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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Burlington Farmer's Market and Hannaford's: A field comparison

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Meet outside Room 09
Description: Join Lydia Gim and head downtown to explore the Burlington Farmer's Market! We will look at different foods, compare prices, and discuss the energy needed to produce/bring them to be sold. We will then make a trip to Hannaford's to compare conventional grocery prices and food miles to the food at the farmer's market. The only thing you need to bring is a notebook, a pencil, and your Catcard. Please sign up on the sign up sheet, and we will meet outside Room 09 at 10:30. Hope to see you all there!

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Driftwood Art Workshop (NR15 event)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Meet outside Room 09
Description: If you have an affinity for sustainability, like going outside, making art, and want to get to know your fellow UVMers, this is the event for you! The event will consist of visiting local areas and collecting materials. Then using the materials to create a piece of art while learning about sustainability education and ecological economics. The leader of the trip is Ezra Mount-Finette, a junior at UVM who creates art using recycled materials, predominantly driftwood. Check out his page WoodyCreations on Facebook or contact him at Eimountf@uvm.edu with any questions.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Time's Up, Rise Up! Rally and Sit-In for Climate Justice (NR15 credit)

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Statehouse Lawn, Montpelier
Description: Speakers! Music! Food! Entertainment!
Bring the Climate March home!

All across the State Vermonters are organizing to demand an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure and real action to protect our communities from the climate crisis.

Join us in Montpelier on Monday, October 27, as we raise our voices to call on the Shumlin Administration to stop the fracked gas pipeline and protect our right to a healthy environment and livable planet.

Direct Action Trainings October 11 and 26 in Burlington
October 18 in Plainfield

Sign up here:
bit.ly/1vLjPKE

Register for action trainings here
bit.ly/1vLKk2D

For more information:
risingtidevermont.org
350vt.org

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Exploring Natural Recreation Areas Along the Burlington Bike Path(NR15 credit)

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Meet at GreenHouse Lobby
Description: Dying to get off campus but don't have a car? No worries! There are plenty of parks, woods, and other recreational areas easily accessible by bike. Don't have a bike? No problem! UVM's Bike User's Group (BUG) has bikes available on Redstone and in front of the Davis Center on the first floor between Davis and Bailey-Howe. All you need is your CatCard and functioning legs.

Join your fellow GreenHouse residents on a waterfront bike path adventure to explore some of these natural areas and foster a sense of place. We will be meeting in the GreenHouse lobby at 4 PM on Monday, October 27th. Be ready to go biking from there, with water and proper shoes. We'll have free time to relax and chill at each spot, so feel to bring a book, journal, or some other activity.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lecture by Dr. Steve Polasky: Getting to a global climate deal (NR15 credit)

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center

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GreenHouse Cooking Class using CSA ingredients (NR15)

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kitchen off the Lobby
Description: Not sure what to do with your CSA veggies? Come on down to the GreenHouse lobby kitchen at 6:30pm to take a cooking class focused on easy CSA meals you can make in the dorm that are local, healthy and fun to make!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Centennial Tree I.D. and field walk (NR15 credit)

Time: 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Meet outside Room 09
Description: Wondering who those trees are in your neighborhood? Join Leah for an afternoon stroll through Centennial Woods. As many leaves have fallen, we will have the opportunity to walk through the deep duff layer, surrounding by the scent of fall, we will turning our focus a bit more to buds, bark, and twigs for tree i.d.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

BIRD WHALE BUG: MAKING MUSIC WITH NATURE (NR15 credit)

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: Waterman Memorial Lounge
Description: How do we communicate with the natural world? Is interspecies music possible? Desirable? David Rothenberg has written and performed on the relationship between humanity and nature for many years. In this talk/performance by the jazz musician, clarinetist, interspecies collaborator, and professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rothenberg will share his experience playing alongside whales, birds, insects, and other fauna.

David Rothenberg's books include Bug Music: How Insects Gave us Rhythm and Noise (St. Martin's Press, 2013), Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution (Bloomsbury, 2011), Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound (Basic Books, 2008), Why Birds Sing: A Journey into the Mystery of Bird Song (Basic Books, 2005), Sudden Music: Improvisation, Art, Nature (Georgia U Press, 2002), The Book of Music and Nature (Wesleyan, 2001), Hand's End: Technology and the Limits of Nature (U of California Press, 1993), and Is It Painful to Think? Conversations with Arne Naess (U Minnesota Press, 1993). He also edited and translated Ecology, Community, and Lifestyle by Norwegian environmental philosopher and founder of the deep ecology movement, Arne Naess, and was founding editor of the journal Terra Nova: Nature and Culture (MIT Press). His writing has appeared in Parabola, Orion, The Nation, Wired, Dwell, Kyoto Journal, and the New York Times.

