prof. Robert Costanza, State Representative Kesha Ram, and VEIC Executive Director Scott Johnstone. Special introduction by UVM President Dan Fogel. 4-6pm in the Davis Center Silver Maple Ballroom Tuesday, April 21 - VSTEP's Water Bottle Awareness Campaign, bring your own water bottle or pick one up from the VSTEP table (bottled water for purchase will not be readily available in the Davis Center). Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day!) - Climate, Environmental Justice, and Urban Greening, featuring keynote speaker Tanya Fields with the Majora Carter Group and Sustainable South Bronx. 4-5pm in the DC Maple Ballroom Thursday, April 23 - Empowerment through Activism: Powershift and Environmental Justice at UVM, featuring Jessy Tolkan, Executive Director for the Energy Action Coalition. 4-6pm in Billings North Lounge Also, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde will sing the spirit of social change using soulful vocals laid over a unique infusion of hip rock, neo-soul, hip hop, flamenco and Afro-Caribbean sounds. 8pm in Billings North Lounge. Friday, April 24 - Focus the Nation Speak Out! - The Way Forward, featuring Ethan Bond-Watts, ENVS Senior and creator of the 'Emergence' glass dislplay in the Davis Center. 3pm outside in the Bailey Howe Beach. To check out the other 20 plus events, go to the UVM Earth Week: Focus the Nation 2009 website: http://www.uvm.edu/climatechange For more information, please contact Valerie.Esposito@uvm.edu. ------=_NextPart_000_01CA_01C9BEA7.AD0D0FA0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
SAVE THE WEEK!
 
UVM Earth Week: Focus the Nation 2009!
Focus your action. Focus your Impact. Focus the Nation.
 
Featuring Tanya Fields and Jessy Tolkan!
Monday, April 20- Friday, April 24
University of Vermont
 
Next week is Earth Week and a time of celebration! 
We have economic turmoil, layoffs, exams, and a big mother of a climate crisis - what's there to celebrate you ask?? 
Focus the Nation 2009 is celebrating new opportunities and initiatives that look forward to a better future,
from bike maintenance to environmental justice to activism.
 
Highlights include:
 
Monday, April 20 - Creating a Green Economy for UVM and Burlington with Prof. Robert Costanza, State Representative Kesha Ram, and VEIC Executive Director Scott Johnstone.  Special introduction by UVM President Dan Fogel.  4-6pm in the Davis Center Silver Maple Ballroom
 
Tuesday, April 21 - VSTEP's Water Bottle Awareness Campaign, bring your own water bottle or pick one up from the VSTEP table (bottled water for purchase will not be readily available in the Davis Center).
 
Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day!) - Climate, Environmental Justice, and Urban Greening, featuring keynote speaker Tanya Fields with the Majora Carter Group and Sustainable South Bronx. 4-5pm in the DC Maple Ballroom
 
Thursday, April 23 - Empowerment through Activism: Powershift and Environmental Justice at UVM, featuring Jessy Tolkan, Executive Director for the Energy Action Coalition. 4-6pm in Billings North Lounge
 
Also, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde will sing the spirit of social change using soulful vocals laid over a unique infusion of hip rock, neo-soul, hip hop, flamenco and Afro-Caribbean sounds. 8pm in Billings North Lounge.  
 
Friday, April 24 - Focus the Nation Speak Out! - The Way Forward, featuring Ethan Bond-Watts, ENVS Senior and creator of the 'Emergence' glass dislplay in the Davis Center. 3pm outside in the Bailey Howe Beach.
 
To check out the other 20 plus events, go to the UVM Earth Week: Focus the Nation 2009 website: http://www.uvm.edu/climatechange
 
For more information, please contact Valerie.Esposito@uvm.edu.
 
