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Sustainability Events, 11/28-12/04

Stopping Climate Change: What's Next? National Live Video Strategy Session

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 5:45 pm, Buttrick 201
To gather input from all over the country on what should come next, the Tar Sands Action organizing team is holding a nationwide Movement Strategy Session this Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Nashville session on the Vanderbilt campus will begin by watching a live video chat led by the Tar Sands Action organizing team. They will lay out some of the ideas they have about what we could do next, outline a few possible campaigns, how they relate to Keystone XL and the tar sands, and what we could do to take action on each. Then, our Nashville group will discuss what we think should be the next steps in a national effort to stop climate change. We'll report back to the Tar Sands Action organizers in a December 5th nationwide conference call, where people from all over the country will be providing feedback on what they want to do.

Please join us at Vandy this Wednesday as we build a Nashville group working to stop climate change - while we still can. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/Transition-Nashville/.

Co-Hosted by Transition Nashville and Vanderbilt SPEAR (Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility)

Vanderbilt Garden Initiative Movie Night

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 7:00 pm, Buttrick 102
Join the Vanderbilt Garden Initiative for a free film screening about community gardening and free Pinkberry Yogurt and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

AEC Green Screen Presents: Queen of the Sun (2011)

Saturday, December 3, 2:00pm, Sarratt Cinema
Queen of the Sun is a documentary highlighting the significance of bees and the international hive collapse syndrome epidemic . This film discusses not only migratory bee farming, a practice in which bee farmers travel all over the country visiting mono-culture farms, but also the historical and spiritual connection between human society and the pollinators that produce our food. This screening is free and open to the public.

Sponsors: The American Studies Sustainability Project, East House, The Film Studies Program, The Ingram Commons, The Office of Active Citizenship and Service (OACS), and SPEAR.

Next Week

Green Bag Luncheon Series: Utilities Savings at Home and at Work

Wednesday, December 7, 12:00 pm, Sarratt 189
(Presenter: Dave Parker, LEED AP)

Sponsored by the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project, the Green Bag luncheon series focuses on the environment and sustainability, both at work and at home. This educational series features informal lunchtime discussions and/or workshops - from sustainable food and dining choices to backyard composting to utility savings at home and work and much more. So bring your lunch and join us to learn interesting ways to incorporate sustainability into your life!

For more information or to view past Green Bag sessions, visit http://www.vanderbilt.edu/sustainvu/ or contact SEMO.

Sustainability Events in November and December:

  • International Lens Screening: O'er the Land (2009), Thursday, November 3, 7:00pm, Sarratt Cinema.
  • AEC Green Screen Presents: Waste Land (2010), Sunday, November 13, 2pm-4pm, Sarratt Cinema.
  • Vanderbilt Green Fund Applications Due, Sunday, November 13.
  • Green Bag Luncheon Series: Celebrating the Holidays Sustainably, Wednesday, November 16, 12:00pm, Sarratt 189.
  • AEC Green Screen: Queen of the Sun (2011), Saturday, December 3, 2pm, Sarratt Cinema.
  • Green Bag Luncheon Series: Utilities Savings at Home and at Work, Wednesday, December 7, 12:00 p.m., Sarratt 189.

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Upcoming Events

11/30 5:45 p.m.
Stoping Climate Change: What's Next? National Live Video Strategy Session

11/30 7:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Garden Initiative Movie Night

12/3 2:00 p.m.
Green Screen: Queen of the Sun (2011)

12/7 12:00 p.m.
Green Bag Luncheon Series: Utilities Savings at Home and at Work


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