Thursday, January 5, 2012

January UC Sustainability Activities - Jan 9th, 11th, 19th!

From UC Sustainability:

Welcome back to campus for another great quarter!  The Office of Sustainability has plenty of exciting opportunities to make your Winter interesting, starting next Monday.  For a complete listing of this quarter’s events, visit:

Monday, January 9: PACES Meeting, 12pm, TUC 425
PACES meetings are your opportunity to find out what new sustainability initiatives are being worked on and add your thoughts and ideas about the future of sustainability at UC.  These meetings are open to the entire university community.

Monday, January 9: SSC Meeting, 6pm, Steger 6th Floor
The Student Sustainability Coalition meets every other Monday evening.  Meet other students who are interested in sustainability and find out how you can get involved!

Monday, January 9: Film Series – Maquilapolis, City of Factories, 7pm, MainStreet Cinema
This film tells the stories of Carmen and Lourdes, two workers in Tijuana’s multi-nationally owned factories.  These women encounter labor violations, environmental devastation, and urban chaos – and actually do something about it.  Carmen organizes for labor rights, and Lourdes pressures the government to clean up a toxic waste dump.  This film is a story of hope and the power of passionate individuals.

Wednesday, January 11: Lecture Series – Gender, Power, & Sustainability, 2pm, 400A,B,C
Profs. Adrian Parr, Amy Lind, and Jan Fritz will discuss the intersection of gender and sustainability and how sustainability efforts can lead to and benefit from the empowerment of women.  Come learn about this fascinating interdisciplinary topic!

Thursday, January 19: Workshop Series – Winter Biking Basics, 6pm, Bike Kitchen
Yes it is possible to bike year round!  Join our newest Bike Mechanic, Ian Surra, for an introduction to Winter Biking.  He will cover equipment basics and winter riding techniques.  To RSVP, please email  

And plan ahead to attend our big event this quarter – a panel discussion on energy use, power sources, and the future of energy in Ohio!  February 29, 4pm in Zimmer Hall, Room 400.  Panelists include John Stowell of Duke Energy, Steve Melink of Melink Corp., and Dan Sawmiller of the Sierra Club.    

Claire G. Sweigart, JD
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability

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