Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Weekly Round Up 4.18.12

Weekly Round Up for ENVS Students


Garden Planning Work Group
Meet 6PM, Thursday, April 19th in Health Services Building 323 (Melissa B’s Office)
ü Meet to start planning the steps needed to get plants, when to plant them, and how to organize maintenance, etc.

Sustainable Living Floor Focus Group
Meet 8:30PM, Monday, April 23rd in Wirtz 220
ü A one-time meeting to discuss ideas for a residence hall floor meant for students who care about living sustainably. Should there be GPA requirements, service requirements, majors that are important, etc.

Environmental Film Fest Volunteer
Volunteers will greet guests, be in charge of handing out tickets, and sit at the table for the ESE Institute.
Thursday, April 26th
2 volunteers needed per shift (and approximate times work just fine)
Shift 1: 2:45PM – 4:45PM
Shift 2: 4:30PM – 6:30PM
Shift 3: 6:15PM – 9:15PM
Email Melissa at mburlingame@niu.edu with your available shifts!

Huskie Service Scholars – Peer Mentor Needed
Apply now for the 2012-2013 academic year!
Applications due April 27th.
Huskie Service Scholars is a program that offers tuition waivers to students for community service.  This program pairs upper-classmen with first-generation or low income students entering NIU for the first time.  Upon completion of 300 hours of service, students will receive a tuition waiver of $1,132.
ü  Talk to Melissa Burlingame if you are interested in serving as Peer Mentor for the Environmental Studies team (mburlingame@niu.edu).

Attend Chicago Green Festival (FREE)
The ESE Institute has space for 5 students to travel to the Chicago Green Festival on Saturday, May 5th. We will be leaving NIU at 10am and will be leaving Chicago between 6-8pm. Melissa B. will be driving an NIU van and tickets and meals for the day will be provided. Those interested in attending must submit their interest to Melissa B. in writing along with a plan of which speakers you would plan to attend at the event. You must submit your interest by April 27th and we will meet the week of April 30th to discuss plans. As a wrap up from the event, you will be asked to write a feature article for the ESE Institute website on your experience at the Chicago Green Festival. Here is a link to the main page for Chicago to get you started.

Environmental Summer Camp Volunteers
Plan opportunities for middle and high school students. An opportunity for students to get directly involved in environmental education.
Planning meeting 10AM, Monday, April 30th in Health Services Building 323 (Melissa B’s Office)
Environment and Sustainability, June 24-29, 2012, Campers entering grades 9-12
Exploring Nature: Habitats and the Environment, July 8-13, 2012, Campers entering grades 7-9

CPW's Annual Prairie Plant Sale will be held this
Thursday Apr 19th 10-3:30 in Montgomery Hall
Friday Apr 20th 10-3:30 in MLK Commons

Earth Appreciation Month
ü  Rock The Boat
On July 25th 2008, a dozen brave Angelenos, led by political satirist and unwitting activist George Wolfe, attempted to navigate down the full 51 miles of the Los Angeles River.
Thursday, April 19th, 7:30p, Cole Hall Auditorium
ü  Complete list of activities found on the ESE website at: http://www.niu.edu/ese/events/earthappreciation_2012.shtml

Jack Pizzo
The owner of Pizzo and Associates, Jack Pizzo, will talk about the aspects of environmental restoration and how he got his companies in environmental restoration started.
ü  Monday, April 23rd, 7pm, Wirtz 220

ü  Environmental Studies Club
o   Monday, April 23rd, 7pm, Wirtz 220