Save Some CASH!
The cold season is quickly approaching and with
rising fuel costs
many off-campus students will brace for the financial impact of rising
heating bills. However, even in Vermont there are a few things that we
all can do to keep our utility bills down this winter and make our
homes greener and more comfortable.
Come learn from VT Gas and the Burlington Electric Dept.
how to weatherize your apartment and save CASH this winter through
energy efficiency at the Go Green at Home:
strategies for making your home more green tabling fair on
Thursday November 6th from 11am-3pm in the Davis Center Atrium 1st
In addition to energy efficiency information Chittenden Solid Waste District will
be there to
provide information on recycling and composting and Local Motion will have tips on
sustainable transportation options and all season bike commuting.
weatherization giveaways for the first 50 students that attend!
Sponsored by OSCR, the Office of Sustainability,
Life Campus Programs.
For more information contact:
Joined Your Front Porch Forum?
Chances are good that dozens of
your neighbors and classmates are connected to each
online via a local invention called Front Porch Forum. Please join the
conversation today by SIGNING UP at http://frontporchforum.com
and POSTING a message or two.
FPF hosts 130 neighborhood forums covering all of Chittenden County.
More than 10,000 households
subscribe, including one-third of
People use this free service in hundreds of ways, including to organize
a community meeting, find a babysitter or a babysitting
job, help an elder live at
home, find lost
a home break-in, debate a road project, recommend a mechanic, discuss
items leading up to Town Meeting Day, and lots more.
All of this is done with clearly identified nearby neighbors, so that
a familiarity accumulates and people feel more connected. That's
conversation often moves from the virtual to the actual front
frequently sparks block parties, group yards sales, neighborhood
(e.g., new playground, clean-ups), public hearings on challenging
Check it out today at http://frontporchforum.com
You may have heard in
the local news or on campus that a UVM student and cyclist, Rose Long,
injured in an bike accident
downtown. Thankfully, because she was following the rules of the road
and wearing a helmet, the accident was far less tragic than it could
have been. We wish Rose a quick and healthy recovery and hope that
the tips below will help increase awareness about what cyclists can
do to protect themselves when biking to and from campus.
Wear a helmet.
Ride with traffic and treat stop signs,
traffic lights, and one-way streets as if you were driving a car.
Signal your intentions before you stop, turn,
or change lanes.
Keep your ears open for hearing
an ipod or cell phone).
Yield to pedestrians and warn before you pass.
Use extra caution around kids and dogs.
Be visible. Wear bright colors, use head and
tail lights at night.
Ride predictably - in a straight line, don't
swerve between parked cars & watch for opening car doors.
Report dangerous drivers to the
police (description of the incident, a license
plate #, make, model, time, and place).
When you are driving or in a car with someone
else remember to share the road and be mindful of pedestrians and
For more information about bike and pedestrian
advocacy in Burlington visit Local
Motion and download their FREE
$6 safety gear coupon here. The safety tips above were taken
from Vermont Bicycle and
If you would like to help Rose in her recovery the
UVM Cycling team has set up a website to raise funds to help cover her
Contribute to Rose's medical
Read Rose's blog about her
Autumn is here! The leaves are
turning and its getting dark
much earlier…just in time for some October haunting. The staff
would like for you to have as safe
and memorable a Halloween
In an effort to do so, consider
If you choose to drink, ensure that you eat
before and during drinking, keep track of how many beverages you
consume, where your drink has been, and that you drink water or another
non-alcoholic beverage between every alcoholic drink.
Someone who has been drinking heavily is
legally unable to give consent. So, if you have been drinking, consider
getting the person’s number and meeting up for dinner the next day
instead of engaging in sex while you are under the influence of
If there are people around you who aren’t
following these tips and things go sour, remember that the Burlington
Police are just a phone call away 658-2700. If
someone is passed out and can’t be woken up, it’s time to call.
These are just a few things to
think about this Halloween.
As the leaves fall and the wind turns cold, remember these things to
keeping Halloween safe.
Also check out OSCR's Personal
Safety and Relationship Violence brochure for additional safety
Student Sharing in a Social Justice Journey
Have you ever wanted to stretch
yourself around issues of
social justice in an environment that was safe and inviting? Do
like you need more experience or tools to be a real ally or
Have you ever wanted to be surrounded by folks who were also committed
engaging in conversations about power and privilege? Have you
get connected to a network of other people who are excited about making
world a more equitable place?
Then the Next Step is for you! This 2 and a half day retreat
together 80 members of the UVM community, all of whom are excited about
type of work. This is not a lecture based experience.
will spend the weekend engaged in dialog and activities with your
You will learn about yourself and those around you through this dynamic
To learn more about the retreat or to download the application, go to www.uvm.edu/~nextstep and
about it. The deadline to apply for a spot as a participant is October
31 at noon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org