 
   
------=_NextPart_000_01CA_01C9BEA7.AD0D0FA0-- --=_149nyy1ry540-- ========================================================================Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 16:37:07 -0400 Reply-To: Erica Spiegel Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Erica Spiegel Subject: Compost Class - please distribute widely Comments: To: Gioia MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hello. Please post this flyer. If you know of any students interested in composting, and will be around to take a summer course, please let them know. This class will be helping to develop a composting plan for the University and Farm. Thanks! Erica -- Erica Spiegel UVM Recycling Program 284 East Avenue Burlington, VT 05405 http://www.uvm.edu/recycle (802) 656-4191 If you're not for ZERO Waste, how much Waste ARE you for? ========================================================================Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 17:00:24 -0400 Reply-To: mieko.ozeki@uvm.edu Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Mieko A Ozeki Organization: University of Vermont- Office of Sustainability Subject: Compost Class this summer - please distribute widely MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Erica Spiegel wrote: Hello. Please post this flyer. If you know of any students interested in composting, and will be around to take a summer course, please let them know. This class will be helping to develop a composting plan for the University and Farm. Thanks! Erica ========================================================================Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:45:43 -0400 Reply-To: Laura A Kiesel Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Laura A Kiesel Subject: Earth Week presentation on Diet and Climate Change MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; DelSp="Yes"; format="flowed" Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Hello all, Once again, I will be presenting on the themes of my thesis and research paper topic on the correlation between livestock production & climate change, and how the issue has been treated in the media and in public policy, as part of the Earth Week/Focus the Nation schedule of events (it should be up on the website some time today!). Specifically, I will be presenting this Wednesday, April 22nd, 2-2:45pm in Aiken 105. Please stop by if your schedule is free at this time and feel free to forward/circulate to any of those who you think might be interested. Here is some more info: Date & Time: Wed., the 22nd from 2pm-3pm (though it will probably end @ around 2:45pm) Title: "Animal Agriculture & Climate Change: Addressing Solutions on the Campus and Individual Level" Description: This presentation offers a review of the effects of livestock production on climate change, as well as policy and media coverage of the topic. The United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) released a report in 2006 that concluded livestock production/animal product consumption is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, a figure that is higher than the global transportation sector (more than all of the world's plane, train, boat, bus and private car use travel combined). Likewise, the UN's Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggested per capita reduction in meat and dairy consumption as one of the most easily accessible and critical steps to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In comparison, "food miles" comprises a substantially smaller percentage of GHG emissions than the production of meat and dairy. Many universities--including Johns Hopkins, Tufts, and University of California--have taken steps to address this issue through the implementation of campus-wide Meatless Mondays and Low Carbon Diet Days. What can we do here at the UVM campus and individually? -- Laura Kiesel M.S. Candidate The Rubenstein School for the Environment and Natural Resources University of Vermont ========================================================================Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 07:40:26 -0400 Reply-To: Don Ross Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Don Ross Subject: 'Teach-in' this Thursday on soil carbon sequestration MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit This Thursday 8:30-9:45 in Hills 234, as part of UVM's Focus the Nation week, PSS 264 (Chemistry of Soil and Water) will host a 'teach-in' on the potential of soil to sequester carbon. Guest speaker will be Fred Magdoff, UVM professor emeritus of soils and author of a book on soil organic matter. We plan to have a short presentation and an open discussion. All are welcome. Don Ross -- Donald S. Ross Dept. of Plant & Soil Science Hills Building, UVM Burlington, VT 05405-0082 802-656-0138 ========================================================================Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:46:59 -0400 Reply-To: mieko.ozeki@uvm.edu Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Mieko A Ozeki Organization: University of Vermont- Office of Sustainability Subject: May Environmental Forum on Thursday, 4/23 at DC- Chittenden Bank room, 2-4pm MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------030509030203060606040307" --------------030509030203060606040307 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hello, A quick reminder that the last Environmental Forum for the 08-09 academic year will be at the DC-Chittenden Bank Room from 2-4pm on Thursday, 2-4pm. Please see the agenda below: May Environmental Forum: Undergraduate Research Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center Thursday April 23, 2:00-4:00pm 2:00 - 2:05 Settle in 2:05 -2:10 Introductions and Announcements *2:10 - 2:30* Office of Sustainability Report: Year in Review * * *Student Presentations* 2:30 - 2:45 Dexter Locke: Campus Houses' Environmental and Financial Performance 2:45 -- 3:00 Dan Belhumeur: Burlington Electric Department project 3:00 -- 3:15 Mike Kelly- Creative arts thesis for Sustainability Gallery 3:15 - 3:30 Erica Spiegel for Jane Petrillo's CDAE- Graphic Design Project: a campaign to reduce paper towel usage in the res halls. 3:30 -- 3:40 Nell Campbell: Campus Sustainability Course project summary 3:40 -- 4:00 Discussion We look forward to seeing you on Thursday. -- Mieko A. Ozeki Projects Coordinator, Office of Sustainability 403 Billings Center, 48 University Place University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05405 (802) 656-0906 (802) 656-1075 (fax) http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability --------------030509030203060606040307 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hello,

