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March 2017

Can you plant trees online?

Apparently, you can. There is a new company that promises to plant trees IRL when you use their search engine. The company is called Ecosia - check out this review. Depending on what your parameters are for a search engine, this could be a great option.

Is Your Car Missing?

If you left your car on the street before leaving for break, you might find that your car is missing. #StormStella dumped nearly 30 inches of snow in Burlington over the course of two days, making it the second largest snowfall in Burlington's history. Unfortunately, it also means that many cars had to be towed due to a two-day parking ban. In a recent communication, Burlington Police explained that "vehicles which remain on city streets and within city surface parking lots will receive $125.00 parking tickets and, if necessary, be towed to another location".

So what to do? Contact parking enforcement to find out where it was towed and how much it will cost to have it released - make sure to have your plate number ready since this is how they will locate your car. If the car wasn't towed they can connect you with Police to report a stolen car.

Saturday, March 25th
-Sunday March 26th, 2017

Please join Volunteers In Action (VIA) and UVM Student Clubs in making the 1st annual UVM Sleeps Out a huge success!

Students, staff and their families who participate will be sleeping overnight outside on the UVM campus, in solidarity with those experiencing homelessness. Sleep Out is a national movement to raise community awareness around issues of homelessness and funds for local shelter services. UVM Sleeps Out supports Spectrum, a local organization providing shelter and services to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

While there is no fundraising requirement, students and staff who raise at least $25 will receive their very own Sleep Out hat! Registration is required. The on-campus event location and program details are provided after registering. While there is no deadline to sign up, early registration is strongly encouraged. Sign up today in 3 easy steps:

1. Go to the UVM Team's Fundraising Page

2. Click Join Team & Sign Me Up (Student Sleep Out)

3. Complete Registration Form

After you sign up, don't forget to invite your friends or members of your student group to register too!

Want to know more? Take a moment to watch this video about local Sleep Out events, started by area high school students.

Event contact:

Fleming Museum

From Fleming website:

"Drinking, even more than eating, is essential for human life. The basic need for liquid refreshment underlies concepts of cooperation and hospitality: we work together to secure sources of water, we share drinks, and we create social rituals of imbibing that bind us together. The various containers that hold these liquids—bottles, teacups, beer steins, and communal drinking bowls—reflect distinct social and cultural traditions. In this exhibition drawn from the Fleming’s collections, visitors can explore the ways that humans shape and share the beverages they drink, from forming the vessels to efforts to transform ourselves and our experiences".

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Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm
Contois Auditorium

The City of Burlington, Fletcher Free Library, and UVM Humanities Center are hosting the fifth Mayor’s Book Group for a discussion about the nation’s opioid crisis and the impacts it is having on Vermont and Chittenden County. We are fortunate to be joined by the author of Dreamland, Sam Quinones.

Dreamland reveals the origins of the nation’s opioid epidemic – a narrative that is critical to understand as we seek to resolve this corrosive crisis. Free copies of Dreamland, courtesy of the UVM Humanities Center, are now available for pick up at the Fletcher Free Library and Mayor’s Office.

Sam Quinones will also be giving a free lecture on Wednesday, April 5 at 3:30 pm at the UVM Davis Center in the Silver Maple Ballroom.

Find more details about the Mayor's Book Group discussion here:

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The Dismantling Rape Culture Conference (DRCC) strives to educate on and intervene when prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse, and encourage sexual (and other forms of) violence. This conference is about looking at the intersectional ways in which rape culture exists and about coming together to envision how we can change, shift, alter, and heal from its presence in our lives.

Every year the Office of Student & Community Relations staff attend this incredible professional development opportunity for FREE! Here is the website for the conference which has details and a link to register for the conference.

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Burlington High School
Saturday, April 8

Symposium for Social Justice Action Groups at Burlington High School. The Symposium is for individuals looking for ways to get involved and for groups to find new people to join their efforts. It will provide the public the opportunity to learn about local organizations and groups who are involved in social justice activities and choose ways to get involved. It is also an opportunity for groups to become aware of and familiar with each other’s work so we can support and collaborate with each other.

  • Groups can recruit new participants/members/volunteers.
  • Individuals who are not already involved can find ways to join grassroots work for social change.
  • Those presenting include Black Lives Matter VT, Migrant Justice, 350 Vermont, Justice for All, Showing Up for Racial Justice, Vermont CARES, Rights Democracy, and more!

Please register here. $20 public. $10 under 25. Free for high school students and middle school students. For more information contact Rachel at 863-2345 x1 or

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