Friday, January 20, 2012

Upcoming Sustainability Events - Jan 20th through Feb 29th!

From UC Sustainability:

Friday, January 20: Environmental Studies/Political Science Candidate Talks – Gwendolyn Arnold, 2pm, Swift 619
                Candidates for the Assistant Professor position in Environmental Studies and Political Science will be presenting their research to interested faculty, staff and students.  Gwendolyn Arnold will discuss “Policy Learning and Innovation Implementation by Street-Level Wetland Bureaucrats.”

Monday, January 23: Student Sustainability Coalition, 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!  This week’s meeting will feature a discussion about opportunities to get involved in UC’s RecycleMania participation and updates from student groups on their current projects. 

Monday, January 23: Film Series – Arctic Tale, 7pm, TUC MainStreet Cinema
                Set in the vast snow kingdom at the top of the world, Arctic Tale is a real-life adventure from the people who brought you March of the Penguins.  Join narrator Queen Latifah as she follows two very different Arctic creatures: Nanu, a polar bear cub, and Seela, a walrus pup.  Armed only with their natural instincts and mothers’ guidance, these inspiring animals face countless challenges in a beautiful icebound world that is rapidly melting beneath them.  More information here.

Tuesday, January 24: The Nature of Hope: Saving Endangered Species in the 21st Century, 4pm, TUC Great Hall
                The Fellows of the Graduate School, Dept. of Biology and Environmental Studies Program are bringing Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens (the greenest zoo in America) to campus for this exciting event.  Maynard is among the most prominent zoo directors in the country.  His 90-Second Naturalist spots have been broadcast on more than 100 National Public Radio stations for the last 25 years.  He has also appeared on national television programs such as the Today Show and Good Morning America.  He is also the author of thirteen books on wildlife, included his latest, Hope for Animals & Their World, co-authored with Jane Goodall.  Don’t miss what promises to be a great lecture and a great follow up to our presentation of Arctic Tale

Wednesday, January 25: Phytoremediation Presentation, 4:30pm, Swift 720
                The UC Garden Club will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Ishi Buffam of the Departments of Biology and Geology.  Dr. Buffam will be discussing phytoremediation techniques including green roofs and rain gardens. 

Thursday, January 26: Sustainability Potluck, 6pm, Bike Kitchen
                Join the Office of Sustainability staff and students for a fun winter feast!  Please bring a dish to share, and consider using fresh, local, seasonal, organic, or whatever your vision of sustainable ingredients.  While we enjoy the food, we will discuss what it means to eat sustainably and how to meet that challenge, especially during winter.  RSVP to is encouraged.  Come on out and share a meal and conversation with your fellow sustainability-minded UC folks!

Wednesday, February 29: Lecture Series –  Energy: The Triple Bottom Line, 4pm, Zimmer 400
                This panel discussion will be the first of three examining Energy, Power, and Ohio.  John Stowell, Vice President, Environmental Health & Safety Policy, Duke Energy; Stephen Melink, Founder & President, Melink Corporation; and Daniel Sawmiller,  Senior Campaign Representative, Beyond Coal, Sierra Club will be discussing energy use, power sources, and the future of energy in Ohio.  Time for questions from the audience will be provided.

Thanks, and we hope to see you at one or more of these events!  Check out for more upcoming opportunities.  You can also join us on Facebook (UC Sustainability) and Twitter (UCsustainable

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