A quick reminder that the last Environmental Forum for the 08-09 academic year will be at the DC-Chittenden Bank Room from 2-4pm on Thursday, 2-4pm. Please see the agenda below:

May Environmental Forum: Undergraduate Research

Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center

Thursday April 23, 2:00-4:00pm

 

 

2:00 - 2:05

Settle in

2:05 -2:10

Introductions and Announcements

2:10 - 2:30

 

Office of Sustainability Report: Year in Review

 

Student Presentations

2:30 - 2:45

 

Dexter Locke: Campus Houses’ Environmental and Financial Performance

2:45 – 3:00

Dan Belhumeur: Burlington Electric Department project

3:00 – 3:15     

Mike Kelly- Creative arts thesis for Sustainability Gallery

3:15 - 3:30

Erica Spiegel for Jane Petrillo’s CDAE- Graphic Design Project: a campaign to reduce paper towel usage in the res halls. 

3:30 – 3:40

Nell Campbell: Campus Sustainability Course project summary

3:40 – 4:00

Discussion



We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

--

Mieko A. Ozeki

Projects Coordinator, Office of Sustainability
403 Billings Center, 48 University Place
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-0906
(802) 656-1075 (fax)
http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability

--------------030509030203060606040307-- ========================================================================Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:31:31 -0400 Reply-To: Alicia Taylor Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Alicia Taylor Subject: Learn How to Green Your Cleaning Thurs. 4/23 6-7pm - RSVP today! In-Reply-To: <49E890AA.3090109@uvm.edu> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Learn how to Green Your Cleaning with the Association of VT Recyclers! Thurs. 4/23 from 6-7pm in the Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center. Participants will make a natural home cleaning product during the workshop and leave with a recipe book! For more information or to RSVP email Alicia.Taylor@uvm.edu or call 656-9405. Please note: This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members! We still have 20 spots available. ========================================================================Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 20:24:48 -0400 Reply-To: Gary Flomenhoft Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Gary Flomenhoft Subject: SUMMER COURSE-ENERGY POLICY Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8" PA 395/CDAE295-Energy Policy Mon-Thurs 5:30-8PM May 18-June 5 Instructor: Flomenhoft Evidence indicates that global peak oil occurred between 2005 and 2008. Oil prices hit $145 per barrel in 2008 helping to precipitate a financial crisis. Globally newly developing countries compete for oil supplies even as the financial crisis lowers demand. Climate change continues to be a controversial issue and the US continues to lag behind in climate change regulation. A new administration has announced stimulus money for renewable energy and public transportation. Cap and dividend proposals are floated in the US congress. Here in Vermont debate rages over renewal of the license for VT Yankee nuclear power plant. Is nuclear clean and green as supporters claim? The price of energy is crucial to the economy, so few things are more critical than energy policy. International agreements, national Legislation including the National Energy Policy Act, and statewide energy legislation will be reviewed. Students will get a sense of the history of energy policy within the US; gain an understanding of the major actors in energy policy; and explore the implications for energy policy from local to global levels. A specific focus will be placed on energy issues as they pertain to Vermont. ========================================================================Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:14:15 -0400 Reply-To: mieko.ozeki@uvm.edu Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Mieko A Ozeki Organization: University of Vermont- Office of Sustainability Subject: CORRECTION: Environmental Forum on 4/23 at DC-Chittenden Bank room 2-4pm MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------000701080201060209040806" --------------000701080201060209040806 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hi all, Correction to the Environmental Forum agenda. It says May, but its for our last meeting this month. Sorry. Here is the correct agenda April Environmental Forum: Undergraduate Research Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center Thursday April 23, 2:00-4:00pm 2:00 - 2:05 Settle in 2:05 -2:10 Introductions and Announcements *2:10 - 2:30* Office of Sustainability Report: Year in Review * * *Student Presentations* 2:30 - 2:45 Dexter Locke: Campus Houses' Environmental and Financial Performance 2:45 -- 3:00 Break 3:00 -- 3:15 Mike Kelly- Creative arts thesis for Sustainability Gallery 3:15 - 3:30 Erica Spiegel for Jane Petrillo's CDAE- Graphic Design Project: a campaign to reduce paper towel usage in the res halls. 3:30 -- 3:40 Nell Campbell: Campus Sustainability Course project summary 3:40 -- 4:00 Discussion -- Mieko A. Ozeki Projects Coordinator, Office of Sustainability 403 Billings Center, 48 University Place University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05405 (802) 656-0906 (802) 656-1075 (fax) http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability --------------000701080201060209040806 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hi all,

