The Sustainability Office is now recruiting volunteers to participate in GREEN MOVE OUT at the end of the semester. Green Move Out is a campus-wide program that aims to collect and redistribute items left behind by students at the end of the semester that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. Not counting recycling, compost or e-waste, the total material diverted from the landfill throughout the week averages 6,000 lbs. Do you have an interest in waste diversion? A deep desire to contribute to the sustainability initiatives on your campus? Some friends that you want to hang out with before they graduate and move across the country? A closeted shopping addiction that could be easily satisfied by having first dips on a bunch of cool clothes, gear, games, technology, appliances, and anything else your classmates decided to leave behind? A Green Job Corps Volunteer position could be the ideal way for you to kick off your summer! A limited number of positions are available. Please contact Ryan Ihrke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On April 1, eight GMC students, Lindsey Pekurny ’16, Megan Muller ’16, Leora Mattison ’16, Eliza Hubbell ’16, Tynazha Jones ’17, Sara Lucas ’17, Paola Fernandez ’17, and Kaitlin Dunley ’17, along with prof. Valorie Titus (natural resources management), traveled to Camp Blue Diamond near State College, Penn., to attend The Wildlife Society’s Northeast Section Student Conclave. Participants traveled down a long, bumpy road into the middle of a vast state forest where they were greeted by choruses of spring peepers and students from natural resources schools across the Northeast. The first evening consisted of a student mixer and a wonderful keynote presentation providing advice for students who want to enter the Natural Resources field. The following day, students participated in a number of technical workshops, ranging from turtle radiotelemetry, to rocket netting, to grant writing, to wildlife photography. The event culminated that night with the annual Quiz Bowl. The GMC team of Lindsey, Megan, Leora, and Paola started strong with victories over Framingham State and Central Michigan University. They lost a tough one to Penn State Main Campus, but were able to overcome that loss with a victory over University of Maine for the third place rank.
Stop by Withey Lobby Thursday, April 28 and see student posters depicting the various Delicate Balance projects completed this semester. Students will be on hand from 10-11 a.m. to discuss their projects and posters.
The College Programming Board and the Office of Student Involvement are excited to announce that Brother Ali w/ DJ Last Word will be performing for Spring Concert on April 23! Brother Ali is a highly respected Hip Hop artist, speaker and activist from Minneapolis. His resume includes six critically acclaimed albums, mentorships with Iconic Hip Hop legends Chuck D and Rakim and performances on late night talk shows with Conan O Brien and Jimmy Fallon. He’s been the subject of Al-Jazeera and NPR pieces and was a keynote speaker at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Brother Ali’s latest album “Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color” is his manifesto on the political, socioeconomic and cultural suffering in modern American life, as well as a declaration of hope and possibility for a brighter future. Free tickets are available for students and one guest depending on availability. On April 5, tickets will be available for faculty and staff. Tickets are available for alumni and community members for $15 as pre-registration. On April 23 (the day of the concert), if tickets are still available, non-students will be charged $20 per ticket.
Come hear talented students from the applied music program perform works for voice and instruments Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in Ackley. Free and open to all!
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday in Withey Lobby, a great display of goods produced by students on Green Mountain College’s Cerridwen Farm is available (through May 6). Products include a variety of hand-made goat soap, baked goods, value added products, eggs, pastured beef and pork (including some delicious sausage and bacon). We also offer some great products from local farms; ketchup, apple butter, honey and more. Don’t need food? We have some great t-shirts and pint glasses with our own student made logo!
Students in the Renewable Energy: Technology Applications class this semester have developed a proposal for campus microgrid project. The project would channel energy generation to one building (Withey) to provide a community center for medical care, shelter, and food production in the event of an unplanned disaster. The presentation will be in the East Room on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m.
GreenMAP will host an information meeting about becoming a Wilderness Challenge/GreenMAP leader on Thursday April 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the GreenMAP office in Withey. Students will learn about the types of trips GreenMAP offers, the training opportunities and requirements, benefits of being a GMAP leader (pro-deals, access to certification courses, and more) details about leading a Wilderness Challenge trip, and the cooperative adventure philosophy GreenMAP utilizes.
This is a community effort to clean several segments of the Poultney River and its banks. Kayaks and/or canoes will be available for use! Meet at the Poultney River rope swing April 18 at 1 p.m. The cleanup session will last until 2:30.
nacks will be sold for $2 or less to support The Wildlife Society and UNICEF at GMC on April 20. Profits will be used to help The Wildlife Society’s Fall 2016 Hike-A-Thon and UNICEF’s TAP Water Project. Select a snack anytime from 11 a.m-4 p.m. in the Withey lobby on April 20. For more information contact Megan Muller at email@example.com