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March 27, 2017
Events Spotlight
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The Spring Energy Challenge Has Begun!

The Spring Energy Challenge is underway! The competition to see which campus buildings can save the most energy and water kicks off on Monday, March 27 and runs until Monday, April 17. Residence halls are paired with other residence halls; academic buildings are paired with other academic buildings; Greek houses are paired with other Greek houses; and, new this semester, athletic buildings are paired with other athletic buildings. Check our website for more energy- and water-saving tips!

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Business and The Poor: The Ethics and The Economics

The world's economic resources are overwhelmingly consolidated in business or markets. While governments and NGOs have a role to play in economic development and poverty alleviation, the power of businesses and markets to radically transform the lives of the world's income-poor communities is far greater. Stop by for a lecture on the topic. Pizza will be served!

When:  Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
Where:  Hodge Hall 1050

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Academic Year Sustainability Symposium

You're invited to our Academic Year 2016-17 Sustainability Symposium, where our interns and 2020 Sustainability Scholars will present their sustainability research! A vegetarian lunch will be provided. You can find more information and RSVP here.

When:  Friday, April 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where:  Indiana Memorial Union Frangipani Room

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Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is returning for the season! The Market is open every Saturday, April through November, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Stop by to pick up fresh produce, prepared foods, seasonal flowers, and more. There are new items each week!

When:  Saturday, April 1 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where:  401 N. Morton St.

Opportunities in Sustainability
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Apply for Student Sustainability Council Executive Positions

The Student Sustainability Council is currently accepting applications for next year's executive board. The following positions are available: logistics director, membership & publicity director, campus liaison director, projects & events director, and finance director. The current executive board will be hosting a mixer at 7 pm. Monday, March 27 in the E-House to chat with potential applicants. Interested? Email your resume and cover letter with a short biography, statement of interest, and description of what you’d like to contribute to Apply by 7 p.m. Monday, April 3.

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Apply for New Student Sustainability Externships

The Indiana Sustainable Development Program is partnering IU students with sustainability nonprofits and businesses around the state for two- to three-month summer externships. Thanks to a generous gift by the McKinney Family Foundation, students in these positions will be paid a competitive stipend. Work assignments will be dynamic and challenging; upperclassmen are encouraged to apply. To apply for any of the externships, send a resume, a letter of interest detailing your qualifications and which externships interest you, and two references to

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Join IU Sustainability Community of Practice

Are you a faculty member interested in joining a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of colleagues to imagine and implement sustainability education in one of your courses? If so, please consider joining our fifth annual IU Sustainability Community of Practice, Wednesday, August 2-Friday, August 4, 2017. We expect the workshop to fill up quickly, so we suggest applying by Tuesday, March 28! For more information about how to apply, please visit our website. Questions? Contact IU Office of Sustainability Associate Director Dr. Andrew Predmore.

Volunteer Opportunities
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Campus Garden Worm Bin Workshop

Create and decorate your own worm bins using tubs, soil, newspapers, and paint. Because worms can break down simple food scraps, worm bins are a great alternative to large compost bins for people living in rentals, apartments, or dorms. And don't forget to stop by the Campus Garden from 4-6 p.m. every Thursday and from 10 a.m.-noon every Saturday for its Learn and Harvest Days!

When:  Thursday, March 30 from 4-5 p.m.
Where:  2367 E. 10th St.

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