May 2015
In This Issue

While it may not appear like summer outside, we are certainly in summer mode here at the EC. In addition to wishing a 3-month adieu to a number of our students, turning the composter onto slow mode, and planting up our garden and greenhouse, we have also begun to plan for the year ahead. On that front, we have begun the hiring process! Please read on to learn about some exciting ways to join our team and get involved with the FLC Environmental Center.

Environmental Center Happenings 


We are hiring an Assistant Coordinator 

The Environmental Center (EC) is seeking an organized and energetic individual to assist with the EC's programmatic, operational and administrative functions. The Assistant Coordinator position will play an integral role in training and supporting our student leaders, overseeing office operations, spearheading projects/programs in our focus areas, and coordinating various operations. The latter includes work with both our in-vessel compost system and our campus garden. This is a 9-month, full time, permanent position.


For a complete job description and details on applying, visit our Get Involved page on the EC website ( 


Composting Bike
This could be you! The EC's new compost-sifting-human-powered-extravaganza!


Hiring Student Project Staff for Fall 2015

The EC is looking for a few passionate students interested in learning how to create institutional sustainability and social change. Student staff work with their peers in a fun, team-oriented environment to build out projects, programs, and events that help to progress the EC's Local Food Security, Zero Waste, Real Food Challenge, and Campus Sustainability objectives. Along the way, staff gain invaluable professional skills, build an amazing community, and have a huge impact on our school and home. 

For a complete job description and details on applying, visit our Get Involved page on the EC website ( 



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!
For More Information: Contact Kamaljit at

 Community Events & Opportunities


May Green Drinks 

May's Durango Green Drinks will be sponsored by  The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado.Durango Green Drinks Durango offers a place for anyone in the area to come, mingle, meet others and chat about local sustainability issues. This informal get-together gives people the chance to learn about community sustainability issues, meet like-minded locals and simply have fun


When: Thursday, May 28th, 5-6:30

Where: Carver Brewing Company

For More information: Contact 


Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities



Summer Stream Fish Ecology Internship 

This is a part-time, summer intersnhip conducting fish, habitat and water quality sampling throughout the San Juan River Basin. Applicants must have an interest in a career in biology, natural resources or tribal land. No prior experience necessary. 


For more Information: 

Contact Nate Cathcart at 

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