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Event Schedule 2015-2016

Please note:
Currently, the Office of Sustainability is announcing events primarily on Facebook at facebook.com/UWGBSustainability

All events listed are free, and open to the whole campus community, unless noted otherwise. If you know of a sustainability event currently not listed here, please contact us to have it added to the website.

If you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodation, please contact Student Life at (920) 465-2720.



Event Schedule 2014-2015

This page lists events tied to sustainability at UW-Green Bay during the 2014-2015 academic year.

All events listed are free, and open to the whole campus community, unless noted otherwise. If you know of a sustainability event currently not listed here, please contact us to have it added to the website.

If you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodation, please contact Student Life at (920) 465-2720.


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September 2014

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Movie Screening: "Disruption"

Sun, Sept 7, 7:00pm University Union, Christie Theatre

Watch the new movie "Disruption" and join the discussion about what we can all do to fight climate change!

Watch the trailer and sign up for the event at:
http://act.350.org/event/disruption_attend/8000

Public & Environmental Affairs Council Kick-off Meeting

Tue, Sept 9, 5:00pm to 5:30pm Mauthe Center, main room

PEAC is having its first meeting for this semester and welcomes everybody interested in environmental affairs, community service, and a fun group to hang out with. Come with ideas for OrgSmorg, this year’s theme is “All Around the World”, and for what to do this year on campus. Everybody is welcome, just stop by!

Find more info on the Student Orgs page: PEAC
For questions on the upcoming meeting, please contact Anna Gribova griba25@uwgb.edu

NAS-Seminar Series: Behavioral Ecology of Snakes

Fri, Sept 12, 3:00pm to 4:00pm ES 328

Speaker: Stephen J.Mullin, Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University

Social will follow at 4:00-4:30 pm in ES 317. This event is part of the Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series.
www.uwgb.edu/nas/seminar/overview.asp

October 2014

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Fall Job & Internship Fair

Wed, Oct 1, 9:30am to 1:30pm University Union, Phoenix Rooms ABC

Connect with local and regional employers, find out more about job and internship opportunities, and don't be afraid to ask what they do to be green – protecting the environment regards us all.

iPat Movie Series: "Waterlife"

Tue, Oct 7, 7:00pm University Union, Christie Theatre

Enjoy a free movie, and free popcorn to go with it! Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/40970363

Jimmy Bramblett will speak at the first iPat film of the year. Mr. Bramblett is the Wisconsin State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. His office works with farmers and landowners throughout Wisconsin on a wide range of voluntary projects to conserve natural resources. Mr. Bramblett oversees the agency’s 250 employees and a $75 million budget.

This event is part of the iPat Movie Series: (impact = population*affluence*technology).

NAS-Seminar Series: Federal Management of Great Lakes Fish

Fri, Oct 10, 3:00pm to 4:00pm ES 328

Speaker: Mark Holey, Project Leader for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service office in Green Bay

Social will follow at 4:00-4:30 pm in ES 317. This event is part of the Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series.
www.uwgb.edu/nas/seminar/overview.asp

Fall Majors Fair

Wed, Oct 15, 11:00am to 1:00pm University Union, Phoenix Rooms ABC

The majors fair is the event to get to know the many academic programs UW-Green Bay has to offer. Before you go, take a look at our list of degree programs linked to sustainability.

Faculty representatives from all 32 major programs of study will be available in one place to provide students with information and answer questions about the learning opportunities and career possibilities specific to the academic programs.

Movie Screening: Fed Up!

Thu, Oct 16, 6:00pm University Union, Phoenix Rooms

"FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever."
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCUbvOwwfWM

Presented by the students from SLO Food Alliance.

Movie Screening: Growing Cities

Sun, Oct 19, 6:00pm University Union, Phoenix Rooms

“A documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat”
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlSlkAB8cBo

Presented by the students from PEAC.

Food Day

Mon, Oct 20 Several Locations on Campus

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Food Day is coming to campus, with many exciting events! TED-like speakers – a panel discussion comprised of local trailblazers who play an active role in our local food system (farm to fork to soil), followed by a massive (free) meal created from primarily local ingredients! October 20th will also feature the two-time James Beard Award Winning Chef, Michel Nischan, as the night’s keynote speaker. Come out and take part in the celebration - if the amazing opportunities to connect and learn weren’t enough. Come for the prize drawings - the more things you take part in, the more raffle tickets you earn! Hope to win local gift cards and prize baskets!

