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July 17, 2017
Events Spotlight
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2017 Summer Sustainability Symposium

Come celebrate our summer interns' hard work with a vegetarian luncheon featuring local and sustainable food. The symposium will showcase intern research including presentations and a poster session. All are welcome.

When possible, attendees are encouraged to walk, ride the bus or bike to the venue.

Please RSVP here.

When: Friday, August 4, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Indiana Memorial Union, Frangipani Room

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Bloomington Community Farmers' Market Assistant Needed

If you love the Market and would enjoy helping make it even more successful, consider submitting an application to be a Market Assistant. We're looking for someone interested in working at least two Saturdays per month from 6:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. While it's hard work, it's rewarding and fun. The starting pay is $8.20 per hour.

The application deadline is July 28 or until filled. Applications are available online.

For more information, contact Marcia Veldman at

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Solarize Bloomington Phase 2

Solarize Bloomington Phase 2 is extending discounted solar panels to homeowners, businesses, and other property owners in the surrounding counties - Greene, Lawrence, Morgan, Orange and Owen - as well as residents of Bloomington and Monroe County. Participation is open to both Duke Energy and REMC customers.

For more details and to sign up, go to or call 812-325-5968.  

A public information session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Monday, July 17 in Bloomington City Hall Council Chambers. Three more are scheduled for July and August. See dates here.

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Preserve a Preserve Day

Help clean up the historic cemetery at Restle Natural Area, which features a pioneer-era headstone. Lunch is included.

When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Restle Natural Area; N. Bottom Road, Gosport, IN 47433

Register here or contact John Lawrence at or 812-336-5382 ext.105.

Volunteer Opportunities
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Hoosier to Hoosier Sale

Hoosier to Hoosier (H2H) is a reuse program that collects reusable items from students during move-out and sells them back to other students and the community in order to raise funds for local charities and other organizations. We need help gathering and sorting all the donations.

Location: 1525 S. Rogers, Door #9 (North door, accessible from Hillside)

When: There are several days and times you can help! Check out the H2H sign up to find a day that best fits your schedule.

Questions? Contact

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Campus Garden Learn and Harvest Days

The Campus Garden is an organic food production space for the IU community to learn about sustainable gardening, make new friends, and take home fresh produce! Stop by one of the weekly Learn and Harvest Days to help around the garden! For more information, like their Facebook page or email

When: Weekly Thursdays and Sundays from 6-8 p.m.

Where: 2367 E. 10th St. (behind Tulip Tree Apts.)

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Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden

This summer, come learn about gardening and help Mother Hubbard's Cupboard in their community gardens where they grow organic fruits and veggies for their food pantry. All levels of gardening experience welcomed! For more information, like their Facebook page or email

When & Where: Mondays: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Butler Park
Wednesdays: 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the HUB Pantry Garden

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