May 2015
In This Issue

Environmental Center Happenings  


Garden Work Days in the EC Garden

Get your hands dirty in the EC Garden.  Throughout the summer and fall there will be opportunities to come help out in the garden.  Email Duke at if you'd like to be on the list of summer helpers.


Fort Lewis Sustainability Webpage

Check it out- Fort Lewis has a new sustainability webpage to showcase all of the great things happening at FLC 



Community Events & Opportunities

Animas River Days Recycling Volunteers

Animas River Days organizers need volunteers to make sure that recycling is available at the event. Sign up for a shift at

When: Saturday May 30th 8:30am to 9pm

May Green Drinks

Join the Durango Green Drinks crowd Thursday, May 28th from 5-6:30 p.m. at Carver Brewing in downtown Durango. For more information, contact:

Give Climate Justice a Home 

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network, a youth-powered climate justice organization, is building out its capacity to support organizers and are seeking community partners who want to become Housing Sponsors and provide free or low-cost housing to climate organizers.


When: Starting now. Arrangements will reflect both the needs of the Housing Sponsors and of the Organizer, but longer time frames for sponsorship (3months-1year) are more ideal in order to provide stability for our Organizers. 

For more information:  Michaela Steiner, SW Solidarity Housing Coordinator: 



Colorado Permaculture Weekend

Experience 2 days of workshops and seminars while enjoying great company, exotic food and classic rock and roll. Marvel at Permaculture experts as they talk about their plans to turn the four corners into an oasis of abundance. Join Durango's own Katrina Blair and her wild Weed Walk

 and others at the 2015 Colorado Permaculture Convergence in the Four corners.

When: May 23 & 24

Where: Hanaiah's Rest Ranch, 10501 Road, Cortez, CO 81321. (Call to have a map emailed to you)

Cost: Student weekend tickets $25

For more information: Call 970-769-1351 or check the website at


Art Action Camp to Stop Tar Sands Development in the U.S.

Join the camp from May 23-27 for 5 days of art creation on the East Tavaputs Plateau with activists working to halt the first potential tar sands mine in the U.S. The week includes workshops on mask-making, photography, guerrilla theater, banner making, prop making, as well as discussion circles on how art can be used in creative interventions that challenge power, and the other important roles art plays in social movements.

When: May 23-27

Find more details by clicking here

If you wish to attend art camp, please email



 Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities


Fresh Food Project Coordinator

The Palouse Fresh Food Project Coordinator at Washington State University's Pullman Campus will connect the Center for Civic Engagement to current community efforts and bring food-focused community organizations together to align efforts and maximize capacity, to address food insecurity felt by low-income individuals in rural Whitman County.

Click here for details

Volunteer at the Manna Garden 

Manna Garden Workdays will be every Wednesday from 10 am - noon, April 1st - October 31st. All of the food grown in the garden goes directly into the Soup Kitchen meals and fresh produce boxes for Manna families. 


For more information visit