Find the exact locations, and more information, at UW-Green Bay's Food Day page: www.foodday.org

TimesEvents
7:30-10 am No Waste Breakfast
2:30-4 pm Inspiring Farm to Fork Characters and Stories
4-4:45 pm Panel Discussion: Sustainable Roots - Food in Your Community
5-6 pm Community Dinner
6-7 pm Keynote: Michel Nishan

Want more? There are two movie screenings on October 16th and October 19th. Just scroll up on this page.

NAS-Seminar Series: Brownfield Redevelopment

Fri, Oct 24, 3:00pm to 4:00pm ES 328

Speaker: David Helpap, Public & Environmental Affairs, UW-Green Bay

Social will follow at 4:00-4:30 pm in ES 317. This event is part of the Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series.
www.uwgb.edu/nas/seminar/overview.asp

November 2014

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iPat Movie Series: "Terra Blight"

Tue, Nov 4, 7:00pm University Union, Christie Theatre

Enjoy a free movie, and free popcorn to go with it! Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB-m8MumQjo

This event is part of the iPat Movie Series: (impact = population*affluence*technology).

NAS-Seminar Series: Geology of Midwestern Streams

Fri, Nov 7, 3:00pm to 4:00pm ES 328

Speaker: Nelson Ham, Geology and Environmental Science, Saint Norbert College

Social will follow at 4:00-4:30 pm in ES 317. This event is part of the Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series.
www.uwgb.edu/nas/seminar/overview.asp

Make No Mark Week, presented by Residence Life

Mon, Nov 10 through Sat, Nov 15 Several locations, see below

The Residence Green Life Committee is celebrating Make No Mark Week from Nov. 10-15. Make No Mark Week provides UW-Green Bay Residential Life to reduce consumption and be conscious of daily activities by promoting a more sustainable lifestyle. The goal is to make your mark by leaving no mark. Each day will feature daily challenges.

Monday, Nov. 10: Make No Trash
Create a no trash kit for the day by using reusable utensils and containers. Use a plastic bag to collect your trash throughout the day. At 5:30 p.m. come to the Mauthe Center where the trash will be sorted between recycling, garbage and compost. The goal is to create as little trash as possible through the use of reusable Tupperware and products with as little packaging as possible.

Tuesday, Nov. 11: Eat and Travel Sustainably
Keep a list of everything you eat throughout the day. Later, review the list and decide what items you ate were grown within 100 miles or within the state. Try to swap three non-local items for some that you can purchase locally. List the ways you travel normally. Is there a way to travel sustainably such as by bike or bus? Don’t forget to check out the free dinner at the Mauthe Center at 5:30 p.m. – BYOP – Bring Your Own Plate!
Also, check out http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/eat-smart.

Wednesday, Nov. 12: Minimize Water
Calculate your water footprint! Try to beat the clock and shower in less than three minutes or try and beat your roommate to see who can take the quickest shower. Remember to use your reusable water bottle during the day!

Thursday, Nov. 13: Buy Nothing New
Make a list of items you need to buy this week and remove items that are not necessities. Be resourceful today: borrow from friends, make or buy used items when possible.
Check out www.storyofstuff.org

Friday, Nov. 14: Give Back to the Community & Celebrate
Join the Campus Cleanup! Meet at the Mauthe Center at 1 p.m. Stick around for the social at 2 p.m. where free reusable water bottles and grocery bags will be given away. Hear testimonials from students and learn about opportunities with student organizations such a Public & Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC), Round River Alliance, SLO Food Alliance, Health Fork and Campus Kitchen.

