ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER EVENTS
Environmental Center, and The Center for Civic Engagement Open House
4:00-6:00pm Wednesday, August 28th at the Bassis Center for Student Learning
Come check out upcoming events and programs.
Westminster Wheels Bike Collective and Organic Garden Open House
4:00-6:00 PM Tuesday, September 10th the Organic Garden
Learn about events and programs for the year and enjoy some of the best salsas in our 3rd annual salsa competition. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a spin on our pedal powered smoothie maker from the bike collective.
Medicinal Monday: Herbal Medicine
5:30 – 6:30 Monday September 16th – Organic Garden
Learn how plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers can be used for medicinal purposes Join Merry Harrison from Millcreek Herbs in a hands on lesson in creating basic Herbal remedies for your health.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Wednesday, September 18th –Campus Hive and Garden
Join our campus Bee Keeper Cody Reeder for our first annual harvesting of the honey. Bring a small jar and take a sample home to enjoy. This event
will begin in the campus garden.
Tuesday October 2nd – Bassis Center
Want new costumes for Halloween? Don't have enough budget for new costumes? Come and join us on October 2nd at Bassis Center! Don't forget to bring your old costumes!
Wednesday October 9, 2013 PHIL HOWARD
Examining our food system
Gore Auditorium 7-9 pm
This is an In depth examination of our food system. Growing, processing, distribution and consumption.
Howards research focuses on the “food system" . The food system involves all of the steps required to produce food and get it to our plates–from farming and processing to distribution and consumption. He will examine what changes are occurring, what are the impacts of these changes on communities, and what can communities do to respond positively to these changes? What is consolidation in food and beverage industries, and bridging information gaps between producers and consumers through ecolabels.
Wednesday October 16, 2013
WORKING WITH BEES WAX
Environmental Center 6-8 pm
Join campus bee keeper Cody Reeder to learn what you can do with the whole ball of wax!
Tuesday October 22, 2013
The ABC's of Winter Biking
7- 8 pm Environmental Center
Join Will Deutschman in an informational clinic about biking in inclement weather.
Monday October 28, 2013 Doug Peacock
7:00pm Vive Gore Auditorium on the campus of Westminster College
Author, Vietnam veteran, filmmaker and naturalist Doug Peacock. Peacock has published widely on wilderness issues: from grizzly bears to buffalo, from the Sierra Madres of the Sonoran desert to the fjords of British Columbia, from the tigers of Siberia to the blue sheep of Nepal. Doug Peacock was a Green Beret medic and the real-life model for Edward Abbey’s George Washington Hayduke in The Monkey Wrench Gang
Bee Keeping 101 Winterizing your hive
6:00 PM - 7:00 Wednesday October 30th Bee Keeping 101 -- Environmental Center
Adequate conditions inside the hive must be met for the colony's survival and failure to maintain adequate conditions for the beehive could result in a weak or dead colony come springtime. Join Cody Reeder campus Bee Keeper for a crash course in preparing your hive for winter.
BIKE COLLECTIVE REPAIRING YOUTH BIKES FOR NEEDY CHILDREN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
WHEN: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2013
WHERE:WESTMINSTER BIKE COLLECTIVE
LEARN HOW TO DO BASIC BIKE REPARS SUCH AS FLAT TIRES, AND CLEANING FROM WESTMINSTER BIKE TECHS. ENJOY FOOD, FUN AND WORK ON GETTING BIKES UP AND RUNNING FOR NEADY YOUTH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
Campus Garden Events
Garden Work Days
Tuesdays through October 26th from 4:00 to 6:00PM in the garden
Every Thursday starting on August 29th from 4:00-5:30 in the commons.
Farm Mob at Mololo's Garden, SLC, Friday August 30th from 12:30-3PM
Come join a group of awesome Westminster garden volunteers to help harvest and complete other needed tasks at this local, famil-owned, organic farm! Please meet at the garden no later than 12:10PM to carpool and please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect.
Monthly Cooking Class
5:30PM-7:00PM Monday, September 30th - Environmental Center
September's cooking class has some of the best seasonal ingredients including fresh tomatoes and savory, sweet basil! This month we will be cooking with Graduate Student Assistant Coral Azarian to make her special Italy inspired tomato and basil risotto! This meal will is vegetarian and gluten-free and will have vegan options. the cost of the class is $2! However, there are "scholarship" options if you cannot pay, no questions asked! Click the link below to register for the class; spots get filled quickly!! www.westminstercollege.edu/apps/forms/index.cfm
FOOD FILM SERIES:
Tuesday September 10th, 2013 at 7 PM Gore Auditorium
END OF THE LINE examines the imminent extinction of Bluefin tuna, brought on by increasing western demand for sushi; the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulation of jellyfish; and the profound implications of a future world with no fish that would bring certain mass starvation. Filmed over two years, The End of the Line follows the investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs, who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans.
An Evening with Five Utah Farmers, SLC Food Day
Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 at 7 PM Gore School of Business Auditorium
In partnership with SLC Food Day, the garden will be hosting a discussion with five local farmers featuring a short video documenting the their lives farming in Utah. Visit their facebook for more information. www.facebook.com/events/226391574181614/
Monthly Cooking Class
5:30PM-7:00PM Friday, October 25th - Environmental Center
October's cooking class will feature a mixture of in-season delectables to make peanut sauce veggie stir-fry (and non-peanut stir fry too!). This month we will be cooking with Nursing faculty Carol Jeffers and Donna Wahoff-Stice to make this healthy, tasty, quick and college-budget friendly dish! This meal will is vegetarian and gluten-free and will have vegan options. The cost of the class is $2! However, there are "scholarship" options if you cannot pay, no questions asked! Click the link below to register for the class; spots get filled quickly!! www.westminstercollege.edu/apps/forms/index.cfm
Tuesday October 8th, 2013 at 7 PM Gore Auditorium
FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.
Tuesday November 5th, 2013 at 7 PM Gore Auditorium
A PLACE AT THE TABLE A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem. 50 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who are struggling with food insecurity.
Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 at 6PM Gore Auditorium
THE DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE A team of journalists investigate how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry. The crew interview both proponents and opponents of these alleged practices, and use hidden camera techniques to delve into the gritty world of cocoa plantations. Directed by Miki Mistrati, U. Roberto Romano
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