Wednesday, March 5th - Helping Families Conserve Nature on their Land: Tree and Forest Management
- On March 5th, Purdue Extension will be hosting a workshop to teach families about conserving nature, specifically trees and forest, on their own land. This event will take place from 6-9pm at the Monroe County Office located at 3400 S. Walnut Street. The cost is $10 per person. Contact Amy Thompson at 812-349-2575 or email her at email@example.com or visit this link for more information.
Saturday, March 8th - Mending Day
- It's Mending Day on March 8th from 12-4pm! Bring your clothing in need or repairs to the Monroe County Public Library Room 1A to repair your clothing or have the volunteer menders do their best to return your clothing to a wearable state. They can also help you learn to sew or figure out your own sewing machine. This event is created by Discardia, a project of the Center for Sustainable Living.
Campus Garden Workdays
- Come out and volunteer at the Campus Garden Friday from 4-6pm. All are welcome to come play in the dirt and learn more about gardening. All tools and gloves are provided. For more information, click here.
Jobs/ Internships/ Grants/ Fellowships
Bloomington Community Farmers' Market and Community Gardening Program
- The BCFM and CGP is looking for an intern interested in working 15-20 hours/week with the daily operations of the Farmers' Market and Gardening Program. The intern will assist with all the aspects of the BCFM and CGP including on-site administration. Qualified applicants must have at least one year of college with course work in sustainable agriculture/gardening, event planning, recreation administration, or related fields. They will need some working knowledge of event implementation and volunteer coordination though experience with gardening and an interest in the Farmers' Market and food security is helpful as well. Applications can be found on the website and are due Friday, March 7th. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-349-3738.
CityCorps Internship Program
- CityCorps is seeking upper-level undergraduate and graduate students to provide general operating support and core specialty support for the Plan 2020 process. Interns will work 40hrs/week during the summer and 20hrs/week during the academic semester. Interns will work from City Hall in downtown Indianapolis. There are 2 available positions for each of the plan components: Comprehensive Plan, Thoroughfare Plan, Consolidated Plan, Regional Center, and Economic Development. Selection criteria will be based on resourcefulness, competence, innovatin, and communication. To learn more or apply, vist this webpage. Applications are due March 17th.
Linda Latham Scholarship
- Attention all students interested in a career in energy or energy efficiency! The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy is hosting a Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings on August 17-22 in Pacific Grove, CA. In honor of Linda Latham, a scholarship fund has been formed to help pay for undergraduate/graduate students to attend this conference. Applicants must have studied energy/energy efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or a related field of study to be eligible. Complete the online application or email your application to email@example.com. All applications must include a copy of the applicant's Student ID and proof of student status. Applications will be accepted until March 21. A committee of ACEEE staff will review and choose 3 scholarship winners, whom will be notified by April 4th. For more information, visit the webpage.
Summer 2014 Garden Corps Member
- Interested in becoming more involved in the campus garden? Become a GardenCorps Member! GardenCorps members are required to put in 6-10 hours at the garden and are responsible for their own independent project and helping with harvest and workdays. Members will gain valuable skills in leadership and organic gardening as well as lots of free produce. The Summer 2014 Application is available and due on April 11th. For more information, visit the webpage. To apply, click here!
Outdoor Education/Gardening Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington
- The Girls and Boys Clubs of Bloomington is seeking an intern for their Outdoor Education/Gardening Director internship. The intern will work 20hrs/week for a $750 stipend starting on May 19th until August 2nd. The Outdoor Education intern will be responsible for all aspects of outdoor living skills and garden programming for the Camp Rock program including programs on conservation, biology, wild life identification, ecology, and outdoor science. The intern must be at least 18 years of age and possess a solid understanding of outdoor education and science as well as specific ideas regarding the delivery of these programs to children. This internship position requires an enthusiastic, self-starting personality with exciting ideas for implementing a fun and engaging hands-on program. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by email, mail, or in person to Audrey Hall-Pine, Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 1716 311 S Lincoln Street Bloomington, IN 47401. For more information, visit the webpage.
Growing Places Indy Summer Apprenticeship Program
- This apprenticeship immerses participants in the work of Growing Places Indy--from hands-on farm work to community engagement to fundraising youth education. Apprentices are challenged to consider what change they want to see in the world and are trained in skills they can employ to take action. Participants will learn about urban agriculture, engage in the Indianapolis area food system, explore and apply practices for personal empowerment, develop an integrated understanding of how food access and awareness impact personal and community wellness, and investigate how community-based food systems support community development. Apprentices will work 25-30hrs/week for a $500 stipend and a weekly share of vegetables and yoga classes. To apply, send an application or contact Christie at email@example.com. Applications are due April 1st.
Rooftop Garden Interns
- Middle Way House is seeking Rooftop Garden Interns for the Spring/Summer season. Interns will work 3-7 hrs/week with a focus on urban agriculture, water collection, and educating community members. If interested, contact Andrea Jobe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy workshop
- The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series for students and professionals interested in sustainability and energy. Participants will attend various presentations and panel discussions, tour leading energy facilities, and network with energy and entrepreneurial leaders. This workshop will take place from August 6-20 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Only 50 applicants will be accepted and they will receive lodging support and some meals. Applications are now available and will be accepted until July 1st. To learn more or to apply, visit the website.
Start Thinking Small
- IU Surplus Stores are now accepting "any and all", no matter how "small" or what condition, university items! They want your used/spent highlighters, pens, cell phones, and even your paper clips and rubber bands. In an effort to make sure that even the smallest of surplus items are properly disposed of, recycled, or better yet reused, IU Surplus Stores have partnered with IU Mail Services to offer a simple yet effective and efficient way of giving those items to Surplus Stores. Using Campus Mail envelope or small box, send your items by simply marking the envelope's recipient as Surplus Store. Now you know how thinking "small" can have a "BIG" impact on the sustainability efforts of Indiana University! Visit this link for more information.
Share your Energy Data!
- The IU Student Association and the Energy Leaders Student Association are partnering with the City of Bloomington to build an online database of off-campus rentals that use electricity and/or natural gas but they need your help! Please take 10 minutes to share your energy consumption data and have your name entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate for any downtown Bloomington business. Instructions for the survey can be found here. Don't pay for your own utilities? You can still participate by filling out this survey! All information must be submitted by April 15th. Want more information? Email email@example.com.
- Noma Maier, IUTS Sustainable Services Project Manager, is providing presentations on sustainable computing practices and how to responsibly recycle broken or outdated electronics. If you would like to have her present for a green team, student/faculty groups, or civic organizations, please contact Noma at nomaier@.iu.edu.