You are hereMarch 15, 2012
March 15, 2012
Dear EcoWiki Community,
As we synthesize new knowledge and experiences from this term, the Portland winter transforms into spring. Some buds have started to emerge from within the trees and plants. Are you noticing the new surprises each day?
A few updates:
I've been working with our student staff and the Director of Student Activities and Leadership Programs to plan next year's Student Leadership Conference. The theme will be "change and renewal" and the focus will be sustainability. Although I can't quite share details yet, we are finalizing plans with a great keynote speaker who comes from the local community. More to come...
A snag has hit in the plans for healthy vending at PSU. One machine has been installed in the Student Recreation Center, but others are still on hold. We are moving within the inner system of the university and trying to understand contracts and work with vendors. If you'd like to read an opinion piece from one of our committee members, see below in the "News" section. We're going to keep working to provide additional choices for students. The good news - the Rec Center machine has consistently sold out!
This will be our last edition of the bulletin until spring term. Good luck on finals, and see you at the beginning of April!
Heather Spalding, Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator
Buildings and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Explaining the Climate Action Plan (original post by Camilla Stark)
Healthy Vending Coming to PSU...Or Not? (Original post by Kyle Curtis in Neighborhood Notes)
Portland Gives Green Light to Bike Sharing Program (Sustainable Business Oregon)
What if You Had to Pay to View Mount Hood? (Original Video by "Reclaiming the Commons" Capstone)
Sustainable Coffee Scorecard for PSU! (by Caleb Scoville)
Spring Break Events!
Native American Storytelling Night with Woody Morrison (Fri, March 16 from 7:30-9pm)
Restore Rock Creek at the Inaugural Watershed Event! (Sat, March 17 @ 8:45 am)
Grafting Workshop with Portland Fruit Tree Project (Sun, March 18 from 10am-1pm)
From Waste Management to Materials Management with David Alloway (Wed, March 21 from 12-1pm)
Better Living Show (March 23-25)
PULL-IT Ivy Removal Event (Sat, March 24 from 9am-12pm)
Young Fruit Trees Workshop with Friends of Trees: Selection, Planting, Espalier & Care (Sat, March 24 from 10am-1pm)
Errol Heights Community Garden Work Party (Sat, March 24 from 1-3:30pm)
TedX Concordia Conference (Sat, March 31)
Plant Trees in NE with Friends of Trees! (Sat, March 31 from 8:45am-1pm)
Alternative Strategies for Housing Homeless Youth (Tues, March 20 from 6-9pm)
LEED GA Green Building Certificate (ongoing)
Sustainability Travel Grants for Students! (Apply monthly)
Solar Oregon Event Coordinator Internship (Apply by March 16)
Solar Oregon Communications Internship (Apply by March 16)
Call for Proposals: EcoDistricts Summit (Proposals Due March 23)
Focus the Nation's ReCharge Retreat (Apply by April 1)
Foresight Immersion: Transformative Education for Sustainable Innovation (Apply by April 2)
Make a Difference on Campus with the Sustainability Volunteer Program! (Positions start on April 6)
Call for Volunteers: National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference in Portland! (May 20-25)
Call for Proposals: Ecosystem Services Partnerships Conference (July 31-Aug 4 in PDX)
Don't forget to share the knowledge wealth!
Look for the links at the bottom of articles, events, pages, etc. to share on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Technorati, Delicious, or via Email!
Have something to share for the next bulletin?