Environmental Center Happenings
Real Meal Deal Picnic and Mega Free Store
What: Come enjoy a locally sourced, humanely raised, ecologically sound and fair meal! We will provide chili (vegetarian and meat options), salad, blue cornbread and iced tea. Cost is $5 for the entire meal. Cream Bean Berry will also be on hand to provide some sweet treats! The mega free store will be co-located so that you can browse and take home reused clothes, shoes, and miscellaneous goods for free!
When: Real Meal Deal Picnic 12-1pm Thursday, April 16th
Mega Free Store: 9-1, April 16th
Where: Student Union quad
Who: Presented by the Real Food Challenge Team at the Environmental Center!
Questions? Contact: Kate McAteer at email@example.com
EC Student Featured in the Wall Street Journal
Campus Sustainability Team Member, Zack Bauer, was recently interviewed and photographed for a piece in the Wall Street Journal. Great job, Zack! Wall Street Journal Article
Visit Durango Natural Foods Coop
Shop at Durango Natural Foods and let the cashier know that you want to Round Up. Cumulatively, the pennies and cents you contribute over the next months will help the Environmental Center purchase a solar-powered fan for our on-campus greenhouse. Thank you for your support! And a HUGE thank you to DNF for supporting the EC!
When: April 1-June 30
Where: Durango Natural Foods Coop registers (575 E 8th Ave, Durango, CO 81301, (970) 247-8129)
Why: Because your contributions are helping to support the next generation of Environmental Leaders that will make their communities and ours healthier, more vibrant, resilient places to live!
Plastic, Plasic, Everywhere
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 247-7091. Donation documentation will be provided. We happily accept repurposed and gently used items. Thank you
Fort Lewis Sustainability Webpage
Check it out- Fort Lewis has a new sustainability webpage to showcase all of the great things happening at FLC www.fortlewis.edu/sustainability
Community Events & Opportunities
I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM.
Jeff Furman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, will be in Durango to tell the story about how our favorite ice cream company maintained employer ethics and social responsibility while becoming a successful for-profit business.
When: April 15
First event- 130 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis, 4:00-5:30 pm. Attendees at the Fort Lewis event will receive free Ben & Jerry's ice cream vouchers.
Second event- Public Library, 7:00- 9:00 pm. The library presentation will conclude with a panel of local leaders on different living wage perspectives. Attendees at the library event will receive free ice cream.
Local Renewable Energy Talk
Join Britt Basset, LPEA Board Member, for "Dreams for our Future" a talk about renewable energy.
Where: Boiler Room Theater of the Durango Discovery Museum;
When: 5pm Thursday, April 16th
Durango Nature Studies' Earth Day 5k and Family Fun Run Celebration
Join Durango Nature Studies for our 6th annual Earth Day 5k and Family Fun Run Event. The race will start at Rotary Park. Apre's-Race: Music, Free beer and pizza, kids boat race. Even if you don't run, come out for an Earth Day Celebration!
Date: Sunday, April 26
Place: Rotary Park
Cost: $15 advance, $20 race day (includes backpack for first 60 registrants), $10 per family for 1 mile fun run
Race Registration: Brown's Sport Shoes, Backcountry Experience, or online at http://www.durangonaturestudies.org/earthday.htm
April Green Drinks
Mountain Studies Institute is pleased to host the March installment of Durango Green Drinks Thursday, April 30th from 5-6:30 p.m. at Carver Brewing in downtown Durango.
For more information, contact: email@example.com
Animas River Clean-up
Water Justice Project is hosting its 2nd annual river cleanup on Sunday, April 19th from 11am-2pm. We will be meeting at Rotary Park and dispersing from there to various locations between 32nd and Santa Rita Park to pick up trash from the riverbanks. There will also be food provided by Brew so you'll get a free meal for your time and effort.
When: Sunday, April 19th from 11am-2pm
Where: Santa Rita Park
More information: Peter 801-661-2214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities
Food Recovery Network Executive Director Position
Food Recovery Network is the largest campus-based food recovery movement in the country. We empower college students to donate surplus prepared food from their campus dining halls to local food pantries in order to reduce waste, feed hungry people and fight climate change.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and an additional sheet containing three references, salary history, and any compensation requirements to email@example.com. See flier for more information.
Ancestral Lands Intern Coordinator- Southwest Conservation Corps
The Intern Coordinator's primary role is to provide support to our Ancestral Lands-National Park Service Career Institute Interns and seasonal conservation crews by offering mentorship and guidance, moral support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring.
Application Deadline: May 10th, 2015
Send a cover letter and resume to Chas Robles, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-403-0146 for questions about the position. See flier for more information.
New Mexico Wildlife Federation (NMWF) is hiring
NMWF seeks Conservation Director and Development Director. New Mexico Wildlife Federation, which was founded in 1914 by Aldo Leopold and today is New Mexico's oldest, most effective sportsman's conservation organization. For more information visit their website.
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 http://www.thegardenprojectswcolorado.org/