Correction to the Environmental Forum agenda. It says May, but its for our last meeting this month. Sorry. Here is the correct agenda

April Environmental Forum: Undergraduate Research

Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center

Thursday April 23, 2:00-4:00pm

 

 

2:00 - 2:05

Settle in

2:05 -2:10

Introductions and Announcements

2:10 - 2:30

 

Office of Sustainability Report: Year in Review

 

Student Presentations

2:30 - 2:45

 

Dexter Locke: Campus Houses’ Environmental and Financial Performance

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 3:15     

Mike Kelly- Creative arts thesis for Sustainability Gallery

3:15 - 3:30

Erica Spiegel for Jane Petrillo’s CDAE- Graphic Design Project: a campaign to reduce paper towel usage in the res halls. 

3:30 – 3:40

Nell Campbell: Campus Sustainability Course project summary

3:40 – 4:00

Discussion


--

Mieko A. Ozeki

Projects Coordinator, Office of Sustainability
403 Billings Center, 48 University Place
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-0906
(802) 656-1075 (fax)
http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability

--------------000701080201060209040806-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:54:01 -0400 Reply-To: mieko.ozeki@uvm.edu Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Mieko A Ozeki Organization: University of Vermont- Office of Sustainability Subject: SAVE THE WEEK FOR FOCUS THE NATION MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------070101000605080409030700" --------------070101000605080409030700 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit *SAVE THE _WEEK_!* ** *UVM Earth Week: Focus the Nation 2009!* */Focus your action. Focus your Impact. Focus the Nation./* ** *Monday, April 20- Friday, April 24* *University of Vermont* Next week is Earth Week and a time of celebration! We have economic turmoil, layoffs, exams, and a big mother of a climate crisis - what's there to celebrate you ask?? *Focus the Nation 2009* is celebrating new opportunities and initiatives that look forward to a better future, from bike maintenance to environmental justice to activism. Highlights include: *Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day!)* - Ester Singers, Global Justice Ecology Project speaker Anne Peterman, /Climate, Environmental Justice, and Urban Greening/, featuring keynote speaker Tanya Fields with the Majora Carter Group and Sustainable South Bronx, 2:30 pm in Silver Maple Ballroom *Thursday, April 23* - /Empowerment through Activism: Powershift and Environmental Justice at UVM/, featuring Jessy Tolkan, Executive Director for the Energy Action Coalition. 4 pm in Billings North Lounge *Friday, April 24* - /Focus the Nation Speak Out! - The Way Forward/, featuring Ethan Bond-Watts, ENVS Senior and creator of the 'Emergence' glass dislplay in the Davis Center To check out the other 20 plus events, go to the *UVM Earth Week: Focus the Nation 2009* website: http://www.uvm.edu/climatechange For more information, please contact Valerie.Esposito@uvm.edu . --------------070101000605080409030700 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
SAVE THE WEEK!
 
UVM Earth Week: Focus the Nation 2009!
Focus your action. Focus your Impact. Focus the Nation.
 
Monday, April 20- Friday, April 24
University of Vermont
 
Next week is Earth Week and a time of celebration!  We have economic turmoil, layoffs, exams, and a big mother of a climate crisis - what's there to celebrate you ask?? 
Focus the Nation 2009 is celebrating new opportunities and initiatives that look forward to a better future, from bike maintenance to environmental justice to activism.
 
Highlights include:
 
Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day!) - Ester Singers, Global Justice Ecology Project speaker Anne Peterman, Climate, Environmental Justice, and Urban Greening, featuring keynote speaker Tanya Fields with the Majora Carter Group and Sustainable South Bronx, 2:30 pm in Silver Maple Ballroom
 
Thursday, April 23 - Empowerment through Activism: Powershift and Environmental Justice at UVM, featuring Jessy Tolkan, Executive Director for the Energy Action Coalition. 4 pm in Billings North Lounge
 
Friday, April 24 - Focus the Nation Speak Out! - The Way Forward, featuring Ethan Bond-Watts, ENVS Senior and creator of the 'Emergence' glass dislplay in the Davis Center
 
To check out the other 20 plus events, go to the UVM Earth Week: Focus the Nation 2009 website: http://www.uvm.edu/climatechange
 
For more information, please contact Valerie.Esposito@uvm.edu.