Saturday, Nov. 15: America Recycles Day
Swap your plastic or film bags for reusable bags at the Community Center MPR from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

America Recycles Day

Sat, Nov 15

An initiative of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.: http://americarecyclesday.org/

As part of "Leave No Mark Week", the Residence Green Life Committee will be swapping your plastic film bags for reusable bags at the Mauthe Center, from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

NAS-Seminar Series: Green Space and Urban Agriculture

Fri, Nov 21, 3:00pm to 4:00pm ES 328

Speaker: Rachel Russell, Public & Environmental Affairs, UW-Green Bay

Social will follow at 4:00-4:30 pm in ES 317. This event is part of the Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series.
www.uwgb.edu/nas/seminar/overview.asp

December 2014

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iPat Movie Series: "Dirt: The Movie"

Tue, Dec 2, 7:00pm University Union, Christie Theatre

Enjoy a free movie, and free popcorn to go with it! Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKPcuwOOGqY

This event is part of the iPat Movie Series: (impact = population*affluence*technology).

January 2015

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February 2015

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Recyclemania

February through April Housing

More information on our Recyclemania page: www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/participate/recyclemania.asp
Official Recyclemania homepage: www.recyclemaniacs.org

Campus Conservation Nationals

February through April Housing

More information on our CCN page: www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/participate/ccn.asp
Official CCN homepage: www.competetoreduce.org/

March 2015

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April 2015

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Watershed Symposium

Tue, Apr 04 University Union, Phoenix B

UW-Green Bay hosts the 12th annual Student Watershed Symposium on Tuesday, April 14, as part of the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program.

The symposium provides an opportunity for student-teacher teams, program partners, agency representatives, and community members to exchange ideas and share research findings with panel discussions, posters and presentations. Student teams can compare data from their streams with that of the other stream teams, in order to assess and improve stream health. The symposium provides high school students with a rare opportunity to interact with researchers in water quality fields.

Find detailed information on our Watershed page: www.uwgb.edu/watershed/symposium/overview.asp

Earth Week

Mon, Apr 20 - Sat, Apr 25 Several locations on Campus

UW-Green Bay celebrates Earth Day for a whole week.

Download the complete program for Earth Week at UW-Green Bay here. Individual events will be announced below in the event schedule and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UWGBsustainability

All events are free (unless noted) and will take place at UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI.

Find general information about Earth Day at www.earthday.org

UW-Green Bay Earth Day Forum

Tue, Apr 21, 3:00pm - 7:00pm University Union, Phoenix Rooms C

3:00pm - 4:00pm, Convention featuring environmental organizations from UW-Green bay and Northeast Wisconsin
4:00pm - 4:45pm, Erin Wilcox, Water Resources Specialist, NEW Water
5:00pm - 6:00pm, Locally sources meal provided by Trust Local Foods
6:00pm - 6:45pm, Robert Atwell – President/CEO Nicolet Bank

Sponsored by SGA Environmental Committee

Annual Earth Day Celebration at UW-Green Bay

Wed, Apr 22, 11:00am - 1:00pm Student Services Plaza

Annual UWGB Earth Day celebration with a meal for UWGB students ($5 for community members), live musical performance, water activities, and native seeds.

Please note: In case of rain, the event will move inside (Union main floor).

Sponsored by Public and Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC), Dietetics Club, and SLO Food Alliance.

Native Plants Seminar with Justin Kroening

Wed, Apr 22, 6:00pm MAC 219

Justin Kroening from Stone Silo Prairie Gardens will discuss the benefits of native plants and give tips on how to turn your garden into an oasis for wildlife!

Sponsored by Round River Alliance.

Planting in the Student Services Plaza

Thu, Apr 23 & Fri, Apr 24, 5:30pm Student Services Plaza

SLO Food Alliance is holding their kick off to the planting season. Come get your hands dirty in our University’s garden. No prior experience is needed!

Sponsored by SLO Food Alliance.

Annual Arboretum Clean-Up

Sat, Apr 25, 9:00am – 12:00pm Cofrin Memorial Arboretum (see below)

Come clean up the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum. Wear rainboots and bring gloves!
Meeting point: Meet/park on the corner of Champeau Rd & Sussex Rd at 9:00am.

Sponsored by Round River Alliance.

Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance’s Third Annual River Clean-Up Project

Sat, Apr 25, 8:30am – 2:00pm Various sites off Campus

All volunteers are welcome to join for a free lunch and an afternoon of music and fun at our River Celebration at Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance headquarters in Appleton (1000 N. Ballard Road, Green Bay, WI).

Please register online: www.fwwa.org/rivercleanup

Sponsored by UWGB Ducks Unlimited Chapter.

May 2015

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