Students will depart at 9 a.m. from Ames Circle and return from Pico Mountain at 4 p.m.Twenty-five seats for students who need a lift ticket and rental equipment will be available with a $10.00 non refundable deposit which gets you a ride to Pico, a day pass and rental equipment for the day (a $116 value!!)! Fifteen bus seats will be available for students who have a pass and equipment already!
Erondu Jude Chisom ’16 has received an internship at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth as Campus Ambassador, an organization dedicated to empowering youth from around the world to create sustainable solutions to global development and environmental challenges. Launched by the United Nations in 2012, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) mobilizes scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem-solving at local, national, and global scales.
Erondu’s internship lasts for two months through December 27, after which he is eligible for a 12-month position on the Assembly. Erondu is studying sustainable business with a minor in environmental policy. The first member of his family and his community in Nigeria to attend college, Erondu has held several leadership positions at GMC. He was a member of the judicial review board between 2013 and 2014, director of civic engagement on the Student Senate, and student body president last year. He is also a member of the Green Mountain College Model United Nations, representing China and Togo in the Security Council at the National Model United Nations Conferences in New York in 2013 and 2014. According to the SDSN announcement, “Erondu is passionate to be a member of SDSN-Youth so that he can develop necessary skills needed in his career pursuit in foreign policy and sustainable development and promote global education which he sees as a tool for the eradication of global hunger and poverty.” Read more on the SDSN website.
Join the legendary Bread and Puppet Theater as an audience member or a co-performer as part of the Overtakelessness Pageant. Community members who would like to participate in the performance should attend one or more of the community rehearsals taking place Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m., and Friday, September 18 at 4 p.m. All rehearsals will take place at the Outdoor Classroom.
A brief synopsis: The Upriser Masses rally as two-dimensional enforcement officers encroach on the elusive pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness. Meanwhile, the comet’s journey continues as refugees set sail into their current reality, only to be met by clouds indulging in celestial melodrama. Finally, jubilation erupts as the comet completes its passage underneath the above and off into the unknown. Friday, September 18 – 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Office of Career and Personal Development at Green Mountain College is pleased to announce our 2015 Fall Graduate School and Career Fair on Tuesday, October 6 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Our fair will have a strong emphasis on outdoor and adventure related opportunities, as well community-based organizations, and the hospitality industry. Check it out!
Talking about gender, religion and politics can be challenging whether casually or in a classroom setting. This workshop will offer skills that help each voice to be included, heard and respected. You’ll pick up some help and hints on having meaningful discussions about hot-trigger topics. Delicious (free) lunch provided! Bring your own mug/bowl for soup. It’s at the CAT Center Wednesday, September 16 from 12-1 p.m. Co-sponsored by the CAT Center and Religious & Spiritual Life Committee.
Studying – you mean cramming? When it comes to preparing for an assessment we’re all masters of waiting till the last minute, right? Attend this workshop this evening at 7 p.m. in Bogue 17. The workshop will provide us with the right tricks to improve about approach to studying. We’ll explore different ways to strengthen our memory of concepts and learn about the benefits of spaced repetition. Our objective will be to find different skills and techniques that work for us personally, in efforts to enhance our learning.
A typical “what to bring to school” list for college students might include: a desk lamp, a mini-fridge, a throw rug, a trash can. Rob Dunn, a Green Mountain College senior from Henniker, N.H., has a somewhat different list: one 12v 35ah (12 volt 35 amp-hour) Deep Cycle battery; 5 gallon bucket of sawdust (for the composting toilet); several jars of natural peanut butter (survival food in case the produce freezes); as much kindling and firewood as possible!
By now you’ve deduced that Dunn’s living arrangements are somewhat unconventional for a college student. He lives in a “tiny house” he constructed himself last year, located on leased land about five miles from the liberal-arts college in Poultney, Vt. He lives off the grid and supplies his own fuel for a Rocket mass heater, a hyper-efficient wood stove with a six-inch by six-inch firebox that keeps the house toasty in the winter.
Borrowing from design principles he learned in his Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) classes with prof. Lucas Brown, he built the structure with future inhabitants in mind (he is required to leave the house behind when he graduates).
“I designed it around simplicity, ease of build, and sourcing from environmentally-friendly materials,” he said.
The list of necessities for life in the 96 square-foot tiny house are dictated by space and efficiency, but Dunn does not sacrifice all comforts. He makes space for his record, CD and cassette collection, powered by an inverter connected to solar panels. His total living space approximates that of a typical college dorm room–a second story sleeping loft frees up most of the floor space for cooking, studying and just hanging out with friends.
Rob made several efforts to give away or sell many of his possessions—clothes, tools, and miscellaneous items. “It was hard at first, but after the second or third ‘purge’ it got a lot easier to figure out what I really needed and what minimalism really felt like.”
See some of the national coverage Rob has attracted: