Earth Week starts in 5 days! – and we need volunteers! (I mean we also need you to go to all the fab events, but…)
So you want to volunteer for Earth Week?!
UO Earth Week 2013, April 22nd to April 26th, is a collaborative effort of students all across campus to bring livability and sustainability issues to every facet of University life. Each day of the week is themed on different aspect of sustainability.
For event details, Check out the Schedule online
We need volunteers! Click the link below to sign up
Click here to sign up to volunteer!
With more than 30 events hosted all over campus throughout the week, students will staff the Earth Week Hub tents at the top of the EMU Amphitheater to direct people to events, give out goodies, and answer questions. or stop by the UO Sustainability Center anytime.
Elise Downing, Assistant at the Sustainability Center, is this week’s student profile.
Always articulate and passionate, Elise will be missed, but graduation means great new things await!
That’s My Farmer (TMF) is a partnership between 13 farmers and 15 faith communities that supports local farmers by encouraging members of congregations and others in the community to purchase Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. In a CSA arrangement, households pay at the beginning of the season to become members of the farm and receive a weekly box of fresh, nutritious and delicious food that is delivered to a convenient neighborhood drop site. CSAs come in all shapes and sizes these days, offering a variety of products: fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, meat, dairy and eggs. In the CSA model, customers share the risk and the bounty while getting to know their farmer.
This evening offers a unique opportunity to meet farmers, taste their food, and ask questions about resourcing food locally year-round. At this year’s event we will continue a unique food and faith commitment by matching farmers with a faith community in order to make deeper connections.
The That’s My Farmer Low Income Fund uses the proceeds of the event, as well as other donations, to subsidize CSA shares for those who can least afford them.
By the end of the evening, organizers hope that everyone present will be able to confidently answer the question, “Who’s your farmer?”
For more information, visit the Willamette Food and Farm Coalition’s website.
On Thursday, March 14th, 4 folks from the Sustainability Center took a trip to Corvallis for some serious learning. Our stops?
* We met with colleagues at Oregon State, to hear about their great work with the Student Sustainability Initiative.
* We took a guided tour with the amazing owner of Gathering Together Organic Farm! They’ve got grafted tomatoes!! Thank you John.
* We got a guided tour of the amazing work being done in the catacombs of Block 15thBrewery! Go Fermentation!
* Finally, to cap it off, our team attended the annual Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Town Hall! An amazing community doing great work together.