If you haven’t already, be sure to check out this week’s issue of GreenScene to learn about Greenvolved (a way to get active but still be cuddled up in bed), to find some environmentally relevant articles of the week, and to get more info on campus sustainability and how to get involved.
Missed the chance to go the renewable energy talk at Middlesex? Well here’s what happened. From our newsletter:
Over 100 attendees were at Middlesex Community College on November 14th for the “Power Without Pollution: 100% Renewable Energy Worldwide In 17 Years – Or Sooner!” event. Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson detailed a plan via Skype for a renewable energy mix (wind, geothermal, wave and solar) that could meet or exceed U.S. energy demand. Jeremy Brecher, writer for The Nation, answered questions (also via Skype) from the audience afterwards, clarifying questions about what was a very technical presentation. Several Wesleyan students were in attendance, as well as Jen Kleindienst–our very own Sustainability Coordinator–and Dan Fischer ’12 of Capitalism vs. the Climate, one of the organizing sponsors of the event.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out this week’s issue of GreenScene to learn about the divestment resolution passed through the WSA, to find some environmentally relevant articles of the week, and to get more info on campus sustainability.
Heard of the Arctic 30? Well did you know that one of our Wes Alums was recently imprisoned for acts of peaceful protest? From our newsletter:
“Earlier last month Wes alum Dima Litvinov ’86 and twenty-nine other Greenpeace activists were arrested in Russia for protesting offshore oil drilling. The activists, known as the Arctic 30, were initially arrested after two of their members attempted to climb an offshore oil rig, the Prirazlomnaya, to hang an anti-drilling banner. The Prirazlomnaya is the first offshore oil rig to drill in the Arctic, which gives environmentalists particular concern given the Arctic’s unique climate and biodiversity. Initially the Arctic 30 was charged with piracy; after public outcry over the piracy charges, Russia has promised to change the alleged offense to hooliganism, which still carries a potential seven year prison sentence. On Nov. 6th the International Tribunal for the Law of the Seas began hearing the Arctic 30’s case.”
Check out our blog for the full article.
There’s a lot going on at Wesleyan. We all know that, it’s part of what makes this place so amazing. We also know that it’s hard to stay connected to all the groups, clubs, events, and scenes that you want to be a part of while also juggling class, homework(?), going to the grilled cheese cart at least 3 times a week, and hitting the gym in an attempt to stay looking like you only go once or twice a week. We also know that Wes students love to be good citizens; to each other, to Wesleyan, and hopefully, to the Earth as a whole. We aim high.
Because we know this is a lot to do, we are here to help. We want to help you stay up to date on all of the awesome and important environmental going ons and happenings on campus. So, we’re MORE than happy to tell you that the GreenScene is BACK and better than ever! Looking for a way to fill a Friday afternoon while also attempting to keep your carbon footprint from looking like Shaq’s shoe? Want a few energy saving tips to help relieve some of the guilt from that 20 minute shower you took the other day? Want to get involved with a great group of people on campus? The GreenScene is here to help!
Put out by Wesleyan’s Environmental Organizers Network (EON), the GreenScene is an environmental newsletter that organizes a green calendar for all groups and clubs hosting environmental events to add to, and spot lights some of the great events that have happened or are happening on campus. In this week’s issue you can learn more about Do It In The Dark (otherwise known as the event preceded by the super mysterious yellow numbers on every wood frame and program house door) or about a rally that took place in support of defunding the dirty Keystone XL Pipeline.
We are so excited to be a new addition to the amazing Wesleying blogosphere, check us out here whenever we put out a new issue! Questions/concerns/additions/thoughts/want to write an e-mail to take a break from midterms? Feel free to contact us at weseon[at]gmail[dot]com. Also check us out on Facebook (Wes Eon GreenScene) and Instagram (weseongreenscene)!