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Earth Week Chat and Chew

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From Jen Kleindienst, Sustainability Coordinator Extraordinaire:

Come celebrate Earth Week by joining Sustainability Coordinator Jen
Kleindienst in a conversation about the Earth. Bring a friend and your
lunch and look for the Wesleyan Sustainability Office Sign!

Date: Tuesday, April 24
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Place: Usdan First Floor Center Tables

Submit to this year’s Earth Week Zine

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Rachie Weisberg ’15, Becca Wilton ’15 and Ella Ross ’15 want you to submit to this year’s Earth Zine:

A zine is an awesome mini-magazine that allows students to voice their art/opinions/feelings/other synomyms for emotions about, well, anything. In accordance with last year’s Earth Zine, we are hoping this zine will become the new annual environmental publication on campus. Basically, it is an awesome and easy way to get your art published!

The theme for this year’s zine is Earth and Justice for All (or simply put: environmental justice). This theme was decided upon because it follows the Feet to the Fire theme for this year.

Feel free to submit anything – essays, photos, articles, haikus, doodles, – that you feel at all relates to this year’s theme. Whether you have a specific submission in mind or just have a question: feel free to contact Rachie at rweisberg(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. This year’s Earth week is from April 22 – 26 and so we are hoping to get the zine out by around them!

Contact: rweisberg@wes
Deadline: Soonish

REAL FOOD REAL WES COMMITMENT CELEBRATION

From Becca “champ” Wilton ’15:

WesFRESH (Wesleyan Students for Real Ethical Sustainable Habits) invites you to celebrate the signing of the Real Food Challenge Campus Commitment!

The Real Food Challenge Campus Commitment is a contract that will be signed by President Michael Roth and Dining Director Michael Strumpf to increase real food at Wesleyan to 20% by 2020. Real food is food that is local and community-based, ecologically sound, fair to humans and ethical for animals.

In honor of this historic event in Wesleyan’s history and to celebrate Earth Week, there will be speakers, the signing of the commitment, and a picnic-style meal with food grown at local farm Urban Oaks and other sustainable farms.

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Earth Week Film Series Presents: “The Water Front”

What if you lived by the largest body of fresh water in the world but could no longer afford to use it?

Residents of Highland Park, Michigan, known as the birthplace of the auto-industry, have received water bills as high as $10,000; they have had their water turned off, their homes foreclosed, and are struggling to keep water, a basic human right, from becoming privatized. The Water Front is the story of an American city in crisis but it is not just about water. The story touches on the very essence of our democratic system and is an unnerving indication of what is in store for residents around the world facing their own water struggles. (53 minutes, 2007).

Preceded by a presentation from the “Bottled Water Interns,” Melody Oliphant ’13 and Hailey Still ’12 on their work this semester in eliminating bottled water once and for all from the Wesleyan Campus!

Date: Tonight, April 19
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free

Last Call for Earth Zine Submissions!

From EON:

April 8th is the final deadline for Earth and Environmental related writing and art submissions to EON’s Earth Week zine. Submit prose, poetry, recipes, drawings, photography, etc. Please send in your submissions to Marjorie Hunt ’15 at mhunt(at)wesleyan(dot)edu as soon as possible!

Earth + You + Words + Art = Awesome Zine

Earth Week is April 15-22.

You are a creative, awesome, environmentally conscious Wes student.

EON wants to put these two things together to create an Earth Week zine that will include student-created earth/environmental-related articles, essays, poetry, art, recipes, and whatever else you want to submit.

We over at EON want to include student submissions of anything you create that you think is Earth Week-relevant. Whether you have a specific submission in mind or want to add something to the zine but need some help coming up with ideas, contact Marjorie Hunt ’15 at mhunt(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to get more info or send in your submission! We’re also looking for help with layout and printing, so let me know if you’re interested! Deadline for submissions will be after spring break.

GreenerU Environmental Action Workshop

From Corey Guilmette ’13:

Want free Pizza and to become a better leader, come to the GreenerU Environmental Action Workshop.

The workshop will cover the following topics ~
•Leadership Skills–Development the skills necessary to create sustainable change
•Behavior Change Theory and Practice–Understand behavioral psychology and how it can be put into practice.
•Communication –Investigation of effective strategies for communicating with different groups of people on campus (i.e. other students, faculty, staff, administrators)
•Sustained Change –Exploration into how student leadership can be consistently fostered year after year in such a way that supports continued institutional change.

Space is limited to 30 students. RSVP now to dallase.s(at)greeneru(dot)com to reserve your spot!

Date: April 26
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Exley: Woodhead Lounge

EON Meeting Tonight!

It’s that time of the month again. Yup, time for the EON meeting. Tonight, we’ll meet in Woodhead Lounge at 9 p.m. to discuss events for this year’s Earth Week. Come join us, if you’ve got ideas and/or want to help ensure that this year’s Earth Week is the biggest thing to hit campus in recent years. Keep it green.

  • Date: TODAY! April 4th
  • Time: 9 p.m.
  • Place: Woodhead Lounge

Tonight: No Impact Man Film Screening

Celebrate Earth Week by watching No Impact Man:

Colin Beavan decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for the next year. It means eating vegetarian, buying only local food, and turning off the refrigerator. It also means no elevators, no television, no cars, buses, or airplanes, no toxic cleaning products, no electricity, no material consumption, and no garbage.

No problem—at least for Colin—but he and his family live in Manhattan. So when his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshiping wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter are dragged into the fray, the No Impact Project has an unforeseen impact of its own.

There will be free Illiano’s pizza before the film and a discussion following the film.

Date: Monday, April 19
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Place: Judd 116
Cost: Free
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