Category Archives: Mindfulness

Reducing Food Waste In America: How Champlain Is Doing Its Part – Story by Olivia Werenski ’17

By Olivia Werenski ‘17 / Champlain College News When you go into the cafeteria, how many plates do you take? With Sodexo’s all-you-can-eat policy, typically students and guests grab at least two plates of food. And with that often comes a significant amount of waste. I sat down with Champlain Lead Eco-Rep Nicole Stratis for […]

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Volunteers Needed for Community Tree Planting -May 9

  Re-Post Courtesy of the Intervale Center: Volunteers Needed for Community Tree Planting!  What: Volunteers will plant more than 300 trees to restore a stream on the Mayo Farm in Stowe. Any and all volunteers are welcome, as this is a family-friendly event! When: Saturday, May 9th 9 AM to 3 PM. Snacks will be provided by Commodities […]

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Food for thought on Earth Day: The Colonization of Life Itself – by Nicole Stratis ’17

This posting comes from Nicole Stratis ’17, and was originally presented in her “Colonialism and Identity” class. To colonize something is to take ownership and control of it (person, land, resource, etc) without permission from them in order for the colonizer to gain something, typically resulting in a burden or complete oppression of the colonized.  […]

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Guided Walks in Centennial Woods – 4/20 & 4/22

Courtesy of Lydia Gim: This week there will be a guided walk in Centennial Woods in celebration of Earth Week, Arbor Day, and to commemorate Vermont town forests. This walk will be led by UVM faculty members on Wednesday April 22nd from 12 PM until 1 PM. If anyone is interested in attending this opportunity, email Lydia Gim at […]

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GREEN UP with BRANCH OUT BURLINGTON! on Saturday, May 2nd

GREEN UP with BRANCH OUT BURLINGTON! What: Tree Planting at the Burlington Community Tree Nursery When: Saturday, May 2 What Time: 9:00 – 11 am Where: UVM Horticulture Research Center (on Green Mountain Drive in South Burlington, off Shelburne Road behind IDX (now known as General Electric Health Care).  Follow the signs. What else: Music […]

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Metta Earth Leadership Training (VT)

Re-post from Metta Earth: Are you passionate about social change, movement-building, sustainability, and social justice?   Interested in building hands-on skills in permaculture, homesteading, ecovillage planning, ororganic farming?   Want to explore your inner strength and leadership through yoga and mindfulness meditation?   Looking for an opportunity to get outside and reconnect with nature on a much deeper level than ever before?  Interested in ecopsychology and learning primitive wilderness survival […]

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Student Sustainable Oceans Summit & webcast – April 25

Coutesy of Audrey: A student-led Sustainable Oceans Summit is taking place April 25th.   Great opportunity for students to engage with global ocean policy issues. Speakers will be participating from the US State Department, NOAA, the World Bank, Nature Conservancy, Palauan Ambassador to the UN Stuart Beck, the White House National Oceans Council, National Geographic […]

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“Bee Girl” Presentations @ Hildene

Save these two dates! MAY 28 Last Best Hope President Lincoln appealed to “the better angels of our nature” when he urged citizens to rededicate themselves to the promise of American democracy as “the last best hope of earth.” In his second annual address, he asks, “Can we do better?” Hildene’s annual Last Best Hope program […]

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April Week 2: Second Nature, City Market, VBSR, NOFA-VT, Vermont Nature Conservancy, VCGN

AASHE (good read/conferences/jobs) Second Nature (good watch): Sustainability Sit-Downs #11 is out. This week’s video features Wendell Brase, Administrative Vice Chancellor at University of California, Irvine, discussing discussing the true costs of inaction in the face of Climate Change. Sustainability Sit-Downs is a new Second Nature video series consisting of 12 short interviews with sustainability leaders in higher […]

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April Week 2: Second Nature, City Market, VBSR, NOFA-VT, Vermont Nature Conservancy, VCGN

AASHE (good read/conferences/jobs) Second Nature (good watch): Sustainability Sit-Downs #11 is out. This week’s video features Wendell Brase, Administrative Vice Chancellor at University of California, Irvine, discussing discussing the true costs of inaction in the face of Climate Change. Sustainability Sit-Downs is a new Second Nature video series consisting of 12 short interviews with sustainability leaders in higher […]

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