Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Last Sustainability Events for the 2010-2011 Academic Year

From UC Sustainability:

            The quarter is quickly coming to a close, and we only have a few events left.  Please plan to attend our final lecture for the academic year on Wednesday concerning economic development and sustainability.  As you look ahead to move out, consider donating your extra items to the Re*Use Market.  Even if you are not moving out of the residence halls, but just have too much stuff accumulating in your house, we are accepting donations now through June 8th.  Before May 30th, donations can be dropped off at the Bike Kitchen on Mondays and Thursdays, 1-4pm.  During the Re*Use Market items can just be brought there.  Coordinate pick-up of large items by emailing green@uc.edu.  We will also have a collection trailer from the Society of St. Vincent DePaul on campus, June 6-8th

Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18 – Bike to Work/School Week!
            Celebrate Bike Month by trying something new!  We will host commuter stations on either side of campus (Vine & McMillan and MLK & Clifton) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to encourage you as you commute to work or class.  Complete list of Bike Month events here.

Monday, May 14 – Clothing Swap sponsored by SED, 12pm – 5pm, McMicken Commons
            Bring an item you no longer use; take home a gently used treasure.  Thnk ahead and clean out your closet before the last minute packing rush.

Monday, May 14 – Student Sustainability Coalition Meeting, 6pm, Steger 6th Floor

Monday, May 14 – Film Series: Gasland, 7pm, MainStreet Cinema
            Filmmaker Josh Fox investigates the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or “fracking,” and the environmental consequences some residents near these drilling operations have experienced.  More info here!

Tuesday, May 15 – Clothing Swap sponsored by SED, 12pm – 3pm, McMicken Commons 

Wednesday, May 16 – Lecture Series: Economics and Sustainability, 4pm, Zimmer Auditorium 400
            Prof. Benjamin Passty, Alfred Gaspari of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, and William Fischer from the City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community Development and Planning’s Business Development Division will discuss the intersections of sustainability and economics, highlighting the end of growth theory.  Light refreshments will be offered.

Monday, May 21 – Film Series: Dirt!, 7pm, MainStreet Cinema
            Dirt! brings to life the environmental, economic, social, and political impacts that the soil has, sharing the stories of experts from around the world who study and harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. More info here!

Wednesday, May 30 – Friday, June 8 – Re*Use Market
            You’ve probably been acquiring stuff all year, and the fact is it isn’t all going to fit in the car when it is time to head home for the summer.  Instead of throwing the extras in the dumpster, bring them to the third annual Re*Use Market by the old YMCA building on Calhoun Street.  New this year will be donation collection points at Stratford Heights and Dabney Hall as well.  Donations can also be dropped off at the Bike Kitchen ahead of time Mondays and Thursdays, 1-4pm.  More info here!

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