 

--------------070101000605080409030700-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:02:33 -0400 Reply-To: Nicole Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Nicole Subject: summer class- Environmental Communication MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Just a little promotion for a FUN summer class at UVM. . . "Environmental Communication" May 18th to June 12th 12:30-3:00, MTWR, LAY 411 Nicole Colston (instructor) SPCH 195- 60887 ALL THINGS COMMUNICATION. . . improve your individual speaking skills as we cover the broad range of public communication contexts in which environmental advocates must work.  Successful ecological citizenship demands the skills to work with the media, deliver public speeches, design advocacy campaigns, recruit partners, and critically analyze public policy discourse. WE COVER IT ALL IN 5 SECTIONS . . . From the Land Ethic to Ecological Citizenship Environmental Advocacy Campaigns and Persuasion EcoSpeak: Working with Mass Media and New Media GreenSpeak: Critical Discourse Analysis and Power Politics Reconciling Deep Ecology and Spirituality AND A SPECIAL TREAT. . .This summer we will (tentatively) partner with the "Kick the Bottle" Campaign in a service-learning project, adding the exciting elements of creative communication and community action! ========================================================================Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:10:30 -0400 Reply-To: mmsmith@uvm.edu Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Michelle Smith Mullarkey Subject: CHP Tour - Today at 12 noon MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------010807000603010801090804" This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --------------010807000603010801090804 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Happy Earth Day! Today at 12 noon Get a rare inside look in UVM's energy efficient Central Heating Plant. Learn how natural gas is used to fire 5 huge boilers which produce the steam that heats all the buildings on campus! *Wednesday, April 22 at 12 noon* Meet at the CHP entrance behind the Royal Tyler Theater (kitty corner to the B/H Library loading dock) Tour will be led by Michael Wells, the CHP Plant Manager. more info on Focus the Nation - Earth Week events here: http://www.uvm.edu/climatechange/?Page=FocustheNation/events.html&SM=FocustheNation/FtN_menu.html // --------------010807000603010801090804 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit


Happy Earth Day!

Today at 12 noon

Get a rare inside look in UVM's energy efficient Central Heating Plant. Learn how natural gas is used to fire 5 huge boilers which produce the steam that heats all the buildings on campus!

Wednesday, April 22 at 12 noon

Meet at the CHP entrance behind the Royal Tyler Theater (kitty corner to the B/H Library loading dock)
Tour will be led by Michael Wells, the CHP Plant Manager.

more info on Focus the Nation - Earth Week events here:
http://www.uvm.edu/climatechange/?Page=FocustheNation/events.html&SM=FocustheNation/FtN_menu.html


--------------010807000603010801090804-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:14:39 -0400 Reply-To: sustainability@uvm.edu Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Office of Sustainability Organization: University of Vermont Subject: Posting on GREENUVM listserve MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------030005040705070202050302" This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --------------030005040705070202050302 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hi folks, Quick note about the GreenUVM listserve. I have recently found that sending posts to the GreenUVM have a bit of lag time getting to our sustainability mailbox. I apologize for not getting the Focus the Nation related events right away, but please email posts no more than 2 hours prior to the event so that we can receive the approval in time. Thank you, Mieko ------------------------------------ Office of Sustainability 401 Billings Center, 48 University Place University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05405 (802) 656-0895 (802) 656-1075 (fax) http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability --------------030005040705070202050302 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hi folks,

Quick note about the GreenUVM listserve. I have recently found that sending posts to the GreenUVM have a bit of lag time getting to our sustainability mailbox. I apologize for not getting the Focus the Nation related events right away, but please email posts no more than 2 hours prior to the event so that we can receive the approval in time.

