bring your good ideas for your neighborhood. SGA can help make
Did you ever wonder what your street would be like
if it had more gardens; less trash; more people saying hello; …
Well, the Student Government Association (SGA) can transform your
wonder into reality through its Student Neighborhood Initiative Grant.
According to Lucan Morgan, Chair of the Committee
on Legislative Action (COLA) that created the grant, “the
objectives of this initiative are to supply a direct avenue for
positive student involvement in the community, to foster
relationships between the students and the neighbors, and to strengthen
relations between University of Vermont students and the residents of
Burlington.” To meet the objectives, the SGA and COLA have
dedicated $1,000 for this effort to strengthen student involvement in
the Burlington community. If you are interested in applying you
can find the grant
application on the Lynx under the Campus Feed section on the home
page under the event board.
Lucas Morgan if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Here's the Lowdown on Recycling Downtown
Scenes like this are pretty common off campus and
end up causing more work for recycling truck drivers, not to mention a
ton of unnecessary street trash. People have good intentions but
sometimes end up over stuffing bins, putting bins out at the wrong
time, and contaminating recycling with trash. We need your help to
change this! Here are some tips for how to recycle properly.
Please help us spread the word!
For other tips on sustainable living in Burlington
Why Own a Car When You Can Share!
looking for a way to get to the mountains this winter? Wanting to
get out of town for a weekend?
Don't have a car, but wish you did once in awhile?
Vermont and go where you want, when you want!
Learn more about car-sharing in Burlington and see if you are eligible
to join on our website, www.carsharevt.org.
Our rates are affordable and include free gas, our service is easy to
and our cars are very cool. Feel free to call us anytime if you'd
like to chat - 802.861.2340.
Want to work for
We are currently looking for Fleet Assistants and Pod Nannies to help
out with cleaning and maintaining our cars and shoveling them out in
the winter (driving credits are available in exchange for your
help!). If you are interested, please check out the job
descriptions and contact Becca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With
Early warning of a fire in your apartment means
precious moments to escape safely. Make sure that you have the proper
number of smoke alarms/carbon monoxide detectors and that they are
There should be one smoke/carbon monoxide alarm
outside each sleeping area and on every level of your apartment. These
are required by Burlington city ordinance to be hardwired by your
property owners so that when
one goes off they all go off. Make sure to test them once a month by
pushing the test button and change the batteries twice a year OR
whenever you hear them chirping. Do not disable or tamper with
smoke/carbon monoxide alarms at any time! Tampering could result in a
fine from the city of Burlington.
In addition, remember to never leave stuffed
furniture outside. It is a huge fire hazard and also can lead to a $500
fine. It is also important to keep grills off of the porch and at least
15ft away from the building when in use.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding
your smoke alarms/carbon monoxide detectors contact your property owner
directly. For more information on fire safety visit the Burlington Fire
Halloween & Fall Festivities!
Mysterious guides lead guests through the dark and foreboding forest,
where paths are lit by over 1,000 flickering Jack-O’-Lanterns.
Throughout their passage, visitors encounter strange
characters in a variety of scenes befitting the Halloween season.
10/22-10/30 at the Catamount
Outdoor Family Center.
$12.50 per person.
City Ghost Walk
An evening of ghosts, haunts, and tragic stories as you walk back in
time to the early days of Burlington. This tour is the perfect blend of
goose bumps, humor and history. 10/15-10/31. Tour starts at 7pm. Meet
at City Hall Park. $13 per person.
leaders, students, and others race in
giant hollowed-out gourds, in a competition of size and speed. This
year’s event will also feature a Pumpkin Festival with food
activities and entertainment located on the Burlington Waterfront. Sun.
10/11, 10am-3pm. Free.
Your Own Pumpkins
Head down to Burlington's Intervale and pick your own pumpkins at Fat
Michell's Pumpkin Patch! Fun fall activities (pumpkin painting &
carving, hayrides, and giant pumpkin displays) throughout the season.
Open Mon. - Sun, 10am-5pm.
We hope you have a fun and memorable Halloween!
Please keep these tips
in mind to keep yourself and your
friends safe and to help maintain peaceful & healthy neighborhoods.
If you plan to host a social gathering be
safe, be kind, be smart - check out the SGA's Party
Smart website for more info. Review local city
ordinances and know your social host liabilities and responsibilities.
Please encourage your guests to be respectful of your neighbors and
their property when walking to and from your apartment.
Plan how to get to and from your destination
safely. Take the UVM
Late Night Safety Shuttle or call a cab and pay
for it with
CatScratch (Friendly Fare 330-8822 or Benway’s 862-1010).