Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Weekly Round Up 3.7.12

Weekly Round Up for ENVS Students
This brief newsletter is intended to give the reader a glimpse of campus happenings and opportunities.
New items added in red

Building Services and Recycling Services has a great volunteer opportunity coming up this Thursday.  The department will be conducting a trash and recycling audit of Neptune Hall on Thursday, March 8th from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  The purpose of this audit is to see how effective the current waste management system is and another audit will be conducted in six months after the new single stream system is implemented to record the progress of the program.  This is an opportunity for students to learn about the NIU recycling system, the changes that are currently being implemented, and also receive personal insight on the recycling habits of the campus.  

The audit will take place at Building Services West, formerly the John Deer Building, which is just west of the Convocation Center.   We will be separating the different types of recyclables and measuring the amount of recyclable materials that are mixed in with the trash.  One flow of materials will be coming in at 9:00 a.m. and another flow will be coming in at 2:00 p.m.  Gloves will be provided, and this may be considered a dirty job.   We are looking for as many volunteers as possible to sort and weigh the materials, and they may come and go at any time within the working hours. 

Please contact Tammie Pulak or Sarah Wawerski at Building Services, 815-753-1155, with any questions about this audit or Recycling Services.  Another audit of the same focus will be conducted at the Lowden building later this spring when we will need volunteers as well. 

ENVS Candidate Talks
ü  Environmental Anthropology
o   CANCELLED March 9th, 12p, Wirtz 103A
o   March 19th, 12p, Wirtz 103A

ü  Energy & Environmental Technology
o   March 19th, 1p, Wirtz 104
o   March 26th, 1p, Wirtz 104

Events & Opportunities for March
ü  Complete Calendar of Events listed online

ü  Green Paws Environmental Alliance
o   Wednesday, March 7th, 6p, DuSable 456

ü  Committee for the Preservation of Wildlife
o   Wednesday, March 7th, Montgomery 443

ü  Environmental Studies Student Club
o   Monday, March 19th, 7p, Wirtz 220

ü  Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD)
o   Registration ends March 9th
o   Event day is April 24th

ü  Taming Training Balance: 2012 Traveling Solo Exhibition
o   Art Student Siew Lian Lim to showcase her MFA Thesis Exhibition
o   March 19-23, with a reception on March 21st from 5:30-9p
o   NIU Gallery, 215 N 4th Street

ü  Earth Appreciation Month
o   Complete list of activities found on the ESE website at: http://www.niu.edu/ese/events/earthappreciation_2012.shtml

ü  Re-Reuse-A-Palooza
o   March 23rd, The House Café

Looking Ahead
ü  NIU Cares Day
o   April 14th

ü  Tumbling Snow in the Soviet Union: A History of Avalanche Vulnerability in the Khibiny Mountains, 1929-1991 (Dr. Andy Bruno)
o   April 2nd, 3:30p, HSC Heritage Room

ü  Tour Richard Born’s DeKalb Home, complete with solar array to charge Chevy Volt
o   April 22nd, 1:30p

ü  Jack Pizzo to talk about Ecological Restoration
o   April 23rd, 7p, Wirtz 220 (subject to change)

ü  2nd Annual Environmental Film Festival
o   April 26th, 3-10p, Egyptian Theatre
3:00p             Doors Open
4:00p             Our Planet Earth (1991, 23 minutes)
4:30p             The Lorax (1972, 28 minutes)
Dinner Break
6:00p             Butterflies and Bulldozers (2010, 62 minutes)
7:15p             Meet the Artist, Siew Lian Lim (http://www.siewlianlim.com/)
7:30p             Division Street (2009, 63 minutes)
9:00p             Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time (2010, 74 minutes)

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