Thank you,

Mieko

------------------------------------

Office of Sustainability
401 Billings Center, 48 University Place
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-0895
(802) 656-1075 (fax)
http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability

--------------030005040705070202050302-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 15:21:47 -0400 Reply-To: Kimberly DePasquale Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Kimberly DePasquale Subject: FtN Student Action Panel Comments: To: env-talk@list.uvm.edu, gardengreenhouse@list.uvm.edu MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------080507080403060806020707" This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --------------080507080403060806020707 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hello Everyone, Happy Earth Week! As part of Focus the Nation, there will be a panel this Friday that will focus on how students work with community partners to address climate change. Please forward this flyer around to anyone you think might be interested. Many thanks, Kim D.P. --------------080507080403060806020707 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hello Everyone, Happy Earth Week! As part of Focus the Nation, there will be a panel this Friday that will focus on how students work with community partners to address climate change.  Please forward this flyer around to anyone you think might be interested. Many thanks, Kim D.P. --------------080507080403060806020707-- ========================================================================Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:18:34 -0400 Reply-To: Christina Erickson Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Christina Erickson Subject: FREE local foods breakfast Friday Comments: To: "ENV-TALK@LIST.UVM.EDU" , "GREENHOUSERLC@LIST.UVM.EDU" , "RSENRGRADS@LIST.UVM.EDU" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; DelSp="Yes"; format="flowed" Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit The Eco-Reps are hosting a FREE local foods breakfast this Friday from 9-11am as part of the ALANA Friday Breakfast Series. Join us at the Blundell House on Redstone Campus for some great eats, in honor of Focus the Nation/Earth Week. And don't forget the Speak Out at 3pm on the Bailey Howe Beach, with your MC Ethan Bond-Watts! ~Christina -- Christina Erickson UVM Eco-Reps Program Coordinator, Office of Sustainability PhD Student, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources office: Office of Sustainability University of Vermont 401 Billings Center, 48 University Place Burlington, VT 05405 802.656.0895 ========================================================================Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:23:35 -0400 Reply-To: Samir Doshi Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Samir Doshi Subject: Re: May Environmental Forum on Thursday, 4/23 at DC- Chittenden Bank room, 2-4pm MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0095_01C9C416.B4BC6560" This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_0095_01C9C416.B4BC6560 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Another reminder that the Executive Director for the Energy Action Coalition and the brains behind Powershift will be heading a panel of students today, "Empowerment through Activism: Powershift and Environmental Justice at UVM," from 4-6pm in Billings North Lounge. Best, Samir ----- Original Message ----- From: Mieko A Ozeki To: GREENUVM@LIST.UVM.EDU Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 2:46 PM Subject: [GREENUVM] May Environmental Forum on Thursday, 4/23 at DC- Chittenden Bank room, 2-4pm Hello, A quick reminder that the last Environmental Forum for the 08-09 academic year will be at the DC-Chittenden Bank Room from 2-4pm on Thursday, 2-4pm. Please see the agenda below: May Environmental Forum: Undergraduate Research Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center Thursday April 23, 2:00-4:00pm 2:00 - 2:05 Settle in 2:05 -2:10 Introductions and Announcements 2:10 - 2:30 Office of Sustainability Report: Year in Review Student Presentations 2:30 - 2:45 Dexter Locke: Campus Houses' Environmental and Financial Performance 2:45 - 3:00 Dan Belhumeur: Burlington Electric Department project 3:00 - 3:15 Mike Kelly- Creative arts thesis for Sustainability Gallery 3:15 - 3:30 Erica Spiegel for Jane Petrillo's CDAE- Graphic Design Project: a campaign to reduce paper towel usage in the res halls. 3:30 - 3:40 Nell Campbell: Campus Sustainability Course project summary 3:40 - 4:00 Discussion We look forward to seeing you on Thursday. -- Mieko A. Ozeki Projects Coordinator, Office of Sustainability 403 Billings Center, 48 University Place University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05405 (802) 656-0906 (802) 656-1075 (fax) http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability ------=_NextPart_000_0095_01C9C416.B4BC6560 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Another reminder that the Executive Director for the Energy Action Coalition and the brains behind Powershift will be heading a panel of students today, "Empowerment through Activism: Powershift and Environmental Justice at UVM," from 4-6pm in Billings North Lounge.
 
