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November 13, 2017
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Campus Catalyst
2017 Campus Catalyst Awards

Celebrate Indiana University's remarkable achievements in sustainability! The Indiana University Office of Sustainability will host the Sixth Annual Campus Catalyst Awards on November 16, recognizing individuals and groups that have made a significant impact inside the classroom, in the lab, and on campus. Award recipients were notified on November 9. All are welcome to attend the award ceremony. Light snacks will be provided. Kindly RSVP here.

When: November 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union

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2017-2018 Innovation Fund Proposals

How could you use up to $50,000 to improve campus sustainability? The purpose of the Innovation Fund is to fund at least one major innovation per year that measurably advances campus sustainability by using campus as a lab, improves IU's score in at least one category of the AASHE STARS metric, provides high-impact learning experiences for students, and makes measurable progress towards one or more Bicentennial Strategic Plan goals. The first step to apply for funding is submitting a letter of intent, due November 17 by 5:00 p.m. Full proposals are due in February.

SPEA Dean Graham
Environmental Policy Seminar with SPEA Dean Graham

The upcoming addition to SPEA’s Environmental Policy Seminar features the school's dean, John Graham. Dean Graham was nominated under the George W. Bush administration to serve as Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs from Carnegie-Mellon University. The topic is not yet announced.

When: November 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.           

Where: SPEA Room A225

Time To Choose
Documentary: Time to Choose

Come to a free showing of Time to Choose, a documentary on climate change and its solutions by Oscar-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson.  Running 100 minutes, the film covers some  of the worst contributors to climate change in five continents with powerful interviews of victims as well as some of the remarkable people who are leading the way to solutions. All are welcome and there will be plenty of free hot & cold cider and popcorn.

When:  November 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Where:  Room 8 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church at 100 N. Hwy 46 Bypass

Volunteer Opportunities
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Butler Garden Workdate

Get in some gardening hours before the winter with Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard in the Butler Park Community Garden. Fruits and vegetables from the community gardens go to MHC’s food pantry. People of all ages and experience levels can help garden the year’s final plots by planting, weeding and turning compost. Come for any of the weekly work dates and check MHC’s Facebook page for weather-related cancellations.

When: November 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.           

Where: Butler Park

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Greening Cream and Crimson Tailgate Ambassador

GCC is looking for volunteers to serve as Tailgate Ambassadors and Waste Educators during the 2017 home football games. Engage and encourage fans outside (pre-game) and inside (in-game) of Memorial Stadium to compost and recycle! Duties include manning waste stations in the tent areas and Hoosier Village OR areas of concourse inside the stadium to educate fans, illustrate proper disposal of items, and decontaminate bins. Volunteers receive t-shirts and a meal.

Waste Educators Volunteer Signup                                   Tailgate Ambassador Signup

When: November 18                  

Where: Indiana Memorial Stadium

tigers at EFRC
Exotic Feline Rescue Center Orientation

Do you want to work with tigers and lions in a safe environment? The Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Indiana is home to almost 200 rescued big cats. After taking a tour, people 21 years or older can attend the orientation to prepare for volunteering. The site is not wheelchair accessible. Visit the EFRC site for more information on volunteering or touring.

When: November 18                  

Where: Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point

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