ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER EVENTS SPRING 2013
Westminster Bicycle Collective Spring Opening
Monday, March 11th
Come get your bike ready for spring riding. Normal hours resume Monday, March 11th. www.westminstercollege.edu/bike
Introduction to Backyard Chicken Keeping
Friday, Febuary 15th, 2013 at 2 PM in the Environmental Center
Come learn about basics of backyard chicken keeping from students and faculty involved in the Westminster Chicken Co-op. Anyone interested in being part of this spring’s co-op should attend.
Thursday, February 21st at 6 PM in the Environmental Center
Join Cody Reeder, our student bee keeper, to learn some of the fundamentals about keeping bees in the city.
Wind Uprising Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 7th, 7:00pm HWAC Special Events Room
Wind Uprising chronicles the turbulent journey shared by an entrepreneur and an engineer who broke trail for wind energy in coal country. They overcame legislative barriers, fickle investors, power purchasing conundrums, and a 'Not In My Back Yard' resistance from residents that nearly stopped them in their tracks. This timely story details the common roadblocks that stand in the way of wind energy and the solutions that were discovered in Spanish Fork. A panel with the wind developer, film’s producers, and Westminster’s Rich Collins will follow the brief film.
Gaia’s Garden Book Club
Tuesdays starting March 5 – April 2 at 7:00 PM in the Environmental Center
Open to campus and community members, this group will read Toby Hemenway’s classic Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture and discuss ways for implementing permaculture principles in your own garden. For more information, visit http://www.westminstercollege.edu/environmental_center/index.cfm?parent=6676&detail=9993&content=14337.
Real Food Week
It's time to focus on food that is fair, local, ecologically-sound, and humane! Join Westminster for Real Food for a week of fun food events including a local food tasting and talk by Real Food Rising founder Mike Evans (Thursday 3/14 @ 7pm in the Environmental Center) and cooking class with Chris LeCluyse (Friday 3/14 @ 4pm in the Environmental Center.
Bioneers Monthly Lunch & Learn –
Similar in format to TED talks, these rebroadcast speakers from past Bioneers conferences focus on pressing environmental and social justice issues. Light lunch will be provided and a discussion will follow. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you would like to bring a class or use one of the speaker DVDs.
Ray Anderson: Sustainability in Action - www.bioneers.org/presenters/ray-anderson
Wednesday, February 13th, Noon-1:00pm in the Environmental Center
Janine Benyus: Natures 100 Best: Top Biomimicry Solutions to Environmental Crises - www.bioneers.org/presenters/janine-benyus
Wednesday, March 13th, Noon-1:00pm in the Environmental Center
Erica Fernandez: Si, Se Puede! (Yes, We Can!) - www.bioneers.org/presenters/erica-fernandez
Wednesday, April 10th, Noon-1:00pm in the Environmental Center
Roots & Shoots Youth Environmental Fair
Thursday, April 11th, 12:30-8:30pm, HWAC West Gym
This fair invites youth from around the Salt Lake valley to share research projects with environmental themes. Westminster students are needed as volunteer judges. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Earth Day Celebration
Thursday, April 18th in the commons
Enjoy delicious food and good music while you check out all the exciting environmental things happening on campus. This is a great place for students to share their environmental class projects. To reserve a space, contact email@example.com.