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September 25, 2017
Events Spotlight
Sustainability Innovation Fund

The Office of Sustainability is excited to request Sustainability Innovation Fund proposals for this academic year. All IU Bloomington faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to contribute their best ideas and work collaboratively to develop proposals. Each proposal, however, must name both a faculty and staff leader. See the proposal guidelines for more details. An open orientation to discuss the details of the fund is planned for September 28, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the E-House. Letters of intent are due to November 17 and full proposals are due February 16.

When: Tuesday, September 28 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: E-House, 704 E. 10th St.

Urinetown

Urinetown is a satirical musical that showcases a water shortage and drought that causes the government to ban private toilets, leading to rapid increase of paid public toilets. This musical uses comedy to emphasize the importance of sustainability and social justice. Tickets are $20 for non-students and $10 for students. They are available for purchase at the IU Auditorium Box Office or online.

When: September 26-29 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wells-Metz Theatre

24th Annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

Bringing communities and cultures together is a principle of sustainability and the mission behind the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation. This foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 that aims to create opportunities to experience, celebrate, and explore diversity through music and the arts. One of the ways that they complete this mission is by hosting their annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. Stop by the festival to listen to artists from all over the world and to enjoy community-based art activities.

When: Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1
Where: Downtown Bloomington

Volunteer Opportunities
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden Work Day - Butler Community Garden

Join Mother Hubbard's Cupboard in the Butler Community Garden where they grow produce for their food pantry. This is an opportunity to learn about gardening while helping grow fruits and vegetables for the food pantry. Contact Kendra at garden@mhcfoodpantry.org for any questions about volunteering.

When: Monday, September 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where: 1020 W. 9th St.

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Gleaning at Harriman Farms

Hoosier Hills Food Bank goes to Harriman Farms to collect the produce that is left over. Join Hoosier Hills Food Bank with bringing back fresh produce that will be given to those in need. Volunteers are asked to meet at the food bank and then the group carpools to the farm in Spencer, IN. For questions about volunteering contact the garden and gleaning coordinator at garden@hhfoodbank.org.

When: Tuesday, September 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: 2333 W. Industrial Park Dr.

  

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Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden Work Day - HUB Garden

Join Mother Hubbard's Cupboard at their very own garden where they grow produce for their food pantry. This is an opportunity to learn about gardening while helping grow fruits and vegetables for the food pantry. Tasks will include planting, weeding, turning compost, and making friends! Contact Kendra at garden@mhcfoodpantry.org for any questions about volunteering.

When: Wednesday, September 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Where: 1100 West Allen St.

Hilltop Garden

Volunteers are needed at Indiana University's campus garden to help with weeding, composting, mulching, harvesting, and preparing beds to be planted in later. There are tons of tomatoes that need harvesting right now! Volunteers can learn about gardening and be a part of a sustainability intiative on campus. Volunteers are welcome to take home some of the produce that is harvested at the end of the shift. Be sure to check out Hilltop Garden's Facebook page for other opportunities and weather updates. Contact Lea Woodward, Hilltop Coordinator, at hilltop@indiana.edu if you have any questions.

When: Thursday, September 28 and Sunday, September 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.                                             Where: 2367 E. 10th St

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