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March 20, 2017
Events Spotlight
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Green Drinks Bloomington Discussion

Green Drinks Bloomington is a monthly, informal social networking event meant to bring together people from different backgrounds with a shared interest in creating a greener world. This month, in honor of World Water Day, Bill Weeks, director of the Conservation Law Center, and Lily Bonwich, director of Development of the Conservation Law Center, will present a talk entitled "Water and Quality of Life in Indiana." Join for a discussion. There is a $5 suggested donation, as some food will be provided.

When: Wednesday, March 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Banquet Facility of the Upland Brewing Company

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Dakota Access Pipeline Policy Workshop

Join Women in Economics and Professor Dean Lueck of the Ostrom Workshop for a policy workshop on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Participants will work in groups to develop solutions to difficult problems of economic efficiency, environmental sustainability, and human rights surrounding the pipeline controversy.

When: Friday, March 24 at 1 p.m.
Where: SPEA 277

Opportunities in Sustainability
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Apply for Student Sustainability Council Executive Positions

The Student Sustainability Council is currently accepting applications for next year's executive board. The following positions are available: logistics director, membership & publicity director, campus liaison director, projects & events director, and finance director. The current executive board will be hosting a mixer at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27 in the E-House to chat with potential applicants. Interested? Email your resume and cover letter with a short biography, statement of interest, and description of what you’d like to contribute to iubssc@indiana.edu. Apply by 7 p.m. Monday, April 3.

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Apply for New Student Sustainability Externships

The Indiana Sustainable Development Program is partnering IU students with sustainability nonprofits and businesses around the state for two- to three-month summer externships. Thanks to a generous gift by the McKinney Family Foundation, students in these positions will be paid a competitive stipend. Work assignments will be dynamic and challenging; upperclassmen are encouraged to apply. To apply for any of the externships, send a resume, a letter of interest detailing your qualifications and which externships interest you, and two references to isdp@indiana.edu.

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Join IU Sustainability Community of Practice

Are you a faculty member interested in joining a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of colleagues to imagine and implement sustainability education in one of your courses? If so, please consider joining our fifth annual IU Sustainability Community of Practice, Wednesday, August 2-Friday, August 4, 2017. We expect the workshop to fill up quickly, so we suggest applying by Tuesday, March 28! For more information about how to apply, please visit our website. Questions? Contact IU Office of Sustainability Associate Director Dr. Andrew Predmore.

Volunteer Opportunities
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Bloomington Community Orchard Work and Learn Days

The Bloomington Community Orchard Work and Learn Day season has officially begun! They're starting the season with a series of "Pop Up Dormant Pruning" Work and Learn Days. Learn how to prune fruit trees during dormancy in order to improve structure, stimulate growth, keep trees healthy, and increase productivity. No prior pruning experience is necessary!

When:  Tuesday, March 21 from 1-3 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 from 2-5 p.m.
Where:  2120 S. Highland Ave.

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Participate in Adopt-a-Stream Program

The Adopt-a-Stream program allows community members to be actively involved in conserving and maintaining the community's streams. Participant duties include inspecting their stream at least once a month, testing the water quality of their stream at least four times a year, submitting regular reports on their stream's condition, and providing general maintenance, such as removing debris and litter. Staff members will provide the necessary training and equipment. Apply online by Friday, March 31.

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