Best,
Samir
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 2:46 PM
Subject: [GREENUVM] May Environmental Forum on Thursday, 4/23 at DC- Chittenden Bank room, 2-4pm

Hello,

A quick reminder that the last Environmental Forum for the 08-09 academic year will be at the DC-Chittenden Bank Room from 2-4pm on Thursday, 2-4pm. Please see the agenda below:

May Environmental Forum: Undergraduate Research

Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center

Thursday April 23, 2:00-4:00pm

2:00 - 2:05

Settle in

2:05 -2:10

Introductions and Announcements

2:10 - 2:30

Office of Sustainability Report: Year in Review

Student Presentations

2:30 - 2:45

Dexter Locke: Campus Houses’ Environmental and Financial Performance

2:45 – 3:00

Dan Belhumeur: Burlington Electric Department project

3:00 – 3:15     

Mike Kelly- Creative arts thesis for Sustainability Gallery

3:15 - 3:30

Erica Spiegel for Jane Petrillo’s CDAE- Graphic Design Project: a campaign to reduce paper towel usage in the res halls. 

3:30 – 3:40

Nell Campbell: Campus Sustainability Course project summary

3:40 – 4:00

Discussion



We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

--

Mieko A. Ozeki

Projects Coordinator, Office of Sustainability
403 Billings Center, 48 University Place
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-0906
(802) 656-1075 (fax)
http://www.uvm.edu/sustainability

------=_NextPart_000_0095_01C9C416.B4BC6560-- ========================================================================Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 23:45:09 -0400 Reply-To: Mikayla McDonald Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Mikayla McDonald Subject: Focus the Nation events: Friday Comments: To: Slade Hall , VSTEP List Serve Serve , Ibit Getchell Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v753.1) Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=Apple-Mail-74-244504781 --Apple-Mail-74-244504781 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Please forward widely: Friday, 4/24 9-11am: Local Foods Breakfast with the Eco-Reps Description: Join the Eco-Reps who will be the guest chefs at the ALANA Student Center's weekly free breakfast. Location: ALANA Student Center, Redstone Campus Contact: Christina Erickson 2:00 pm: Student Action Panel hosted by CUPS office Description: What students have done/are doing/what you can do with community partners Location: Aiken 105 Contact: Kimberley DePasquale 3pm: Speak Out: The Way Forward Description: ENVS Senior Ethan Bond-Watts will MC as UVMers speak their minds and share their ideas. Location: Bailey Howe Beach or DC Atrium Contact: Samir Doshi I will be speaking at the Speak Out at 3pm. Please come to these events and end the week on a radical note! -Mikayla --Apple-Mail-74-244504781 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset=US-ASCII
Please forward widely:

Friday, 4/24

9-11am: Local Foods Breakfast with the Eco-Reps
Description: Join the Eco-Reps who will be the guest chefs at the ALANA Student Center's weekly free breakfast.
Location: ALANA Student Center, Redstone Campus

2:00 pm: Student Action Panel hosted by CUPS office
Description: What students have done/are doing/what you can do with community partners
Location: Aiken 105

3pm: Speak Out: The Way Forward
Description: ENVS Senior Ethan Bond-Watts will MC as UVMers speak their minds and share their ideas.
Location: Bailey Howe Beach or DC Atrium
Contact: Samir Doshi

I will be speaking at the Speak Out at 3pm. Please come to these events and end the week on a radical note!

