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13 Days start tomorrow!

HELLO EVERYBODY!!!

13 Days of Green STARTS TOMORROW!
Which means these events are about to kick off:

Two Week Frank Compost Pilot
Compost Club will be composting pre comsumer waste during the pilot project
(An estimated 300 lbs a day!)
7:30am- 9pm Frank Dining Hall
More information on http://organiconthegreen.w
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Science Colloquium: “Climate Change in the Adirondacks: The Path to Sustainability.” Join us for a presentation by Jerry Jenkins of the Wildlife Conservation Society. All are welcome, refreshments will be provided. 
4-5 pm 101 Ho Science Center

SGA, Geography Dept, and GTU Present PLANET EARTH: Seasonal Forests 
Trees are earth’s largest organisms and are also one of the planet’s oldest inhabitants. Seasonal forests (unlike tropical rain-forest) the largest land habitats. 
7-9 pm Ho Visualization Lab

First Annual Sustainability Awards and Eco-Olympics Closing Ceremony
Awards to recognize nominated students, staff, and faculty members that have contributed to the campus community through sustainability work. 
ENST 232: Environmental Justice artwork featured. Free Curtain Call and Live Music!
5-9 pm Ho Science Center Atrium  

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Mugs!

So I think the final mug decoration will be something like this:

Like it?

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Come watch Planet Earth on the BIG SCREEN in the Viz lab…April 7th: Mountains will be a fundraiser for Geography Professor Ellen Kraly’s Climb (up Mt. Kilimanjaro) to Fight Breast Cancer with Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center. (Suggested Donation: ~$2

Come watch Planet Earth on the BIG SCREEN in the Viz lab…

April 7th: Mountains will be a fundraiser for Geography Professor Ellen Kraly’s Climb (up Mt. Kilimanjaro) to Fight Breast Cancer with Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center. (Suggested Donation: ~$2

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13 Days Bookstore Sale

Colgate Bookstore 13 Days of Green Sale

13% off all reusable water bottles, select bags, and green living books.

Stop down and check it out :) 

APRIL 1-13
9-6 pm
Colgate Bookstore


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13 Days of Green Event List

Alright everyone, here is the list as it stands now.  Enjoy! 

13 Days of Green List of Events

April 1 

Two Week Frank Compost Pilot
Compost Club will be composting pre comsumer waste during the pilot project
(An estimated 300 lbs a day!)
7:30am- 9pm  Frank Dining Hall
More information on http://organiconthegreen.wordpress.com/

Science Colloquium: “Climate Change in the Adirondacks: The Path to Sustainability.” Join us for a presentation by Jerry Jenkins of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
All are welcome, refreshments will be provided. 
4-5 pm 101 Ho Science Center

SGA, Geography Dept, and GTU Present PLANET EARTH: Seasonal Forests 
Trees are earth’s largest organisms and are also one of the planet’s oldest inhabitants. Seasonal forests (unlike tropical rain-forest) the largest land habitats. 
7-9 pm Ho Visualization Lab


First Annual Sustainability Awards and Eco-Olympics Closing Ceremony
Awards to recognize nominated students, staff, and faculty members that have contributed to the campus community through sustainability work.  
ENST 232: Environmental Justice artwork featured. Free Curtain Call and Live Music!
5-9 pm Ho Science Center Atrium 



April 2

Waste Audit
Students for Environmental Action (SEA) are completing a waste audit in all first year dorms.  Results will be posted in the Coop.  
12-4 pm First Year Residence Halls


SGA, Geography Dept, and GTU Present PLANET EARTH: Fresh Water
Although merely 3% of water on earth, fresh water plays an important part in the planet’s weather and erosion. 
7-9 pm Ho Visualization Lab


April 4
Frank Think Tank: Environmental Hazard
A “frank” discussion about the situation in Japan from earthquakes to nuclear reactors
12:20 pm Frank Dining Hall


April 5

Geology & Physics/ Astronomy Seminar: “Artificial Hydrofracturing and Natural Fractures in the Marcellus Shale”
Join Professor Bruce Selleck as he discusses hydraulic fracturing
Refreshments will be served (please bring own beverage)
11:30-12:30 101 Ho 

O-Power Information Session
Learn about this Washington, D.C. based company focused on energy efficiency and smart grid software
12:20 pm Location TBD


April 6
Keynote Speaker: So and So from O-Power 
Hear O-Power speak about energy efficiency, etc.
4-5 pm  101 Ho

SGA, Geography Department, and GTU Present PLANET EARTH: Great Plains
A quarter of the earth’s land mass, from arctic to tropical, are open plains consisting of lowland as well as highland plateaus. Here grows virtually indestructible, fast-growing grasses of all sizes that feed the planet’s largest herbivore populations, the preys to solitary and social carnivores. 
7-9 pm Ho Visualization Lab



April 7
Brown Bag feat. Alumnus Bill Jorgenson ‘65
Listen to Bill Jorgenson ’65, co-founder of AGreen LLC, speak about turning farm waste into energy while enjoying some Hamilton Whole Foods

SGA, Geography Department, and GTU Present PLANET EARTH: Mountains
Mountains are the most prominent products of the immense forces which shape the living planet: tectonic drift, volcanic activity and erosion by wind, water, frost and precipitation. 
7-9 pm Ho Visualization Lab


April 8
SGA, Geography Department, and GTU Present PLANET EARTH: Jungles
On 3% of the Earth’s surface, the rain forest is the habitat for half our animal species, even 80% of insects. So its wildlife is most competitive, like the birds of paradise’s mating, and specialized with unique relationships of predation, parasitism etc. For plants, the quest for light is key to stratification, paralleled by interacting animals eating fruits, leaves and other animals.
7-9 pm Ho Visualization Lab


April 9
Shapna Barge Event
Hear founder, Michael speak about the founding of Shapna, its sustainable coffee, and their personal pursuits of sustainability. 
Bring your reusable mug for a free cup of Shapna coffee from the Barge.


April 11
Reusable Mug Give Away
Stop by the Coop to pick up your free travel coffee mug, coupons, and information about environmental events around campus and in the community.
12-2 pm Coop Atrium


April 12
Reusable Mug Give Away
Stop by the Coop to pick up your free travel coffee mug, coupons, and information about environmental events around campus and in the community.
12-2pm Coop Atrium 


April 13
Reusable Mug Give Away
Stop by the Coop to pick up your free travel coffee mug, coupons, and information about environmental events around campus and in the community.
12-2 pm Coop Atrium


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Have your (environmentally friendly) way?

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…Last week, a boat in the Amazon spilled around 210,000 gallons of popcorn into amajor river, making the surface of the water look a bit like the floor of a movie theater. Fortunately, it didn’t take long before an oil company’s emergency clean-up crew was mobilized to tackle the floating patches of popped kernels with around 30 boats, 6,500 feet of containment boom, and five skimmers as airplanes coordinated the effort overhead. But despite all the action taken to quell the spill, no one involved was ever really worried about the popular snack-food-leak getting out of control — in fact, the whole incident was staged. Just think of it as a pop quiz of sorts.

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If you don’t want to do work…..

http://www.arkive.org

This website is amazing. It pools together pictures and information from National Geographic, BBC, and many more sources to create little data documents about the world’s species!  Also has a section on the “threats and conservation” of the plant or animal.  

Really, you can spend hours on it….

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Interesting topic for discussion:

What is the responsibilities of companies in making sure all their activities are safe? Should companies be transparent about these potential flaws?