Interested in volunteering in Africa? Want to learn more about the global water crisis? Looking for experience working in the field and want to make a sustainable impact? Come to an information session about the Community Water Solutions (CWS) Fellowship Program!
The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week volunteer trip in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach students about the water crisis while giving them an opportunity to make a significant, lasting impact on this global problem.
Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. Each team works with their community to build a water treatment business and train local women entrepreneurs how to run it. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approx. 1,000 people)! Over the past 3 years, CWS has hosted 179 Fellows in Ghana who have launched 50 water businesses in rural villages. Check out this video to learn more about the CWS and the Fellowship!
CWS hosts two programs in Ghana each year: The Winter Program, which takes place from December 28th-January 19thand the Summer Program which takes place from May 29th-June 19th.Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply now!
Date: Today, November 12th Time: 4:15pm Place: Allbritton 004 Link: REGISTER HERE
Changes are coming to Reunion and Commencement. Instead of plastic water bottles this year, you will find two water filtration systems, called the “Wishing Wells,” where students can fill a reusable water container.
In keeping with this new campus policy, R&C will go water-bottle-less. In lieu of selling plastic water bottles, the two student-made Wishing Wells will provide water. Nina Gerona ’15, Tavo True-Alcalá ’15, Brent Packer ’15, and Mads O’Brien ’16 created the winning design and then worked closely with the Wesleyan Machine Shop to build the filtration systems.
Jenna Weinstein ’14 manages to combine your interests in the environment, maritime history, and puppets in one fell swoop:
Interested in environmental education and awareness? What about maritime history? Or better yet, PUPPETS?
Well then come see the first ever work-in-progress showings of “Tragical Mirth – A History of the Atlantic Ocean” TOMORROW and Saturday in the CFA Hall, to see how your three favorite things can all possibly exist in one engaging live performance.
Produced by Theater Department Artist in Residence Leslie Weinberg and her company Puppetsweat Theater, “Tragical Mirth” examines the history of the Atlantic Ocean and the human impact on environmental resources. Each performance will be followed by a talk-back session with the creators to discuss the themes and content of the show. The production explores performance as a medium for educating and inspiring action, so we need your feedback to create the most informative and powerful production we possibly can. Hope to see you there!
Dates: Tonight, March 1, and Tomorrow, March 2 Time: 8:00 p.m. Place: CFA Hall Cost: Free
If you feel up to adventuring through the snow tonight here’s a wonderful tip from Becca “sexy cat lady” Wilton ’15and the rest of the WesFRESH crew.
Tonight, WesFRESH kicks off its environmentally-minded film series
with FLOW (For Love of Water)! FLOW is an extremely informative,
moving documentary about water privatization and the impending world
water crisis. A discussion will follow.
This movie is an addendum to the regular weekly WesFRESH meeting that
happens on Wednesdays at 8PM at Earth House.
Time: 8:30 pm Place: Earth house living room Cost: $400 billion dollar water industry (but the film is free) Bring: snuggles Check it:out
“Does this mean another freezing cold shower?” Probably, yes.
The truck outside of High Rise (which has been supplying hot water for all of Junior Village) began releasing thick smoke from its smokestack earlier today. In fact, I woke up to it. In fact, I’m probably the best reporter for this job as I live on the fourth floor of High Rise in the room closest to—and—above the smoking hot water truck. Since around 11 A.M., my room has been enveloped in its asphalt-suffocating cloud.
I actually felt mildly ill and lightheaded by about 2, so I sent an email to High/Lo Rise CA Em Trambert ’14, who speedily alerted Area Coordinator Brian Nangle and Head Resident Eric Stephen ’13.
The smoke billowed on through the afternoon until around 10:45 P.M., when I got home from Olin and discovered an impressive assembly of Middletown’s finest gathered and discussing. I’ve never been so happy to see flashing red and blue.
I talked to one firefighter, who told me that the furnace had overheated and there were concerns of fire safety, as well as the heavy smoking.
Wesleyan eliminated bottled water from campus, but we still have to stay hydrated during outdoor events. That’s where you (and your friends) come in. We have the filtration unit; we need YOU to build the casing to hold it. Get a team together and design a portable water station with the help of expert faculty, staff, and alumni.
Official Rules and Details here or come to the info session to ask questions in person.
Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Office, CFA, The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the College of the Environment.
Help Wesleyan fill up without throwing away.
Date: Tuesday, September 25th Time: 7:00-8:00 PM Place: Usdan 109
Ally “Wa-Wa” Wang ’12 writes in, pointing us towards the latest effort by College of the Environment and Prof. William Pinch (along with his leather jacket, I suppose) to save the world:
Interested in learning about water issues? Come to Earth House for an informal panel to hear professors and students talk about hidden costs and politics surrounding water.
This Wednesday night, 3 of the fellows at the College of Environment’s Think Tank are speaking at Earth House about the “True Worth of Water.” We tend to think that water issues don’t apply here in Connecticut, but the water around us is not free, and politics of use surround it. The water bottle interns will also be there to talk about getting rid of water bottles at Wesleyan.
There will be a discussion afterwards.
Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 Cost: nada Place: Earth House, 159 High Street Time: 6:30 pm – 8.00pm
The documentary examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. Help us pledge to think outside the bottle, and ensure that water remains a basic human right with equal accessibility for all. Tap That.
The Wesleyan Sailing Team is recruiting new members! If you are interested in sailing, please come to our informational meeting on Tuesday September 6th at 6pm in Usdan 108. All experience levels welcome.
Email mebling(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you have any questions.
Since 1992, when the UN designated March 22 as World Water Day, there have been celebrations around the world every year as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year, Wesleyan will be a part of this worldwide movement, so please join us.
THURSDAY MARCH 31 at SIX, EARTH HOUSE (corner of High and Lawn)
BE INFORMED by E&ES Professor Peter Patton about the unsustainability of irrigation systems for agriculture and Government Professor Michael Nelson about international water politics
learn how to TAKE ACTION from student groups Brighter Dawns, which works on water purification in Bangladesh, and Carina Kurban `14, whose organization sells stainless steel bottles to raise money for clean water in developing countries
VEGETARIAN MEAL WILL BE SERVED FOR THOSE WHO ARRIVE AT SIX O’CLOCK
Co-sponsored by Earth House and Outhouse
Date: Tomorrow , March 31 Time: 6:00 PM Place: Earth House Costa: Rica