-Mikayla
--Apple-Mail-74-244504781-- ========================================================================Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 19:04:15 -0400 Reply-To: Samir Doshi Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Samir Doshi Subject: May 1-3 Middlebury Workshop: "Getting to 350: Building Strategies for 21st Century Applications" Comments: To: GIEE@LIST.UVM.EDU, RSENRGRADS@LIST.UVM.EDU, snrfac@LIST.UVM.EDU, Libby McDonald , edc@LIST.UVM.EDU, Peter Forbes , bart@grassrootsfund.org, Gregor Barnum , Bob Kiss , Joe Speidel , walter sanders , kwestdij@uvm.edu, Debra Sachs , Deb Perry , Bryan Davis , Jennifer Green , Kesha Ram , Ryan Salmon , Corinne Marie Novetti , Quincy Campbell , Philip Andrew Halteman , Teage O'Connor , Emily Stone , Autumn Foushee , cmcquillen@sbschools.net, rskiff@mac.com, Marie Vea-Fagnant , Pablo Shiladitya Bose , Carrie Williams Howe , Chris Koliba , David Brynn , Brendan Weiner , Robert John Zaino , Carbonators , Nancy Jack Todd , Daniel L Erickson , "Walter E. Auch" , Elizabeth Getchell , Wendy.Verrei-Berenback@uvm.edu Comments: cc: "Isham, Jon" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0045_01C9C76A.F5B54C10" This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_0045_01C9C76A.F5B54C10 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable *Apologies for cross postings* Dear friends, All are invited to attend this May 1 - May 3 workshop at Middlebury College: "Getting to 350: Building Strategies for 21st Century Aspirations": a.. The keynote talk - Friday May 1st at 7:00 PM (Mead Chapel.) - will be delivered (via live video feed) by James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Dr. Hansen will discuss his current research, which suggests that the world must rapidly stabilize atmospheric carbon dioxide (currently 389 parts per million), then bring its concentration down to 350 parts per million. He will also lay out his policy prescriptions for getting to 350. After this formal talk, Dr. Hansen will take questions from the audience. b.. The rest of the workshop, on Saturday May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd (McCardell Bicentennial Hall), is designed to help participants to share, critique and build strategies for 'getting to 350' - which will require the best possible economics, unprecedented technological innovation, visionary development policies, and a global commitment to abandoning old ways for a more sustainable, more desirable future. The workshop is designed so that participants can actively engage each other over the course of the weekend, sharing updates on strategies that are working and building new ideas for effecting change. All are welcome to join the keynote. To register (free of charge) for the Saturday-Sunday events and to learn more, see the workshop website: http://tinyurl.com/midd350. For more information call Jennifer Herrrera at 802.443.5743 ** -- Jonathan Isham Luce Professor of International Environmental Economics Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753 http://community.middlebury.edu/~jisham/index.html (w) 802 443-3238 Skype: jon.isham99 Twitter: jisham ------=_NextPart_000_0045_01C9C76A.F5B54C10 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
*Apologies for cross postings*
 
Dear friends,

All are invited to attend this May 1 - May 3 workshop at Middlebury College: "Getting to 350: Building Strategies for 21st Century Aspirations":
  • The keynote talk - Friday May 1st at 7:00 PM (Mead Chapel.) - will be delivered (via live video feed) by James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.  Dr. Hansen will discuss his current research, which suggests that the world must rapidly stabilize atmospheric carbon dioxide (currently 389 parts per million), then bring its concentration down to 350 parts per million.  He will also lay out his policy prescriptions for getting to 350.  After this formal talk, Dr. Hansen will take questions from the audience. 

  • The rest of the workshop, on Saturday May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd (McCardell Bicentennial Hall), is designed to help participants to share, critique and build strategies for 'getting to 350' - which will require the best possible economics, unprecedented technological innovation, visionary development policies, and a global commitment to abandoning old ways for a more sustainable, more desirable future. The workshop is designed so that participants can actively engage each other over the course of the weekend, sharing updates on strategies that are working and building new ideas for effecting change.
All are welcome to join the keynote.  To register (free of charge) for the Saturday-Sunday events and to learn more, see the workshop website:  http://tinyurl.com/midd350.  For more information call Jennifer Herrrera at 802.443.5743

**

--
Jonathan Isham
Luce Professor of International Environmental Economics
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753

http://community.middlebury.edu/~jisham/index.html
(w) 802 443-3238  
Skype: jon.isham99
Twitter: jisham

------=_NextPart_000_0045_01C9C76A.F5B54C10-- ========================================================================Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:48:10 -0400 Reply-To: Alicia Taylor Sender: UVM Campus Sustainability News From: Alicia Taylor Subject: Got Stuff OR Need Stuff? Come to a Free Community Swap on Fri. May 29th! MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit If you are moving out of your off-campus apartment OR moving in to a new one come to the.... Spring Move Out Project (SMOP) Free Community Swap and Recycling Event! Friday, May 29, 11am-3:30pm on Loomis St., Burlington (between Willard and School Streets) Bring OR Take-Away: Reusable household goods - furniture, clothing, books, bikes, non-perishable food, and more for FREE! Leftovers donated to local non-profit organizations. NO TRASH ACCEPTED! Also check out our "Guide to Moving in Burlington" which has tips on what to do with the stuff you don't want when you are on the move: http://www.uvm.edu/~stdcmrel/pdfs/SMOP09%20brochure.pdf For more info contact: UVM Office of Student & Community Relations at (802) 656-1103 or Gail.Shampnois@uvm.edu We are in need of 5-10 volunteers to make the day a success. Let us know if you might be interested! SMOP is a collaborative effort of the the Burlington Code Enforcement Office, UVM, Champlain College, the Burlington Center for Community and Neighborhoods, Chittenden Solid Waste District, and Recycle North.