Environmental Center Happenings
Got Plastic Bags?
The Environmental Center is collecting plastic grocery bags for a project to create sleeping pads for the Homeless. It takes about 500-700 bags to make a light weight and comfy padding.
Drop off your used plastic bags and check out the example padding at the Environmental Center Monday through Friday from 9-5
EC seeks 2015-2016 Board of Directors Membership
The Environmental Center Board of Directors (ECBOD) is looking for impassioned, dedicated FLC students, faculty, and staff to serve for a 2015-2016 term. In their role as ECBOD members, members gain valuable experience in strategic planning, fundraising, community organizing and visioning while helping to steer our ship forward. Board members contribute an average of 3-5 hours of service per month and are rewarded in supporting an amazing cause and being part of a great community!
To Apply: Applications can be found on the EC website
or picked up in the Environmental Center (Student Union 145). Completed
applications are due Friday, April 3rd by 5p.m.
Tax Season Deductions? Garden and Orchard in need of supplies!
The Environmental Center is looking for the following items to support garden and orchard operations this spring:
- Sandstone Pavers (for bed construction)-1/2" thick and 1-1.5' tal
- Lumber: (15, 4' long 2x4's and 2, 3' 2x2s)
- Small garden tiller (needed for one day in early March and one day in April; we can come and pick it up/deliver it back to you)
- Hand pruning sheers
- Irrigation supplies
- Shade cloth
If you have any of the following items that you would like to donate/lend to the Environmental Center, please contact EC Coordinator, Rachel Landis at email@example.com or (970) 247-7091. Donation documentation will be provided. We happily accept repurposed and gently used items. Thank you
Community Events & Opportunities
Colorado Parks & Wildlife Public Comment
CPW is being proactive in taking a long-range look - 20 years and more - to determine what Coloradans want in the future for parks, recreation and wildlife resources, how to pay for them, and how to accommodate the state's growing population.
When: Wednesday, March 18th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Durango Public Library
Durango Green Drinks
The Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado (SASCO) is pleased to host the March installment of Durango Green Drinks.
When: Thursday, March 26 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Carver Brewing in downtown Durango.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
March's Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/377784285740238/
Other March Local Sustainability Events (compiled at February's Green Drinks!)
17th - Animas High School 12th Grade Exhibition on Economic Resiliency Project - Rec Center 5:30 to 6:30PM
19th - League of Women Voters at City Council - City Hall 5:30PM
20th - Ballots Mailed for City Council Election
26th - Green Drinks hosted by Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado. 5-6:30PM at Carvers
Handmade Wealth: Lessons from Portland's Artisan Economy
From Portland State University, Durango welcomes special guest Charles Heying, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, to share lessons from his research on rise of Portland's ethic of handmade wealth.
When: Wednesday, April 8th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Durango Arts Center
Cost: This event is FREE to the public.
Can't make the evening? Alternative appearance:
Green Business Roundtable - Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theater, 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday April 8, 2015. This event costs $15.
RSVP to email@example.com
For more information, contact: Kent Ford (970) 259-1361
Transition Lab teaches people how to meet their basic needs like access to affordable housing, abundant local food, and a supportive community through relationships.
The Summer Intensive program runs June 8th through August 8th. Apply online, spaces and scholarships are still available. www.transition-lab.com
Need help starting your first farm?
Sustainable Small Farm Summit wants to help you make your dreams come true. Free upcoming workshops available March 18, 19, 20 and 21st.
For more information or to sign up please visit: http://www.smallfarmsummit.org/
2nd Annual Onion Planting at Rowher's Farms
Help plant up an entire field of onions, enjoy lunch prepared by the Rowhers, and help to build our local food community.
When: Sunday, April 12th. Departing at 8:30a.m. from Linda's Local Food
Where: Rowher's Farm out at Hovenweep
To Sign up: LInda Illsley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jefferson-Jackson Dinner & Auction
Featuring Craig Childs, Author of the book- Apocalyptic Planet & many others
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Where: Strater Hotel Theatre Durango 5:30 Seating limited
Tickets available now@ www.laplatadems.org OR 764-4756
Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in becoming a Tutor?
Cardinal Scholars is a service that connects tutors with elementary, middle school, high school, and college students seeking help. Cardinal Scholars is seeking teachers who have experience teaching or mentoring others, are academically curious and intelligent, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Compensation: Online tutoring sessions start at $15/hour, and in-person tutoring ranges from $23/hour up to $50/hour.
To learn more, please visit cardinalscholars.com/about and check out our FAQ's for tutors.
Contact: Rachael Midlam at email@example.com
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)
Fort Lewis College would like to send bright, ambitious, and motivated students to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland College Park. The conference includes a graduate school fair, a career fair, and workshops.
When: May 27-30, 2015
Where: University of Maryland College Park
More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.nccwsl.org/students/frequently-asked-questions/
Students interested in receiving partial or full funding to cover conference registration and travel fees should contact Professor Amy Sellin at firstname.lastname@example.org
EPA Internship Opportunities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Denver Regional Office is offering a number of internship opportunities in 2015 for students to gain valuable professional experiences through the Student Volunteer Program.
To be eligible for the Student Volunteer Program, a student must:
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited educational institution.
For information visit http://www2.epa.gov/region8/region-8-2015-student-volunteer-opportunities.
Contact: Elaine Robles at 303-312-6194 or email@example.com .
Do you have farm skills?
Calloused Palms Farm is seeking a skilled farmer to manage an established CSA. Duties include all phases of farm operation, primarily focusing on production and distribution of weekly CSA shares.
Contact Brad at 970-759-8267 or firstname.lastname@example.org