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7th Annual SustainIU: February 15th-22nd, 2015

Theme: "Water Scarcity in the 21st Century"

As events are scheduled and finalized, they will be listed here

Just a reminder that SustainIU will be held from February 15th-22nd. Member organizations are highly encouraged to develop/collaborate on events in conjuncture with the week. If you have any suggestions or if your organization is interested in hosting a SustainIU event please email Kat Fanola, the SSC Projects Coordinator at kfanola@indiana.edu as soon as possible. 

 

                                                         SustainIU Week 2015 Schedule

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

ORGANIZATION

EVENT

2/15

5-6pm

SPEA 167

RAIN Initative

Getting to know Green Infrastructure

Guest speaker Lizzy Vogel

Free Food Served

2/16

7-8:15pm

Hutton Honors College:

Great Room

Oxfam at IU

IU Beekeeping Club

SPROUTS

Hunger in the US Banquet

An interactive model of the food system in the US

Free Food Served

Registration Required

2/16

7pm

McNutt:

Kelley LLC 208B

Net Impact

Sustainability Careers Panel

2/17

12pm & 6pm

Wright & Gresham Food Courts

No Waste Program

Recycling Blitz

2/17

5:30-7pm

Woodburn Hall: Room 101

Sustainability Peer Educator Program

 Catalyzing Sustainability Through Art and Design: Panel Discussion

 Panelists: Miah Michaelsen, Economic and Sustainable Development/Assistant Director of the Arts; Rowland Ricketts, Textile Artist; Gail Hale, Stage Designer; Jon Racek, Architecture, Landscape, Industrial Design

2/18

6-8pm

Wilkie Auditorium

Thirst Project at IU

Benefit Dinner for building water wells in Africa

Tickets $8

Catering by Dats 

2/18

7:30pm

IMU:

Whittenberger Auditorium

 IU Office of Sustainability

IU Cinema

Center for Integrative Photographic Studies

College Arts & Humanities Institute

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Department of Geological Sciences

Integrated Program for the Environment

Kelley School of Buisness

Union Board 

Ben Brabson Lecture: 

James Balog, National Geographic Photographer

2/19

5-7pm

Hilltop Garden

Campus Garden Initative

Speaker Series: Permaculture

2/19

7pm

IU Cinema

 IU Office of Sustainability

IU Cinema

Center for Integrative Photographic Studies

College Arts & Humanities Institute

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Department of Geological Sciences

Integrated Program for the Environment

Kelley School of Buisness

Union Board 

 

James Balog: Film Screening Chasing Ice

2/20

12-1:30pm

Maurer School of Law:

Moot Court Room

Environmental Law Society

Graduate and Professional Student Organization

Climate Change Expert Panel Series: Fossil Fuel Divestment

Panelists: Benjamin Brabson, Department of Physics; David Haberman, Department of Religious Studies; Daniel Cole, Maurer School of Law; John Maxwell, Buisness Economics and Public Policy

Free Food Served

2/20

5-6:30pm

IMU:

Dogwood Room

Campus Garden Initative

Growing Cities Film Screening

 

Getting to Know Green Infrastructure:

This event will begin with a short intro on green infrastructure. Then guest speaker, Lizzy Vogel, will speaking about rain gardens. She will explain the plant density testing results from 17 different sites. Then she will connect this to what green infrastructure is like on campus. The event will end with presentations to show neighborhood level planning of green infrastructure. 

Hunger Banquet:

A modeling of the food system in the United States. The event will focus on national and local food security issues. Participants will be divided randomly into low, middle, and high income groups, served a meal according to their group, and then a discussion will follow about hunger in the US. Registration Required, To RSVP: email bcreath@indiana.edu

Sustainability Careers Panel:

The second annual Sustainability Careers Panel introduces students to professionals from a variety of environmental and socially responsible companies and agencies in a panel format. Each speaker will be given about ten minutes to present about their personal career track and their employer in terms of socially responsible impact. At the end of the event will be a Q&A with all the panelists for students to learn more about their personal interests. On the panel will be Richard Conkling from WaterFurnace, and Rick Bossingham from the Indiana Department of Natural Management. 

Thirst Project Benefit Dinner:

Benefit Dinner for the Thirst Project. The Thirst Project at IU is a chapter of the national organization that raises funds and awareness for the Global Water Crisis. Tickets will be $8 presale, and all money raised will go directly to building water wells in Africa. Catering will be by Dats. 

Catalyzing Sustainability Through Art and Design: Panel Discussion

Catalyzing Sustainability Through Art and Design: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 17th from 5:30-7:00 -- Woodburn Hall Room 101
Indiana University's Student Sustainability Council and Sustainability Peer Educator Program are hosting a panel discussion on the role that artists and designers can --and should!-- play in catalyzing a culture of sustainability and environmental stewardship. We are exited to host the following expert panelists:
  • Rowland Ricketts - IU Studio Art Faculty Member, Textile Artist, Indigo Farmer and Dyer
  • Miah Michaelsen - City of Bloomington Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts
  • Jon Racek - Architect, IU Interior Design Area Coordinator and Lecturer, Founder of Play360
  • Gail Hale - Arts Advocate with Lotus Education and Arts Foundation, Discardia Bloomington, and Trashion//ReFashion Show
These faculty and community members will first share examples of projects in a wide variety of disciplines and mediums that represent possible intersections of art, design, and sustainability. Then, attendees can join a short breakout discussion with a panelist of their choosing for the chance to start brainstorming real-world solutions for the Bloomington community. Please join us on the 17th, and remember that this is just one of the many exciting events during *SustainIU Week 2015*

Recycling Blitz:

Students oversee recycling bins in RPS dining locations to educate their peers about how to correctly use our recycling system. This is a hands-on opportunity that demonstrates student passion for waste diversion and teaches all participants about the process. 

Climate Change Expert Panel Series:

Reinvest IU, the Environmental Law Society, and GPSO are hosting a Fossil Fuel Divestment Faculty Panel. Join us Friday, February 20th, 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Mauer School of Law - Moot Court Room (free food at 11:30 AM). The panel features professors from diverse fields to discuss the complex and interrelated issues pertaining to the global, and local, fossil fuel divestment movement. 
Please join Professors Ben Brabson, Dan Cole, David Haberman, John Maxwell, and your fellow students, faculty, and staff in learning about this important issue. Come advance the conversation around meaningful action to solve the problem of climate change.
We are also accepting questions from the public. Please send your questions in advance to gpsosus@indiana.edu. Below are a few good background articles explaining a little more about the many divestment-related issues. 
  • The Logic of Divestment: why we have to kiss off big carbon now, Rolling Stone, a good summary of major arguments against divestment with attempts to refute them: Click here for RS article