Rothenberg's original musical recordings include Bug Music (2013), Whale Music (2008), Sudden Music (2002), and collaborations with Marilyn Crispell (On the Cliffs of the Heart, 2011; One Dark Night I Left My Silent House 2010), Lewis Porter (Expulsions of the Triumphant Beast, 2011), Scanner (You Can't Get There From Here, 2011), DJ Spooky, Jaron Lanier, Laurie Anderson, and others. For more information on his work, see www.davidrothenberg.net, davidrothenberg.wordpress.com/, and humanities.njit.edu/people/rothenberg.php.

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Michael Pollan Q&A (NR15 Event)

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ira Allen Chapel
Description: As part of the UVM First Year Summer Read Program, Michael Pollan, author of “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation,” will participate in a question and answer formatted speaking engagement. This event is FREE, but will be ticketed.

TICKETS

Tickets are available per the following schedule. Note: Tickets are limited.

Starting Wednesday, October 15, tickets are available to UVM FIRST YEAR Students Only (1 ticket with UVM ID) at the Waterman Building, 3rd floor Student Service Center kiosk from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Starting Wednesday, October 22, tickets are available to the UVM Community, including Students, Faculty & Staff (1 ticket with UVM ID) at the Dudley H. Davis Center, 3rd Floor Information Desk from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Starting Tuesday, October 28, tickets are open to the General Public (1 per person) at the Dudley H. Davis Center, 3rd Floor Information Desk from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This event is located in the Ira Allen Chapel.

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Centennial Woods Night Hike and Scary Stories (NR15 credit)

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in GreenHouse Lobby
Description: Want to dive in to the spirit of Halloween and explore hiking places right next to campus? Join your fellow GreenHouse residents on a trip to Centennial Woods, where we'll hike by the beam of the moon and our flashlights and share some spooky stories. We will meet in the GreenHouse lobby at 7 PM on Thursday, October 30th. Come prepared with flashlights, hiking shoes, several layers, and possibly your own scary stories to tell.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween Clean-up 2014 (NR15 credit)

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Meet at Billings Library
Description: Join the SGA and help clean up the streets of Burlington! We will be meeting at Billings library and spreading out across the city to clean up after Halloween! We will meet at Billings Library before hand for bagels and information and then split up into groups to cover as many streets as we can. Please register for the event:

www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-clean-up-2014-tickets-13854155151

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Centennial Woods Dinner

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in GreenHouse Lobby
Description: Growling stomachs are definitely not conducive to staying out on the trail.
Want to extend your trip into the night and save your hiking partners from an unhappy, hangry hiker? Preparing and cooking meals on the trail is one of the most important skills for camping, backpacking, and longer day hikes.

Join your fellow GreenHouse residents in Centennial Woods for a delicious backcountry dinner, where you'll learn how to use a Whisperlight camping stove, prepare meals for backpacking trips, and minimize your camping environmental impact using Leave No Trace principles. We will meet in the GreenHouse lobby on Sunday, November 2nd at 5 PM. Come prepared with hiking shoes, flashlights, several layers, and if you have one a crazy creek or sleeping pad to sit on.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

GreenHouse Cooking Class using CSA ingredients (NR15)

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kitchen off the Lobby
Description: Not sure what to do with your CSA veggies? Come on down to the GreenHouse lobby kitchen at 6:30pm to take a cooking class focused on easy CSA meals you can make in the dorm that are local, healthy and fun to make!

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Friday, November 14, 2014

CourageUVM

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: UHS 133 (Multipurpose Room)
Description: Integrating who we are with what we do. Join us for a unique gathering to reflect, revamp, and restore yourself. End your week with time to pause, connect, and tend to your being in the midst of so much doing. Inspired by the Center for Courage & Renewal, the gathering will reflection, small group discussion, and tea.

Facilitated by Holly Wilkinson, Dani Comey, Bev Colston, and Walter Poleman

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Friday, December 5, 2014

CourageUVM

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: UHS 133 (Multipurpose Room)
Description: Integrating who we are with what we do. Join us for a unique gathering to reflect, revamp, and restore yourself. End your week with time to pause, connect, and tend to your being in the midst of so much doing. Inspired by the Center for Courage & Renewal, the gathering will reflection, small group discussion, and tea.

Facilitated by Holly Wilkinson, Dani Comey, Bev Colston, and Walter Poleman

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